Steph interests Jenny in a perfume demonstrator job. Ken helps out with the school hockey trials. Mark is annoyed when Kevin doesn't turn up for work. Tracy tries hard to get into the hockey team. Ken tries to find out who sent Deirdre the flowers but Tracy doesn't know. Phil Jennings thinks his arcades keep children off the streets. Deirdre tells him she's prepared to fight him if things don't improve. Jenny has an interview at Ashcroft Department Store, where Steph works. Kevin finds it hard looking for another job. Sally advises him to return to the garage but he refuses, so Mark tells him to get knotted. Jenny gets the job. Kevin agrees to work a months' notice when he goes to the garage to collect his wrench. Alec auditions tenor Tudor Parry-Jones. His loud voice carries into the bar and No.1. With Phil at No.1, Ken is surprised to see his Mercedes parked outside the house. Bet tells him it'll be Tudor's. Phil invites Deirdre for a meal to discuss his idea of donating sports equipment to the school.


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  • This episode marks the 2,000th appearance of William Roache in the role of Ken Barlow. He was the first actor in the programme to achieve this milestone.
  • TV Times synopsis: How will Mark cope at the garage without Kevin? And the residents have no option but to listen as Alec holds an audition.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,510,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Bet Gilroy: "There's a fella in the bar wants to see you. He says summat about you could be looking for a tenor."
Alec Gilroy: "My God, he's flamin' pyschic! I'm looking for a hundred-and-fifty quid actually, according to these accounts."

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