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|ITV transmission date||24th December 1962 (Monday)|
|Stories by||Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||19th December 1962|
|Next episode||26th December 1962|
Christmas Eve: Ena agrees to play the piano for the play. The residents try to make mend with the costumes, although Minnie doesn't go down too well as a gaiety girl. Ena opens with Land of Hope and Glory wearing a golden hairnet and Emily gets stage fright.
Cast of Lady Lawson Loses
Mrs Gilda Montefiore - Emily Nugent
Duchess of Bannock - Annie Walker
Gerald, Duke of Bannock - Kenneth Barlow
Lady Priscilla Dauntsey - Christine Appleby
Hon Reggie Fitzgerald - Harry Hewitt
Manders - Albert Tatlock
Duke of Selina - Frank Barlow
Lady Rhona Philbeach - Minnie Caldwell
Mrs Savage - Concepta Hewitt
Nellie the maid - Florrie Lindley
The curtain gets stuck so Ena leads everyone in sing-songs. Jed prompts as Albert gets stuck in the French Window. Emily is plied with tranquilisers and whisky. After the play she faints into Swindley's arms.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Concepta Hewitt - Doreen Keogh
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Leonard Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Linda Cheveski - Anne Cunningham
- Ivan Cheveski - Ernst Walder
- Christine Appleby - Christine Hargreaves
- Jed Stone - Kenneth Cope
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- 7 Coronation Street - Back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- Mission of Glad Tidings - Main hall and side room
- Kathy Staff makes a pre-Vera Hopkins appearance as an unnamed member of the audience at the Mission of Glad Tidings.
- TV Times synopsis: Christmas Eve - and Lady Lawson Loses
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,134,000 homes (1st place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1960-1969, released on 31st July 2006.
|December 1962 episodes|
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