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|ITV transmission date||21st January 1981 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||19th January 1981|
|Next episode||26th January 1981|
Len thinks that Hilda suspects Rita has a fella. Rita tells him to ask Hilda. Fred's cheque bounces when Alf banks it. He demands his money back from Fred but he has already spent the money on a new jacket. Bert does DIY for Gail to fill in time. Gail finds the baby hard work, she had no idea it would be so difficult. Det Sgt Cross of the CID calls on Fred and questions him about Gee Wizz Video Enterprises as he's got financial interest in the blue movies they produce. Fred tells him all about Frankie. Mike refuses to honour Frankie's cheque for Fred. Tracy's present from Ray is a doll's house. Dirk van der Stek turns up again and asks Deirdre out. She admires his persistence and agrees to stand Ken up in his favour. Rita tells Len that Ralph Lancaster got her the job in Stockport and Hilda has been thinking that she's been unfaithful. Len finds the news disappointing. Ken stands aside like a gentleman to let Deirdre go out with Dirk.
- 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/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop and back room
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room and kitchen
- TV Times synopsis: Why are the police asking barman Fred Gee awkward questions? Deirdre Langton breaks a date with Ken Barlow to go out with a dashing stranger.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,400,000 viewers (2nd place).
|January 1981 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|