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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