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|ITV transmission date||19th December 1983 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Previous episode||14th December 1983|
|Next episode||21st December 1983|
Rita goes through Len's clothes. She finds a beer mat with a Bolton phone number written on it. Curly sees Sharon and falls for her. Deirdre sorts out the paperwork at the Yard for Rita. Fred tells Jack that he could show him how to look after his pigeons. They agree to race a couple, putting £10 down each. Elsie is fed up that Ivy has been made supervisor again. She contemplates leaving the factory. Remembering George Newton thought she'd be an ideal landlady, she arranges an interview at the brewery. Mike is annoyed when Elsie takes time off and reprimands her. She resigns from the factory. Sharon is interested in Terry. Rita phones the Bolton number and gets a woman, she tells her that Len is dead. When Rita says who she is, a Mrs Proctor puts the phone down.
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Sharon Gaskell - Tracie Bennett
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Yard
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- The Kabin
- Builder's Yard and office
- TV Times synopsis: Rita Fairclough finds a clue that may help solve the mystery of husband Len's death. Factory boss Mike Baldwin gets a shock resignation from one of his girls.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,762,000 viewers (3rd place).
|December 1983 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|