Sally Waterman is embarrassed spending the night at the Rovers with Ken living next door. Deirdre talks Ken into going to Corfu, although he doesn't want to go. The Duckworths go to court where Jack is fined £200 and banned from driving for a year. He has parked in a restricted area and gets a ticket. Sally realises Ken finds her attractive and encourages him to talk about his feelings. He tells her that he doesn't want to go on holiday and be without her. She offers him a platonic relationship. Ken stands Deirdre up for lunch to take Sally out. An old police friend, Sgt. Graham Ibbotson, tells Betty that a police sergeant called Tony Cunliffe is being transferred to the area and needs somewhere to lodge. He asks Betty if she'll take him in, she agrees to see him. Jack contemplates living off the state.


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Guest cast



  • Location filming was conducted outside the old Court House at the corner of Encombe Place and Upper Cleminson Street in Salford. The building has since been converted into residential apartments.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jack Duckworth faces charges in court and gets more than he bargained for! Ken confesses his feelings to Sally Waterman and receives a surprising response.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,278,000 viewers (2nd place).

Notable dialogue

Jack Duckworth: "Lace curtains round the dustbin, that's the Barlows."

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