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|ITV transmission date||12th January 1981 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||7th January 1981|
|Next episode||14th January 1981|
Bert goes for a job at a dairy but he is too old. Ralph Lancaster tries to interest Rita in singing in Stockport. She agrees but tells him not to tell Len. Frankie returns. He tells Mike the vice squad are after him. He tells him that his business partner Terry was also making blue movies using Gee Wizz Video Enterprises as a front. Terry has disappeared and Frankie refuses to hang around. Frankie swears to Mike he knew nothing about the venture. Len tells Rita that she can sing at Stockport when she swears Ralph isn't involved. Gail is adamant that Elsie will be Godmother despite Ivy's thoughts on the subject. Whilst cleaning at No.9, Hilda takes a phone message from Ralph. Fred asks Frankie for his £70 back. Frankie gives him a cheque back for £150, telling him that's what his investment is worth now. Fred is astounded and gives Frankie another £50 to invest. Hilda gives Rita the message, thinking Rita has a lover.
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- TV Times synopsis: Hilda Ogden thinks Rita Fairclough is getting involved with an old admirer. Will Hilda keep quiet about it? Mike Baldwin's father turns up again - on the run from the police this time.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,600,000 viewers (2nd place).
|January 1981 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|