Episode 2048
Episode 2048
Production code P694/1048
ITV transmission date 17th November 1980 (Monday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Esther Rose
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Eric Deakins
Director Oliver Horsbrugh
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 12th November 1980
Next episode 19th November 1980


Len thinks working in The Kabin is easy. Rita challenges him to swap jobs and he agrees. As a result, Martin finds it hard working for Rita, and Mavis doesn't enjoy sharing the shop with Len. Bet phones the Gazette and tells them about the rubbish row. Sandy Lester, a reporter, investigates the bin story. The residents complain to them about the smell. Photographer Tony Watkins takes a fancy to Bet and takes her photograph sitting on the dustbins. Mavis has to run The Kabin as Len spends his time in the Rovers. She threatens to resign if he doesn't pull his weight in future.


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  • TV Times synopsis: How will things work out when the Faircloughs switch jobs? Will Rita manage the yard satisfactorily? And how will Len cope working with Mavis Riley at the Kabin? What is the scandal that brings the press hotfoot to the Rovers Return?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,450,000 viewers (7th place).
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