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|ITV transmission date||26th January 1981 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Director||John Michael Phillips|
|Previous episode||21st January 1981|
|Next episode||28th January 1981|
Eddie acquires an accordion, swapping it for a washing machine off the tip. The exhaust falls off Ken's car. Eddie and the dustcart crew, including Arthur Webster, enter the cleanest dustcart competition as the prize is cup final tickets. Father Harris sorts out the christening with Gail and Brian. Ivy insists on being around for the preparations. Dirk van der Stek tells Deirdre that he's staying longer in England and he enjoys her company. They arrange another date. Hilda tells Elsie that Ivy doesn't want her to be Godmother. Elsie drags Hilda to the Rovers to see Ivy and what she has to say on the subject. Ivy tells Elsie that she doesn't approve of her because of her morals. Annie stops them fighting. Alf can't babysit for Deirdre so she has to let Dirk down. He agrees to spend the evening with her in the shop. Hilda gives Eddie permission to clean the dustcart outside the house. Ken is jealous to see Deirdre with Dirk. Andy Rowlands points out that David's initials will be "DDT". Gail is horrified.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Audrey Potter - Sue Nicholls
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Baby Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Father Harris - Paul Seed
- Arthur Webster - Michael Turner
- Dirk van der Stek - Lex van Delden
- Andy Rowlands - Paul Duncan
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop - Living quarters
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: Outspoken Hilda Ogden starts a slanging match between Elsie Tanner and Ivy Tilsley. Is Deirdre Langton playing things cool enough?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,750,000 viewers (3rd place).
|January 1981 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|