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|ITV transmission date||21st March 1979 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||19th March 1979|
|Next episode||26th March 1979|
Len and Eddie board up the Rovers' broken windows. Deirdre slowly recovers from the trauma of the previous day. She feels she'll always be grateful to Sally Norton for saving Tracy's life. Mike tries to charm the nurses into letting him have a telephone. Alf is still unconscious. Renee sits with him. The nurses encourage her to talk to Alf. Annie fears the brewery will pull the Rovers down. Mike pays to have a private room with a phone. It's Alf and Renee's wedding anniversary. She puts their cards around Alf's bedside. She can't find anything to talk to Alf about so Len helps out. The brewery assures Annie the Rovers' future is safe. Mike is happy in his private room. He gives Steve responsibility for the whole set-up. Renee feels that Alf won't come out of the coma.
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Weatherfield General - Ward 3b and Mike Baldwin's room
- Long-term scriptwriter Peter Whalley makes his first writing contribution to the programme with this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Will Alf Roberts come out of his coma? And what about the future of Annie Walker and the Rovers after the crash?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 18,800,000 viewers (2nd place).
|March 1979 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|