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|ITV transmission date||14th February 1979 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||12th February 1979|
|Next episode||19th February 1979|
Bet agrees to be 'kidnapped' by the students. She advises them that they'd best take her from the Rovers during the lunchtime rush. Eddie gets some lino for Ivy. Ralph Lancaster asks Rita to sing at the Gatsby Club for the week. Len thinks it's a good idea as he can have a night out watching her. Bet puts on a good act as the students kidnap her. Ivy hears about Eddie's criminal past and refuses to buy the lino from him, preferring to go to a shop. Ken steps in to help Annie serve behind the bar. Gail joins Suzie at the Gatsby and makes up a foursome with Paul Stringer's mate Frank Elliott. Bet returns when the regulars only cough up £4 to release her. Annie tells her she'll be docking her wages. Gail doesn't enjoy being pawed by Frank. He grows tired of her frigidness and rows with her. She walks out of the Gatsby, telling Suzie she's not that cheap. Suzie doesn't like being classed as the same as Sandra Pitt, a tart who Frank picks up.
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ron Mather - Joe Lynch
- Paul Stringer - John Collin
- Ralph Lancaster - Kenneth Watson
- Frank Elliott - Bobby Pattinson
- Harvey Stone - Martyn Hesford
- Josie Clark - Lesley Nightingale
- Sandra Pitt - Cindy Truman
- Backing Group - The Dennis Kelly Trio
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Gatsby Club
- Josie Clark's house - Unknown address
- Future scriptwriter on the programme, Martyn Hesford, appears before the cameras as student Harvey Stone.
- TV Times synopsis: Will the Rovers' regulars pay up to free the Street resident who has been taken hostage? Suzie Birchall talks Gail Potter into a blind date at the Gatsby Club - and it all ends in trouble.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 18,350,000 viewers (2nd place).
|February 1979 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|