Episode 1246
Production code P694/246
ITV transmission date 25th December 1972 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Tony Perrin
Writer Brian Finch
Designer Ed Buziak
Director Colin Cant
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Producer Eric Prytherch
Previous episode 20th December 1972
Next episode 27th December 1972


Ken goes to Glasgow to visit Peter and Susan and Ena goes to West Hartlepool to visit Karen, Colin, and Jason Lomax for Christmas Day. Elsie realises that Alan is on his way to getting a drink problem. The residents gather in the select of the Rovers for the 40's show:

Billy as Master of Ceremonies
Alf and Ernie as the Western Brothers
Rita as Marlene Dietrich
Annie sings "There'll Always Be an England", dressed as Britannia
Ray and Jerry as Flanagan and Allen sing "Underneath the Arches"
Norma, Bet and Betty as the Andrew Sisters sing "Apple Blossom Time"
Albert as Robb Wilton
Emily as Carmen Miranda

At the Community Centre, a young woman called Christine Peters puzzles Minnie and Emily as she talks fondly of baby Jason Lomax and describes him well, having never met him.


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