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Episode 1805 (3rd May 1978)

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Episode 1805
Episode 1805
Production code P694/805
ITV transmission date 3rd May 1978 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Brian Finch
Designer Roy Graham
Director Brian Mills
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 1st May 1978
Next episode 8th May 1978


Albert recites a poem - "To Sarah" - at the Lancashire evening and has everyone in tears at the words and his delivery. Angie gets annoyed when Suzie makes a play for Steve and he responds. Fred is embarrassed when Wendy Williams calls on him. Deirdre is amused when a teenager makes a play for her. Fred discovers the Rover has been stolen. The police arrive to talk about it and find the party in progress past closing time. When Steve refuses to leave the party Angie walks out. Suzie lures him up to Elsie's bedroom. Ray frightens Tim Gibbs off Deirdre. They both think it's funny that she was chatted up. Gail finds Steve and Suzie together after they've had sex.


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  • The poem To Sarah is credited to Cliff Gerrard who later wrote four episodes of the programme between December 1981 and May 1982 (though Jack Howarth mispronounces the name as "Chris Gerrard"). The end credits spell it as "Sara". It is not a traditional Lancashire poem but was a modern composition. Set to music, it appeared on the LP Best O' T' Bunch by The Oldham Tinkers in 1974.
  • TV Times synopsis: A night's fun in the Rovers ends in trouble - theft and the regulars being caught drinking after hours. Suzie's amorous plans are interrupted.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,365,000 viewers (4th place).
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