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|ITV transmission date||31st May 1978 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||29th May 1978|
|Next episode||5th June 1978|
Steve has a hangover after drinking the beer at the pram race and has to take the day off work. Rita and Deirdre refuse to be kept out of the fact that the Yard is in trouble. When Eddie refuses to pay Fred the £5 wager they had on the race, Fred bars him from the Rovers. Ray decides to ask Emily to lend him £3,000 from Ernie's compensation money. Deirdre threatens to leave him if he does. Rita refuses to let Len take more security out on The Kabin. Eddie drinks in The Flying Horse and helps drink the free beer from the pram race. Ken announces the winners and presents Ted and Freda Loftus with their prizes. Eddie makes a play for barmaid Alma Walsh, and after a scuffle with Fred Gee, she bars him as well. Richard Cresswell tells Fred he could get his own pub, if he had a wife.
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Builder's Yard and Office
- The Flying Horse - Public
- This episode was broadcast at 7.00pm to allow the programme to begin before World Cup coverage started on BBC1 in a scheduling move.
- TV Times synopsis: Len Fairclough and Ray Langton get to grips with the problem of finance. .. And Ena Sharples comes up with a cure for Steve Fisher's hangover…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 11,800,000 viewers (8th place).
|May 1978 episodes|
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