|ITV transmission date||25th January 1961 (Wednesday)|
|Previous episode||20th January 1961|
|Next episode||27th January 1961|
To Florrie's annoyance, Ena gives Harry's address to Eileen Hughes and she manages to get herself into No.7 for the evening on the pretext of returning a parcel that Harry left on his bus. Christine's fearsome uncle, Edwin Mason, visits her to give her money and tells Joe not to bother her when he calls to take her to the jazz concert. Doreen Lostock tries to chat up Joe in the Rovers but he's not interested. Once Eileen has left, Harry hurries to the Rovers for darts practice for an upcoming tournament with his fellow team members including mate Len Fairclough. Joe sorts things out with Christine and she agrees to see him again.
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Christine Hardman - Christine Hargreaves
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Concepta Riley - Doreen Keogh
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Sheila - Eileen Mayers
- Doreen - Angela Crow
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Eileen Hughes - Prunella Scales
- Edwin Mason - Campbell Singer
- Hilda Wardle - Vanda Godsell
- Joe Makinson - Brian Rawlinson
- Glynis - Anna Gymer
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 7 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- First appearance of Len Fairclough.
- Both Rosamund Street and Elliston's Raincoat Factory are named for the first time.
- The shots of Edwin Mason and Hilda Wardle in Mason's car outside Elliston's Raincoat Factory are possibly the first scenes shot for the series not to be recorded in a studio, albeit the tight camera shot implies that recording took place on a backlot and not a nearby street.
- Christine Hardman names Doreen Lostock as "Doreen Binns" although her surname continues to be omitted in the end credits.
- This was the first episode of the programme to be broadcast by Tyne Tees Television in the North-East of England ITV region. (This left ATV in the Midlands as the only ITV station broadcasting at the time but still not showing the programme. The programme was eventually shown in that region from 6th March 1961.) The Tyne Tees episode was timed to start at 6.55pm, not 7.00pm unlike the rest of the network showing the programme, and was due to run for thirty-five minutes. It is possible that transmission of the episode was preceeded by a special introduction to viewers in the North East enabling them to catch up on events in the previous thirteen episodes.
- 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 - 4,692,000 homes (chart placing unknown).
|January 1961 episodes|
|Wed 4th • Fri 6th • Wed 11th • Fri 13th • Wed 18th • Fri 20th • Wed 25th • Fri 27th|