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|ITV transmission date||19th January 1981 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||14th January 1981|
|Next episode||21st January 1981|
Rita enjoyed singing but found it hard. Ken asks Deirdre for a date. She agrees. Len feels that Hilda is trying to tell him something. A Dutchman called Dirk van der Stek calls to see Deirdre - he's a friend of Ray Langton's. Ray has made Tracy a present and Dirk delivers it. Deirdre feels awkward about giving the present to Tracy. He tells her that Ray has split with his girlfriend Annie after she lost her baby. Bert sets up a baby alarm for the Tilsleys. Dirk asks Deirdre out for a date on the evening she was to see Ken. Dirk tells her that he can't make any other night.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Baby Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop and back room
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room and kitchen
- TV Times synopsis: Deirdre Langton gets a big surprise when a visitor from Holland turns up. Will Hilda Ogden be able to prevent herself gossiping about Rita Fairclough and an old flame?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,050,000 viewers (3rd place).
|January 1981 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|