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|ITV transmission date||14th January 1981 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||12th January 1981|
|Next episode||19th January 1981|
Rita tells Hilda that the phone message was about a singing engagement. Brian asks Ivy to accept Elsie as Godmother as he doesn't want any more fights. Hilda feels she should give Len some Marriage Guidance before Rita goes astray. She advises him to take more notice of Rita. Fred doesn't have a bank account so asks Mike to cash his cheque. Mike says that it's too much money for him. Alf cashes Fred's cheque and agrees to put money into the venture himself. Rita sings at the Ace of Clubs. Mike knows Frankie hasn't got enough money in his account to cover Fred's cheque. Frankie asks him to give him the money but he refuses. Alf gives Frankie a £100 to invest in the wedding video venture.
- 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
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Nick Tilsley - Warren Jackson (Credited as "Baby Tilsley")
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten (Uncredited)
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: Hilda Ogden decides to do a spot of amateur marriage guidance, starting with her neighbours. Will Alf Roberts fall for the financial wiles of Mike Baldwin's father?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 18,100,000 viewers (1st place).
|January 1981 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|