|ITV transmission date||20th January 1961 (Friday)|
|Previous episode||18th January 1961|
|Next episode||25th January 1961|
Esther offers to lend Christine money and tells her she's after another job as a senior ledger clerk at Hunter and Bowen, a mail-order company. Christine is confused about the paid bill. She goes to Sharrocks, the plumbers, and discovers Joe paid the money saying that he collected it from her. She invites him into No. 13 and he asks her out to a Johnny Dankworth Jazz concert, but she isn't sure. Ena lays into Florrie over her infatuation with Harry. Florrie is on the verge of throwing Ena out of the Corner Shop when a young clippie, Eileen Hughes comes in, wanting to know where Harry lives.
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Christine Hardman - Christine Hargreaves
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Esther Hayes - Daphne Oxenford
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ida Barlow - Noel Dyson
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Doreen - Angela Crow
- Sheila Birtles - Eileen Mayers (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street exterior
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- This was the first episode of the programme not to be written by Tony Warren. It was written by the programme's first (uncredited) script editor and future producer H.V. (Harry) Kershaw.
- A small change to the title sequence occurs from this episode onwards. Previously the programme's title was superimposed over the film of Archie Street during the live transmission or recording however the new version had the title already superimposed on the film and in a condensed version of a Times New Roman font instead of a block font.
- TV Times: No synopsis appeared in the magazine between Episode 3 (16th December 1960) and Episode 80 (18th September 1961) with the exception of Episode 64 (24th July 1961).
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 4,539,000 homes (chart placing unknown).
Florrie Lindley: "That's my objection this street. It's too easy to get yourself talked about."
Ena Sharples (To Florrie Lindley): "If you can't say something good, say nowt!"
|January 1961 episodes|
|Wed 4th • Fri 6th • Wed 11th • Fri 13th • Wed 18th • Fri 20th • Wed 25th • Fri 27th|