|ITV transmission date||28th January 1976 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||26th January 1976|
|Next episode||2nd February 1976|
Deirdre tells Blanche that everyone calls Dave a villain. Bet kids Hilda into buying a magazine that gives tips as to how a woman can keep her man. Hilda buys it and tarts herself up to make Stan more interested in her. Emily and Ernie grow nervous at the amount of time that Alf is spending with Dave. Alf tells Dave he has a 50% chance of getting the cash and carry through. Hilda is cross when Stan has to be pushed into making nice comments about her appearance. Deirdre asks Blanche not to go off with Dave as she fears he'll meet someone else and cast her aside. Blanche tells her she wants to marry him. Stan convinces Hilda he loves her. Emily and Ernie try to interest the community in a protest at the cash and carry, marching on the Town Hall if necessary. Deirdre makes her peace with her mother. The residents drink to Blanche and Dave in the Rovers. The two leave for Kenilworth together.
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- 20 Victoria Street - Living room and kitchen
- Final appearance of Reginald Marsh as Dave Smith.
- Last appearance of Blanche Hunt until 24th January 1977.
- Meg Johnson makes a pre-Eunice Nuttall appearance as Brenda Holden.
- TV Times synopsis: A flare up between Deirdre and Blanche over Dave…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,400,000 homes (10th place).
Blanche Hunt: “If we weren't daft, we'd go potty.”
|January 1976 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|