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|ITV transmission date||28th February 1979 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||26th February 1979|
|Next episode||5th March 1979|
Elsie asks Mike to keep her job open for her in case she returns. He refuses, saying he's already advertised it. Bert and Stan make their peace and go to watch football together. Elsie worries about her future - Len tells her it's obvious she doesn't want to go but she doesn't want to let Ron down. Ron loves driving the Rolls. Elsie tells him she's changed her mind and can't come to Torquay. She's not cut out to be a servant. To give her a treat, Ron gives Elsie a spin in the Rolls. The Tilsleys throw their house-warming party. Brian is bored as all the guests are his parents' friends. Gail tells him to stop moaning. Hilda is annoyed when Stan goes to the Tilsleys' party. As Jack Duckworth isn't at the party, Vera invites Fred to take her home but he isn't interested. Mike starts the party with Suzie but dumps her for Deirdre. Stan drags Hilda to the party where she and Ivy make the peace. Mike asks Deirdre out, she is surprised. Elsie and Ron are sad that their relationship is over. He offers her marriage but she refuses. He leaves for Torquay.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- William Tarmey appears as an extra in the Rovers Return Inn. Vera Duckworth mentions in a later scene that her husband Jack was unable to make it to Bert and Ivy Tilsley's party. Tarmey would debut in the role of Jack nine months later.
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie Tanner is all packed up to leave the Street for good - and Ron Mather brings round his boss's Rolls-Royce to drive her away. Meanwhile, someone gatecrashes the Tilsley's housewarming party…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,700,000 viewers (2nd place).
|February 1979 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|