|ITV transmission date||15th March 1978 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Previous episode||13th March 1978|
|Next episode||20th March 1978|
Deirdre feels guilty over having bought the plate off Betty. Ray refuses to tell Betty it's worth anything. Eddie threatens to tell Betty about the plate's value unless Ray pays him commission but Ray refuses. Ernie's murderers get life. Mrs Lester accuses Emily and Mike of ruining her son's life. Deirdre tells Eddie he can have £10 if he sells the plate for £100. Eddie tells Betty about the true value of the plate. Deirdre gives her £45. Ray calls Deirdre a fool for giving the money to Betty. He refuses to accept any money from her. The women throw a hen party for Renee. The lads get Alf drunk as well as themselves and are returning home drunk when they are asked to move on by WPC Rogers. An annoyed Len knocks at his house and asks Rita to tell the WPC he's a Councillor but she is disgusted at his state and denies knowing him. The WPC arrests him for creating a nuisance.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop - Living quarters
- Viaduct Street
- Weatherfield Crown Court - Foyer
- A mistake in supplying the billing information to TV Times meant that this episode and the previous one were credited as having been directed by Stephen Hancock, who had just recently left the programme after a decade playing Ernest Bishop!
- TV Times synopsis: A stag party ends with Councillor Len Fairclough in trouble with the law. Who will win in the conflict over the valuable plate Betty Turpin gave away?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,350,000 viewers (7th place).
|March 1978 episodes|
|Wed 1st • Mon 6th • Wed 8th • Mon 13th • Wed 15th • Mon 20th • Wed 22nd • Mon 27th • Wed 29th|