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|ITV transmission date||2nd April 1979 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||28th March 1979|
|Next episode||4th April 1979|
Ivy feels Brian is too young to settle down. Eddie plans to keep chickens on Albert's allotment. He agrees to pay Albert in eggs. Derek calls in the Corner Shop and is surprised to find Mavis working there instead of The Kabin. He tells her he's left office furniture and is now working for Sandicroft's Confectionery. He asks her to order some chocolates for the shop. Gail wants Brian to go on holiday with her. Ivy discovers she's C of E and tells her they're Catholics. Len can't get to an important job as Eddie has taken the van. Mavis gets Renee to give Derek an order. He forces her to take a gross of Easter bunnies. Eddie takes possession of six hens. He talks Stan into storing them in the backyard in Hilda's absence. The Council refuse to let Albert have chickens on the allotment. Gail feels Ivy doesn't like her. Derek assures Mavis he never sees Beryl Challis. He's in for a chance of the salesman of the month prize. Mavis orders some more chocolates for The Kabin to boost the order. Eddie is stuck with the hens as Albert can't have them.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Coronation Street exterior - Ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Builder's Yard - Office
- First appearance of Derek Wilton since 24th April 1978.
- TV Times synopsis: Introducing a romantic figure from Mavis's past: has he an ulterior motive? Eddie Yeats gets involved with live hens and then hits a snag.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,650,000 viewers (4th place).
|April 1979 episodes|
|Mon 2nd • Wed 4th • Mon 9th • Wed 11th • Mon 16th • Wed 18th • Mon 23rd • Wed 25th • Mon 30th|