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|ITV transmission date||26th March 1979 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||21st March 1979|
|Next episode||28th March 1979|
Renee refuses to close the Corner Shop as it's the only thing that's keeping her going. Betty looks after the shop for her whilst she goes to the hospital. Len has a whip-round for Alf. Steve finds Vera coming into work when someone has already clocked her in. Vera is sure he won't do anything about it. Betty asks Suzie to help out at the shop but she thinks it's beneath her. When nothing else crops up she offers her services but Renee doesn't want her. Gail and Brian have been going out with each other for three months and four days, Gail has never been out with anyone for so long. She drops heavy hints about the future. Vera is furious when Steve gives her a ticking off in her time and he docks her pay. Vera tells him he's not her boss. He refuses to back down. Ivy asks the girls to give Steve a chance. Renee is relieved when Len says Mavis can run the shop for her until Alf is better. Vera is outraged that Ivy let her be victimised and feels she's betraying their friendship. Renee talks to Alf about a holiday in the Dales they had. Alf opens his eyelids. Renee is ecstatic but the doctor doesn't know how well he'll recover.
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- Corner Shop
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Weatherfield General - Ward 3b and Mike Baldwin's room
- TV Times synopsis: Mike Baldwin contrives to play both ends against the middle at the factory, even though he is laid up in hospital.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,700,000 viewers (4th place).
|March 1979 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|