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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
Social Services tell [[Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre]] her interference in the [[Brian Roscoe]] case has made extra work. They accuse her of trying to make a name for herself on the Council. Deirdre is horrified to hear that Roscoe assaulted his father-in-law and is in police custody. [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] sets up another card school. [[Don Brennan|Don]] is pleased. Deirdre refuses to let her nasty experience put her off helping others. Mike, Don, [[Jack Duckworth|Jack]] and [[Alan Bradley|Alan]] play cards. Alan and Jack step out of the game when big money is laid down as stakes. Mike raises the stakes too high. To get the £1,000 he needs to see Mike's cards, Don throws in the keys to his taxi. He is horrified when Mike wins the game.
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Social Services tell [[Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre]] her interference in the [[Brian Roscoe]] case has made extra work. They accuse her of trying to make a name for herself on the [[Weatherfield Metropolitan Borough Council|council]]. Deirdre is horrified to hear that Roscoe assaulted his father-in-law and is in police custody. [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] sets up another card school. [[Don Brennan|Don]] is pleased. Deirdre refuses to let her nasty experience put her off helping others. Mike, Don, [[Jack Duckworth|Jack]] and [[Alan Bradley|Alan]] play cards. Alan and Jack step out of the game when big money is laid down as stakes. Mike raises the stakes too high. To get the £1,000 he needs to see Mike's cards, Don throws in the keys to his taxi. He is horrified when Mike wins the game.
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
===Regular cast===
 
===Regular cast===
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===Guest cast===
 
===Guest cast===
*[[Mrs Thompson]] - [[Carrie Davies]]
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*[[Mrs Thompson (1988 character)|Mrs Thompson]] - [[Carrie Davies]]
 
==Places==
 
==Places==
 
*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]]
 
*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]]
*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public bar''
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*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public''
*[[1 Coronation Street]] - ''Back rooms, hallway/stairs''
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*[[1 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room, kitchen and hallway''
 
*[[5 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[5 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
*[[9 Coronation Street]] - ''Hallway/stairs (seen through front entrance)''
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*[[9 Coronation Street]] - ''Hallway (seen through front entrance)''
*[[11 Coronation Street]] - ''Back rooms, hallway/stairs''
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*[[11 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room, kitchen and hallway''
 
*[[46b, St. Mary's Place]] - ''Living room''
 
*[[46b, St. Mary's Place]] - ''Living room''
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: [[Deirdre Barlow|Deirdre]] looks for a pat on the back but gets something more akin to a slap in the face. And a return gesture from [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] leads to an evening fraught with devastating repercussions.
 
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 16,550,000 viewers (4th place).
 
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 16,550,000 viewers (4th place).
 
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Latest revision as of 09:21, September 7, 2019

PlotEdit

Social Services tell Deirdre her interference in the Brian Roscoe case has made extra work. They accuse her of trying to make a name for herself on the council. Deirdre is horrified to hear that Roscoe assaulted his father-in-law and is in police custody. Mike sets up another card school. Don is pleased. Deirdre refuses to let her nasty experience put her off helping others. Mike, Don, Jack and Alan play cards. Alan and Jack step out of the game when big money is laid down as stakes. Mike raises the stakes too high. To get the £1,000 he needs to see Mike's cards, Don throws in the keys to his taxi. He is horrified when Mike wins the game.

CastEdit

Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit

PlacesEdit

NotesEdit

  • TV Times synopsis: Deirdre looks for a pat on the back but gets something more akin to a slap in the face. And a return gesture from Mike leads to an evening fraught with devastating repercussions.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,550,000 viewers (4th place).
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