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|ITV transmission date||3rd March 1980 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||27th February 1980|
|Next episode||5th March 1980|
A fed-up Mavis decides to take someone on at The Kabin without consulting Len. Len realises his marriage is over. He breaks down, telling Elsie he loves Rita. After being upbraided by Mrs Tetlow for giving her the wrong change, Mavis takes cheerful papergirl Louise Clayton on at The Kabin full-time. Rita returns home for good. She tells a relieved Len she realises he's the closest person to her and she can't leave him - she can't face the future on her own. Len thanks her for returning. Stan is left £100 and a pot dog by Dora Entwistle. Annie reads of the bequest in the Gazette and congratulates Stan but Hilda is suspicious when Bet tells her that Dora was to Chapel Yard what Elsie is to Coronation Street. Lorry driver Dan Johnson turns up at No.11 after Ian McAllister recommended it to him. Elsie is annoyed and tells him that she's not running a boarding house but he charms her into letting her stay.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- The Kabin
- Unnamed road
- TV Times synopsis: Len Fairclough returns to the Street having failed to talk his wife Rita into returning to him. Is this the last time he will see her? Stan Ogden is mentioned in a will - but how much will he inherit?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,004,000 viewers (7th place).
|March 1980 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th • Mon 31st|