Jenny wants to enter a talent contest in Rochdale. Rita agrees to Martin taking her when he promises to take care of her. Maggie apologises to Mike. He tells her that he intends to keep his promise and not attempt to see Mark. She tells him that she doesn't want Mark confused and there's no place in his life for Mike. Bet empties the staff box to share the money out. Jack is horrified as it was full of coppers. Bet replaces the money with £60 for the staff. Martin arranges to borrow Curly's van to take Jenny to Rochdale. Susan tells Mike that if Maggie had run a business as well as a child she doesn't see why she can't. Mike is thrilled. Gail pleases Ivy and Brian by telling them that they can have Nicky for his birthday. The residents have a sing-song in the Rovers to celebrate Christmas.
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Rosamund Street
- Jim's Cafe
- 46b, St. Mary's Place - Living room and kitchen
- Last appearance of Ida Clough until 6th May 1987.
- The programme's title sequence dispensed with the usual final shot of the street looking towards the viaduct and instead had a shot of the Rovers Return from Baldwin's Casuals. A narrower font was also used for the title caption.
- TV Times synopsis: Christmas Eve at the Rovers takes an unexpected turn.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,850,000 viewers (20th place).
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