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|ITV transmission date||1st December 1980 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||26th November 1980|
|Next episode||3rd December 1980|
Stan's scratching upsets his customers. He is covered with spots, Hilda insists he sees a doctor. Frankie Baldwin arrives from London to see Mike who is sure he's after something. Frankie tells Mike he wants him to invest £2000 in a deal. Mike tells him that he's got no money. Frankie tells him that he's lying. Hilda borrows a home medicine book to look up Stan's itching. She gets engrossed reading about strange illnesses. Mike wants to get rid of Frankie but he decides to stay over. Hilda feels certain she's ill and tells Stan she's going to die. Eddie convinces Stan to see the doctor, saying he could be in line for some compensation. Frankie convinces Fred to invest in his wedding video recording scheme. Fred gives him £70.
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Emily Swain - Eileen Derbyshire
- Arnold Swain - George Waring
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Baldwin's Casuals - Office and corridor
- TV Times synopsis: Mike Baldwin gets a shock when his Dad turns up out of the blue, trying to raise investment capital. Hilda Ogden delves into the medical books to try to solve the problem of Stan's sudden ailment.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,050,000 viewers (7th place)
|December 1980 episodes|
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