Episode 1960
Episode 1960
Production code P694/960
ITV transmission date 14th January 1980 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Malcolm Taylor
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 9th January 1980
Next episode 16th January 1980


Rita gets a room at a theatrical lodging house in Clarence Street, Salford run by Poppy Watts where she meets an old showbiz friend, Ossie Oswald. Len tells the neighbours that Rita is ill. Jim Sedgewick changes the cafe around, getting rid of the old counter and installing the cooking equipment in the shop and a new employee - Mrs Bolton. Elsie rows with Ivy in the Rovers calling her a "tin pot busybody" and blames her for not getting the job. Rita phones Mavis and tells her that she's left Len for good. Emily tries to make the greasy meals more attractive but the lorry drivers' coarseness upsets her. After paying her £25 rent Rita only has £10 left. Hilda tells Mike she can't go to France as she hasn't any spending money. He gives her £10 and tells her not to tell the others. Rita feels alone and isolated.


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