Episode 1768
Episode 1768
Production code P694/768
ITV transmission date 26th December 1977 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Roger Cheveley
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 21st December 1977
Next episode 28th December 1977


The Langtons return home from Blanche's. The Ogdens entertain Eddie for lunch. They all get drunk together. Elsie and the Faircloughs have a good meal before Rita and Elsie start sparring off each other again. With Ken in Glasgow, Annie reluctantly invites Albert to join her and Fred for a meal. The Langtons decide to throw a party. Ray is glad that Deirdre seems so much better and the Bishops are relieved. Eddie's stock of turkeys arrive - a day late for Christmas. Elsie gets her own back at Rita's age remarks and tells her that people are talking about her and Fred.


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  • William Tarmey appears as an extra in the Rovers, two years before debuting as Jack Duckworth.
  • TV Times synopsis: Rita invites Elsie to Boxing Day lunch at the Faircloughs. But are her motives pure? Meanwhile, Eddie is in trouble all round over his failure to deliver the promised turkeys.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,564,000 viewers (chart placing unknown - this was the lowest-rated episode of 1977).
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