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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Coronation Street Weekly Update - Dec 5 1995

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Reg has gone - Alf helps out Maud for free whilst Maureen is helpingReg to get settled in his new home. Audrey thinks that Alf is getting paid, but he says that is something that they should all keep secret! A couple of days later in the Rovers, Maureen tells Curly that Reg believed that Curly was a dead cert to take over from Reg, but Curly explains that he is having to apply and that it will not be a foregone conclusion. Maud and Maureen offer Dierdre a job helping out. Alf seems put out when he comes into the shop to help out!

Sean Skinner picks up on the atmosphere in the Weatherfield branch of his bookies, takes the two of them out to lunch to sort the problems out. He refuses Des's request for a transfer. Vicky and Steve just happen to be in the same pub as the work's "outing" - Sean and Steve meet, Sean is very complimentary to Steve, calling him "little Stevie wonder boy and his child bride" and in front of Liz!! Vicky tells Steve that she is to go to see one of her old friends from school to get some work for the print shop - Steve won't come with her as he doesn't particularly like her frineds. Vicky is annoyed with his attitude because this is good work coming in.

Fiona and the new Garage mechanic, Tony Horrocks, go out bowling with some of the Rovers' Football team. She has been encouraged by Denise, who thinks that they would make a good couple. Baldwin also meets Tony for the first time, and questions Kevin about the terms of his employment! Baldwin wants Kevin to look at the car. Kevin says that he can't do it before lunchtime, but cunning Tony, eager to impress the new boss, offers to have a look immediately, creating the right impression!

Sarah Louise and David are in their school plays, Alice in Wonderland and the Nativity respectively. Sarah Louise is caught by Martin scrubbing out Don's face from the family photos. She explains that he is no longer part of the family. This action and thoughts of Christmas cause Gail to think that they all need to come around the table together. Gail suggests "buying Don out" for £5000, and he has to move out when Nick decides what he wants to do with the house when he is 18. In the mean time Don would have to pay rent to Nicky, as acknowledgement of Nick's claim to the house. Don storms out, with Josie, disgusted with the offer and insistant that Gail is trying to con him out of what is rightly his.

Bill wants a new flat, encouraged by Vera who would ideally like him out of the Rovers. It is suggested that he ask Denise about the flat over the shop. Denise refuses to let it out for reasons to follow! Denise and her accountant Brother-in-Law who has "come to do the books" of the last two years. Denise locks the doors of the Salon. She remenisces of the sex that they once had together, that they concealed from their respective relatives. Their remeniscing turns to reality, as they re-enact the passion of that after-party shag! Denise re-counts her boring sexlife in the last 2 years - Ken is boring, especially in bed! She admits to herself that she is a "bad lot." Scenes that remind us of Elsie Tanner are in evidence. There is talk that they would like the affair to continue, but maybe in a safer place. This is the reason for refusing to let the flat to Bill - a place to writhe in the heat of passion! On top of all of this, Denise reaches the age of 40 - Ken suggests that this is the age when women go on the rampage! It seems that he is right...

Bill asks Jim to help him with some repairs at Mike Baldwin's flats. Roy Cropper helps or should that be hinders the operation. The two men ponder as to whether they could make this a full time venture, with a yard and a van possibly as well as local advertising by leaflet drops. Whilst getting paid for the job, Baldwin offers Bill a flat there, so his problems are beginning to be solved. Vera has to go to Blackpool to see little Tommy who has contracted German Measles. Vera has doubts about the pub and the workload involved. Raquel says they need extra help behind the bar now that Betty has gone. Jack asks the employment agency to send people. He gets a barmaid called Carol Starkey and decides to give her a try. After a couple of hours neither Jack nor Carol are keen on her staying on! She decides that the people are too wierd! Betty comes into the bar whilst carol is still there, and is served by her. Carol gets a frosty reception from Betty! Raquel explains that that is just Betty! Jack finally strikes a deal with Newton and Ridleys about the Mild and the Bitter - even Raquel see that he is a good negotiator! Lorraine Ramsden is the next Barmaid that turns up for a try-out! She is very attractive, much to Raquel's annoyance! She is also extremely inexperienced, and very clumsy, giving huge measures! How long can she last?

The new residents in the Street, the Mallets, have housewarming party. Mavis and Derek are annoyed when their noisey friends turn up in a big van and some very loud Heavy Metal music starts up! It is clearly a very high class party! Fiona and Tony end up snogging, despite the teething troubles that they had the night before when they were bowling!

Rita gets a mysterious cheque from a life assurance company. Rita invites Mavis to come with her on a holiday - a cruise in fact! Derek doesn't want Mavis to go, and wants her to come with him to the Lake District on his leave that he needs to take before Christmas. And that's about it! The next week looks like being a corker - Friday's episode is the big 35th Anniversary One hour special! Despite the fact that she hasn't been proposed to yet, it seems that raquel is going to get married! I'll let you know what happens this time next week! Quote of the week. After Jack slaps Raquel's bottom whilst behind the bar : "And may I point out that my backside is not for slapping, not during working hours..."

Realising the error of her quote she turns aside and mutters "oh, what have I said?

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