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|ITV transmission date||18th December 1978 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||13th December 1978|
|Next episode||20th December 1978|
Deirdre feels lonely with only Tracy to talk to. The factory girls look forward to their Christmas Club money payout. Karen Barnes confirms to Ken that her husband Dave is in Risley. Albert accuses her of taking Ken for a ride. She wants to learn to write so she can send letters to Dave. Deirdre is upset when Ray rings to speak to Tracy. Club treasurer Eileen Tibson doesn't return from getting the £300 out of the bank. Ida, Ivy and Vera worry. Deirdre asks Len for more time to decide whether or not to return to work. Ivy calls on Eileen's house and finds she's disappeared with her kids and the Club money. The girls can't believe it.
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie (Credited as "Lynn Perrie")
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room
- First appearance of Ida Clough since 5th July 1978.
- TV Times synopsis: Christmas Club pay-out day at the factory brings a shock for the girls. Deirdre Langton gets a surprise phone call from Holland. Guess who's on the other end of the line…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,875,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).
|December 1978 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Wed 27th|