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|ITV transmission date||5th December 1977 (Monday)|
|Stories by||Peter Tonkinson|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||30th November 1977|
|Next episode||7th December 1977|
Ruby Green of Inkerman Street demands her washing back from Stan and she tells Hilda he took it in for £1 to wash. A furious Hilda tells Stan that she's not the one doing the washing. Rita agrees to sing at the Gatsby Club again. She is annoyed when Len says he'll go with her and take Elsie. Hilda washes and irons Ruby's clothes but she is amazed at her own weakness. She has to go to work at the factory and doesn't have time to tell Stan it's done. He puts it all in the machine again. Len and Elsie decide not to go to the Gatsby and get drunk together at No.9. Rita is furious. Hilda is furious to discover Stan and Eddie have washed and ironed Ruby's clothes after she spent three hours on them. She throws the clothes around the room in her fury, dirtying them again.
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Coronation Street exterior - Yards
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop and yard
- The Kabin
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie and Len are due to go and see Rita sing at the Gatsby Club, but they stay at home together instead. Stan, Hilda and Eddie get in a big mess over a pile of dirty washing.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,550,000 viewers (9th place).
|December 1977 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|