Hilda is cross not to be invited to the Rovers' staff party so Annie is forced to invite her. Emily manages to convince Mavis there is nothing between Victor and her. Deirdre wants to see a film at the pictures and is annoyed when Ken refuses to take her as he wants to watch a documentary on TV. Mavis apologises to Victor and is thrilled when he agrees to start afresh with her. Deirdre has a boring time over Christmas and goes to the pictures alone. Victor tries to get Mavis to take him into her flat but she refuses. Fred gives the girls presents and realises Bet has conned him as they haven't anything for him. After the pictures, Deirdre refuses to go straight home and calls on Mike. They drink together.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride (Credited as "Deirdre Langton")
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- 46b, St. Mary's Place - Living room and kitchen
- The Roxy - Exterior
- TV Times synopsis: Why is a married woman making a late-night visit to Mike Baldwin's flat? There's not a lot of sweetness and light at the Rovers' staff party.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,350,000 viewers (2nd place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1980-1989, released on 31st October 2005.
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