Episode 1872
Episode 1872
Production code P694/872
ITV transmission date 27th December 1978 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Jeremy Summers
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 20th December 1978
Next episode 1st January 1979


Albert goes down with flu and spends Christmas in bed. Ron has enough of driving people to parties and throws one himself at No.11. Karen Barnes tells Ken that Dave is out of Risley and thinks she's been having an affair with Ken. Tim Gibbs hears about Ron's party and decides to gatecrash it with mate Brian Tilsley. Gail takes a fancy to Brian. Tim is annoyed that Suzie is not about but makes a play for Deirdre instead. Emily gets drunk on Eddie's homemade wine. Brian gets drunk and asks Gail for a date. She agrees to meet him at the cinema. Tim takes Deirdre home and intends to stay the night. She is amused at his shock finding Ena babysitting. Deirdre gets him to walk Ena home instead. Dave Barnes arrives in the Street and warns Ken off Karen.


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