Episode 1956
Production code P694/956
ITV transmission date 31st December 1979 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Richard Holthouse
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 26th December 1979
Next episode 2nd January 1980


Len refuses to let Rita sing at the Gatsby Club as its New Year's Eve. Ken returns from Glasgow with Susan Barlow. Rita is furious when Len promises her a big night out at a new club but forgets to get tickets. Deirdre and Susan like each other. Ken is put out at Susan's sexy clothes when she dresses up for a Community Centre disco. Ken and Deirdre decide not to go out but see the New Year in together at No.1. Alf is chosen to let the New Year in at the Rovers. He gets kidnapped by a group of three women going to a party at Molly Coggan's house in Bessie Street. Fred goes looking for him and goes to the party too. Fred phones Len and alerts him about the party - he and Alf are the only men. Len sneaks out with Bert and Eddie. Rita, Ivy and Renee realise their men have deserted them.


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