|ITV transmission date||13th December 1976 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Director||June Wyndham Davies|
|Previous episode||8th December 1976|
|Next episode||15th December 1976|
Elsie starts work at Baldwin's Casuals. Ivy Tilsley, Vera Duckworth and Marie Stanton work under her. Terry grows tired of being treated like a lad at the Yard as he considers himself a tradesman. Annie's driving test comes through for the next day. Her instructor doesn't think she's ready. The factory girls want to be paid on a different day and Mike tells Ernie to sort it out. Terry tackles Len about the boring jobs he gets given. Len agrees with him and gives a week's notice; there's not enough work for three. Ernie refuses to change the pay day from Friday to Thursday for just the sewing room girls. Eddie runs a book on Annie's driving test. Annie puts £1 on herself to pass. Elsie rows with Ernie - the girls are going to hold a strike meeting.
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie (Credited as "Lynn Perrie")
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Terry Bradshaw - Bob Mason
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- Corner Shop
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Builder's Yard - Office and yard
- The sewing room in Baldwin's Casuals, which would feature regularly until Episode 2971 (18th September 1989), is seen for the first time.
- First appearance of Vera Duckworth since 21st July 1976. From this point onwards, she becomes a regular member of the programme's cast.
- First appearance of Ivy Tilsley since 8th October 1975.
- Three years before making his debut as Jack Duckworth, William Tarmey appears as an extra in scenes in the Rovers.
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie starts at the new factory - and runs slap into trouble.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,650,000 homes (9th place).
|December 1976 episodes|
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