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|ITV transmission date||16th December 1974 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||11th December 1974|
|Next episode||18th December 1974|
Blanche invites Billy for Christmas Dinner. Minnie prepares for a mystery visitor for Christmas. Deirdre tells Jerry about Carlos. Annie is upset about Billy's Christmas plans. He's annoyed that she's still against the Hunts. He points out that Joan never spends Christmas with her. Jerry rows with Ray and calls him a louse. Gordon arrives for Christmas. Rita advises Mavis not to tell Jerry about the mix up. She tells Jerry it's nothing to do with him. Deirdre suggests Billy invites Annie to Blanche's. Granny asks Gordon to come down on the price of the stock. He demands to do business with Vera as she's signing all the cheques. Granny gets annoyed and the Hopkins have to stop her from telling him about Betty. Billy tells Annie she's invited to spend Christmas with the Hunts but she refuses charity and says she'll eat alone.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Vera Hopkins - Kathy Staff
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Granny Hopkins - Jessie Evans
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Idris Hopkins - Richard Davies
- Gordon Clegg - Bill Kenwright
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Living room
- First appearance of Gordon Clegg since 17th July 1974.
- TV Times synopsis: Why is Annie so huffy over Billy's Christmas plans?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,762,000 homes (3rd place).
Annie Walker: "You know my views perfectly well on the subject of your marriage, but they have no bearing whatsoever on what we're discussing now."
Billy Walker: "Oh yes, they have. Because if I was engaged to some bird from the Cheshire set and 'er mum had invited me out to Prestbury for dinner you'd be purring like a pussy cat. You still think I'm marrying beneath me, don't yer? And you can't forgive them two for it, and that's the truth."
|December 1974 episodes|
|Mon 2nd • Wed 4th • Mon 9th • Wed 11th • Mon 16th • Wed 18th • Mon 23rd • Mon 30th|