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|ITV transmission date||5th October 1977 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Previous episode||3rd October 1977|
|Next episode||10th October 1977|
Vera finds Terri Clayton writing a love letter to Mike. Ivy worries that Terri's slow work will affect the girl's bonuses. Mike tries to get rid of Terri but she threatens him with a tribunal and accuses him of treating her like a tart. Ivy tells the girls that if Mike can't get rid of Terri they will. Renee makes Alf get rid of his bowler hat; he looks younger without it. The girls scare Terri off. She leaves the factory. Alf, Renee, Gail, Ray, Deirdre, Len, Stan and Hilda go to see Rita at the Gatsby Club. The Rovers' bar flap falls on Ernie's hand when a Darts Player accidentally drops it; now Ernie can't play the piano for Rita. The replacement from the audience, an old lady called Fay, can't play any of Rita's numbers; Rita is furious. A drunken Alf proposes to Renee. She accepts.
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie (Credited as "Lynn Perrie")
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Terri Clayton - Jenny Edwards
- Ralph Lancaster - Kenneth Watson
- Darts Player - Bill Tarmey
- Rugby Players - John Who and Paul Hamilton
- Fay - Norah Pollitt
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Gatsby Club
- Two years before he made his debut as Jack Duckworth, William Tarmey (credited as "Bill Tarmey") appears as the Darts Player who drops the bar flap on Ernie's hand (pictured above). At this time, Tarmey was a frequent extra on the programme.
- TV Times synopsis: Rita makes her return to nightclub singing at The Gatsby…But what's the slight accident that causes a last-minute panic?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,767,000 viewers (17th place).
|October 1977 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th • Mon 31st|