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|ITV transmission date||28th January 1981 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Director||John Michael Phillips|
|Previous episode||26th January 1981|
|Next episode||2nd February 1981|
Ken quizzes Dirk van der Stek about his intentions towards Deirdre. Audrey and Ivy are surprised by the Tilsleys' choice of names - Nicholas Paul as the baby is christened by Father Harris at St. Boniface Church. Elsie and Andy Rowlands are Godparents. Eddie and the crew clean their dustcart in the Street. The Tilsleys toast Nicholas Paul in champagne. Deirdre is sad to see Dirk leave for Holland. Bert asks Dirk if there is any chance of a job in Holland for him.
- 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
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Nicholas Paul Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Father Harris - Paul Seed
- Arthur Webster - Michael Turner
- Dirk van der Stek - Lex van Delden
- Andy Rowlands - Paul Duncan
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop - Living quarters
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room
- St. Boniface Church, Lower Broughton
- This is Geoffrey Lancashire's first script since 7th April 1971 and his final contribution to the programme after writing seventy-four episodes.
- Last appearance of Audrey Potter until 21st September 1981.
- TV Times synopsis: Will the christening of Gail and Brian Tilsley's baby go smoothly? Will Dirk Van Der Stek, the dashing Dutchman, make any declarations to Deirdre Langton before he flies back home?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 18,050,000 viewers (2nd place).
|January 1981 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|