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|ITV transmission date||8th December 1976 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Previous episode||6th December 1976|
|Next episode||13th December 1976|
Elsie is furious that Mike would fire her from the shop. She thinks he's going to replace her with Bet. Eddie gets a mac for Hilda. He tells her it's exclusive and is only £10. Gail tells her it's a bargain. Elsie tackles Bet about Sylvia's. Bet denies all knowledge of it. She confronts Mike about his plans to get rid of her and is speechless when he tells her she's past it. Hilda shows her mac off in the Rovers and sees a woman wearing an identical mac. Mike apologises to Elsie and offers her the job of sewing room supervisor at Baldwin's Casuals. She is pleased.
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Baldwin's Casuals - Office
- William Tarmey appears as an extra in scenes in the Rovers, three years before making his debut as Jack Duckworth.
- TV Times synopsis: Hilda finally gets a new "exclusive" mac…but what's the snag?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,350,000 homes (16th place).
|December 1976 episodes|
|Wed 1st • Mon 6th • Wed 8th • Mon 13th • Wed 15th • Mon 20th • Wed 22nd • Mon 27th • Wed 29th|