Episode 1848
Episode 1848
Production code P694/848
ITV transmission date 2nd October 1978 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Barry Hill
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director Matthew Robinson
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 27th September 1978
Next episode 4th October 1978


Rita is annoyed to discover from wholesaler Bob Scott that the LP's that are sold in The Kabin aren't sale or return. She orders Mavis to become pop-conscious to see what will sell. Peter Barlow starts at Weatherfield Comprehensive. Mavis' back goes whilst she's alone at The Kabin. Janice makes Emily feel guilty, telling her she hasn't seen Ray for days. Mr. Garfield from the hospital sees Mavis and straightens her back. Ena's free bottles of stout start - she is thrilled. Len is annoyed when Janice uses him as a messenger boy to see Ray. He tells Ray to keep him out of it in future and warns him that he could lose Deirdre and Tracy.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Who is the stranger who comes to Mavis' aid when her back lets her down? There is trouble between Len and Ray about Ray "playing away" from home.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,650,000 viewers (1st place).
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