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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[Curly Watts|Curly]] got as far as [[Stockport]] before realising he was chasing a mirage. He feels he has everything to live for in [[Weatherfield]]. He tells [[Samantha Failsworth|Samantha]] she can stay at [[7 Coronation Street|No. 7]] as his lodger and is stunned when she tells him it's her house now under her rental agreement and he'll have to move out. [[Maureen Webster|Maureen]] tells Curly that [[Bill Webster|Bill]] knows about their night of passion and tells him he should never have come back. The Platts have dinner at the Baldwins' [[No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays|flat]]. They toast for a prosperous New Year. [[Maxine Peacock|Maxine]] is horrified to see Curly back in Weatherfield and confesses to [[Fiona Middleton|Fiona]] that Curly was the man she slept with. Fiona thinks it's hysterical. [[Liz McDonald|Liz]] tells [[Andy McDonald|Andy]] and [[Jim McDonald|Jim]] that [[Fraser Henderson|Fraser]] has warned her about [[Steve McDonald|Steve]] and [[Malcolm Fox]]. They are amazed she's getting involved with a criminal. When [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] mouths off about [[Don Brennan|Don]] being stupid and greedy [[Martin Platt|Martin]] breaks the news about him trying to kill himself. Mike is taken aback but still thinks he's a loser and only has himself to blame. [[Gail Platt|Gail]] is disgusted with him and the Platts leave hastily to avoid hearing more of Mike's rants. Curly is relieved when [[Eric Firman]] rings him and gives him his job back. Samantha tells Curly he can stay the night but then has to go. [[Alan McKenna|Alan]] calls on Fiona and apologises for letting her down previously. [[Alma Halliwell|Alma]] tells Mike she hates his uncaring views.
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[[Curly Watts|Curly]] got as far as [[Stockport]] before realising he was chasing a mirage. He feels he has everything to live for in [[Weatherfield]]. He tells [[Samantha Failsworth|Samantha]] she can stay at [[7 Coronation Street|No.7]] as his lodger and is stunned when she tells him it's her house now under her rental agreement and he'll have to move out. [[Maureen Holdsworth|Maureen]] tells Curly that [[Bill Webster|Bill]] knows about their night of passion and tells him he should never have come back. The [[Platt family|Platts]] have dinner at the [[Baldwin family|Baldwins]]' [[No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays|flat]]. They toast for a prosperous New Year. [[Maxine Heavey|Maxine]] is horrified to see Curly back in Weatherfield and confesses to [[Fiona Middleton|Fiona]] that Curly was the man she slept with. Fiona thinks it's hysterical. [[Liz McDonald|Liz]] tells [[Andy McDonald|Andy]] and [[Jim McDonald|Jim]] that [[Fraser Henderson|Fraser]] has warned her about [[Steve McDonald|Steve]] and [[Malcolm Fox]]. They are amazed she's getting involved with a criminal. When [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] mouths off about [[Don Brennan|Don]] being stupid and greedy, [[Martin Platt|Martin]] breaks the news about him trying to kill himself. Mike is taken aback but still thinks he's a loser and only has himself to blame. [[Gail Platt|Gail]] is disgusted with him and the Platts leave hastily to avoid hearing more of Mike's rants. Curly is relieved when [[Eric Firman]] rings him and gives him his job back. Samantha tells Curly he can stay the night but then has to go. [[Alan McKenna|Alan]] calls on Fiona and apologises for letting her down previously. [[Alma Baldwin|Alma]] tells Mike she hates his uncaring views.
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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
===Regular cast===
 
===Regular cast===
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*[[Gail Platt]] - [[Helen Worth]]
 
*[[Gail Platt]] - [[Helen Worth]]
 
*[[Jim McDonald]] - [[Charles Lawson]]
 
*[[Jim McDonald]] - [[Charles Lawson]]
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*[[Anne Malone]] - [[Eve Steele]]
 
*[[Andy McDonald]] - [[Nicholas Cochrane]]
 
*[[Andy McDonald]] - [[Nicholas Cochrane]]
 
*[[Alma Baldwin]] - [[Amanda Barrie]]
 
*[[Alma Baldwin]] - [[Amanda Barrie]]
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*[[Maxine Heavey]] - [[Tracy Shaw]]
 
*[[Maxine Heavey]] - [[Tracy Shaw]]
 
*[[Alan McKenna]] - [[Glenn Hugill]]
 
*[[Alan McKenna]] - [[Glenn Hugill]]
==Guest cast==
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===Guest cast===
*[[Anne Malone]] - [[Eve Steele]]
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''None''
 
==Places==
 
==Places==
*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street exterior]]
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*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]]
 
*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public''
 
*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public''
*[[2a Coronation Street]]
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*[[2a Coronation Street]] - ''Living room/kitchen''
 
*[[5 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[5 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[7 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[7 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[8 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[8 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
 
*[[Corner Shop]]
 
*[[Corner Shop]]
*[[No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays]]
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*[[No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays]] - ''Living room/kitchen''
*[[16 Orchard Close]]
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*[[16 Orchard Close]] - ''Living room''
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*[[Viewing Figures]]: UK broadcast - 15,210,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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*In possibly a unique error, the title name of the programme did not appear on this episode. The [[title sequence]] cut out early to a shot of the [[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Street]] over which the ''[[Coronation Street]]'' caption should have appeared but it was inadvertently missed out.
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*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: [[Maxine Heavey|Maxine]] and [[Maureen Holdsworth|Maureen]] have a day of surprises. [[Mike Baldwin|Mike]] and [[Alma Baldwin|Alma]]’s dinner party doesn't go quite as planned.
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*[[Viewing Figures]]: UK broadcast - 15,210,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
 
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[[Category:1997 episodes]]
 
[[Category:1997 episodes]]

Latest revision as of 11:31, February 18, 2020

PlotEdit

Curly got as far as Stockport before realising he was chasing a mirage. He feels he has everything to live for in Weatherfield. He tells Samantha she can stay at No.7 as his lodger and is stunned when she tells him it's her house now under her rental agreement and he'll have to move out. Maureen tells Curly that Bill knows about their night of passion and tells him he should never have come back. The Platts have dinner at the Baldwins' flat. They toast for a prosperous New Year. Maxine is horrified to see Curly back in Weatherfield and confesses to Fiona that Curly was the man she slept with. Fiona thinks it's hysterical. Liz tells Andy and Jim that Fraser has warned her about Steve and Malcolm Fox. They are amazed she's getting involved with a criminal. When Mike mouths off about Don being stupid and greedy, Martin breaks the news about him trying to kill himself. Mike is taken aback but still thinks he's a loser and only has himself to blame. Gail is disgusted with him and the Platts leave hastily to avoid hearing more of Mike's rants. Curly is relieved when Eric Firman rings him and gives him his job back. Samantha tells Curly he can stay the night but then has to go. Alan calls on Fiona and apologises for letting her down previously. Alma tells Mike she hates his uncaring views.

CastEdit

Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit

None

PlacesEdit

NotesEdit

  • In possibly a unique error, the title name of the programme did not appear on this episode. The title sequence cut out early to a shot of the Street over which the Coronation Street caption should have appeared but it was inadvertently missed out.
  • TV Times synopsis: Maxine and Maureen have a day of surprises. Mike and Alma’s dinner party doesn't go quite as planned.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,210,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
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