Episode 1745
Episode 1745
Production code P694/745
ITV transmission date 5th October 1977 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director Oliver Horsbrugh
Producer Leslie Duxbury
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.


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  • 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).
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