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|ITV transmission date||19th December 1988 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||14th December 1988|
|Next episode||21st December 1988|
Deirdre is annoyed when mentally disturbed Brian Roscoe keeps phoning her up. Derek tells Mavis he'd like to throw a party on Christmas Eve to impress his boss - 'DP'. Bet is amazed when Alec plans to open the Rovers on Christmas Day. Roscoe calls at No.1 whilst Deirdre is out. Tracy lets him in. She is disturbed by his strange manner. Ivy is stunned when Audrey tells her she and Alf are going to a hotel for Christmas. Gail invites the Brennans to join them for the day. Ivy is pleased as she won't have to have Don's mother. Emily invites the Wiltons for Christmas. Ken is furious to find Roscoe alone with Tracy. He tells Roscoe he shouldn't bother Deirdre at home and throws him out. Ken shouts at Tracy for letting a stranger into the house. Ken accuses Deirdre of getting too involved with no hopers. Roscoe corners Deirdre again. She tells him she can't help him find another flat before Christmas.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Tracy Barlow - Dawn Acton
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Sandra Stubbs - Sally Watts
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen and bedroom
- Kevin Webster (Michael Le Vell) and Sally Webster (Sally Whittaker) are credited but don't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Christmas is a-coming and Alec hopes to get fat on his bar takings, but he's worried that the rats may be deserting a sinking ship.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,800,000 viewers (9th place).
|December 1988 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Sun 25th • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|