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Episode 3322 (25th December 1991)

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Episode 3322
Production code P694/2322
ITV transmission date 25th December 1991 (Wednesday - Part 1)
Story editor Trevor Suthers
Story associates Graham Carlisle
Jan McVerry
Elizabeth Malpas
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Paul Rowan
Director Ian White
Executive Producer David Liddiment
Producer Mervyn Watson
Previous episode 23rd December 1991
Next episode 25th December 1991


Christmas Day: Liz lives in fear of one of the twins being beaten up. Angie feels guilty about eating with Des whilst Curly is alone. Vicky suspects Bet of having an affair with Des. Ivy is happy that the Platts are living in the Street and tells Don that she'd like to stay at No.5. The Barlows spend the day together. Mike waylays Alma on her way to the Roberts' house, turning up at the cafe with champagne. Alf watches the Queen's speech while Audrey waits for Alma to turn up. At the cafe, Mike tells Alma that he's made mistakes and he's sorry. He says he thought he loved Jackie Ingram but was wrong. He tells her that he still loves her and always has. He asks her for a chance to start again. Andy and Steve paint over the graffiti. Phyllis enjoys herself with Emily and Percy. Emily feels caught in the middle. Alma tells Mike that she's learnt how to hate him in the last year. He makes her admit she's not in love with Ken. Curly and Reg spend the day together as they're both lonely. They raid Bettabuy for champagne and caviar. Vera misses Terry. She accuses Jack of driving all her family away. Bet invites Des Foster to eat at the Rovers. She is shocked to find Vicky has already laid an extra place for him. Alma begs Mike to leave her alone, saying she can't stop loving him. He embraces her and she breaks down. Reg is caught by the Police taking food from Bettabuy and the policeman takes him to the station. Ivy tells the Platts that they're not moving anymore. Gail is horrified that they'll be living across the road from each other. Tracy is put out when Deirdre tells Ken she's glad that he's found a good woman. Curly identifies Reg and he is released by the Police. Gail tells Martin that she wants to move again, immediately. Mike and Alma spend the afternoon together in bed. She is upset when Ken calls on her and she has to keep quiet.


Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit



  • In a crediting error, Thomas Ormson (David Platt) is listed twice.
  • This episode of Coronation Street was unique in that the episode "surrounded" the traditional 3.00pm broadcast of The Queen's Christmas Day speech on ITV. Coronation Street began at 2.50pm and ran up to the scene where Alf Roberts settles down to watch the speech. After a brief continuity announcement the eight-minute speech was then broadcast and then without any further adverts or continuity announcements, Coronation Street continued, running until 3.35pm. The repeat of the episode on Granada Plus on 3rd July 2003 swapped round two scenes (one with Alf and Audrey Roberts and the other with Mike Baldwin and Alma Sedgewick) to miss out the actual speech and to hide the join.
  • For the first time, two episodes of Coronation Street were broadcast on one day, with a second episode being shown at the usual time of 7.30pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: (First part) The Platts and the Brennans gather for Christmas dinner. Will it pass peacefully? (Second part) The police have a surprise for a resident.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,130,000 viewers (40th place - combined figure including repeat).

Notable dialogueEdit

Curly Watts (drunkenly giving a description of Reg Holdsworth over the phone to the Policeman who arrested him): "Well he's er... short, fat and balding - although he tries to hide it by dragging a few strands across. And he's got a face like one of them cabbage patch dolls. And he wears rather a lot of that sweet-smelling aftershave - too much really, someone ought to tell him about it. Oh yeah, and he's got erm... a funny manner about him. He talks like a Sergeant Major who's swallowed a dictionary."

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