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|ITV transmission date||11th February 1981 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||9th February 1981|
|Next episode||16th February 1981|
Lorraine Tindall fails to come into work at the cafe and Elsie can't cope on her own. Deirdre agrees to go to the pictures with Mike. Elsie docks Lorraine's wages when she turns up two hours late. Johnny Webb plans to leave Maureen and he contemplates asking Elsie to take him in. Ken apologises to Deirdre. They agree to make another arrangement some other time. Annie goes off on her cruise, she nearly misses her train as Fred thinks 13.19 is 3.19pm instead of 1.19pm. Johnny asks Elsie if he can be her lodger. She refuses to take him in as he's married. When Lorraine accuses Elsie of flirting with Johnny, Elsie sacks her. Gordon Lewis takes over the Rovers. He appears to have no sense of humour. Johnny makes up with Maureen. Johnny tells Elsie that his niece Sandra Webb needs a job. Elsie agrees to see her. Deirdre and Mike go to the pictures. They end up kissing in his car.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Johnny Webb - Jack Smethurst
- Lorraine Tindall - June Page
- Kevin - Kevin Whately
- Gordon Lewis - David Daker
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Jim's Cafe
- Oxford Street, Manchester, outside the Odeon Cinema
- TV Times synopsis: Will Annie Walker miss her cruise liner? Trouble at the café between manageress Elsie Tanner and waitress Lorraine Tindall. Is Lorraine due for the sack?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,500,000 viewers (2nd place).
|February 1981 episodes|
|Mon 2nd • Wed 4th • Mon 9th • Wed 11th • Mon 16th • Wed 18th • Mon 23rd • Wed 25th|