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|ITV transmission date||5th April 1978 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||3rd April 1978|
|Next episode||10th April 1978|
Mike tells Steve he has to interview the machinists for the supervisor's job. Len tells the Council he intends to stand in the next elections. Vera is puzzled at her interview as Steve and Mike ask her what she believes is a trick question. Ivy surprises Mike at the interview by establishing the money and terms straight away - an extra £15 a week. She tells him she'd do the job her own way and would side with the girls if she felt they were right. Alf tries to stand up for Len but the Independents agree to tell the Ratepayers that they will back whomever they put up for Council, knowing it won't be Len. Mike tells Steve he's making him supervisor. Steve feels he can't produce the production schedules and suggests they give Ivy an extra £5 a week, call her senior machinist and get her to do the schedules. Mike agrees; Ivy is pleased; Ida thinks she shouldn't take the position. Len blames Rita for his being thrown off the Council. He walks out, leaving her alone and crying.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Muriel Clough - Angela Catherall
- Councillor Stokes - Stan Richards
- Councillor Adams - Elizabeth Bradley (Credited as "Margaret Bradley")
- Councillor Spooner - Johnny St. George
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop and living quarters
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Venue of Councillors meeting
- Elizabeth Bradley makes a pre-Maud Grimes appearance as Councillor Adams.
- TV Times synopsis: Len appeals to the independent councillors in a bid to keep his seat. Which way will they vote - and where will Alf place his support? Meanwhile, Mike and Steve are busy interviewing candidates for Elsie's job.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,450,000 viewers (3rd place).
|April 1978 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th|