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|ITV transmission date||25th February 1980 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||20th February 1980|
|Next episode||27th February 1980|
Fred upsets Hilda by telling her Stan doesn't care about her and it's obvious she's spent her whole life supporting him. She is so angry she walks out of the Rovers in the middle of her work. Stan gets a letter from a solicitor asking him to call. Betty is furious that Fred has upset Hilda into resigning, especially as Annie is away and she's responsible for the pub. Ken tries to explain to Emily why he can't marry Deirdre. Hilda urges Stan to go to the solicitors but he fears they might have something on him. At the cafe Elsie is persuaded to take lorry driver Ian McAllister in for the night on a B&B basis. She enjoys the neighbours thinking she's taken him in permanently. Fred offers an apology of sorts to Hilda and she tells him and Betty she'll see them tomorrow morning. Pushed by an angry Sam Littlewood, Len decides to go to Blackpool to find Rita.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Jim's Cafe
- TV Times synopsis: Len Fairclough refuses to see his estranged wife Rita, despite her uncle's appeal. Stan Ogden learns that solicitors are searching for him, and nervously wonders why…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,643,000 viewers (8th place).
Hilda Ogden: "I think I were fourteen when I first decided me face didn't suit me."
|February 1980 episodes|
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