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|ITV transmission date||21st December 1997 (Sunday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||19th December 1997|
|Next episode||22nd December 1997|
Gary refuses to buy Katie again and begs Judy to let her go but she can't accept that she's not Katie's mother. Maxine refuses to move back in with Ashley when she sees that Zoe is back. She accuses him of fancying Zoe and being too thick to realise that. Ashley is confused as to what is going on. Janice tells Les horror stories about killing turkeys knowing that he hasn't got the guts to kill it. Deirdre is amazed when Jon tells her that he won't be able to spend all of Christmas Day with her as he has to work. Les gets drunk before trying to kill the turkey but Toyah alerts Spider who puts Les off the killing by talking about the turkey's feelings. Les feels defeated and promises Toyah they'll keep the turkey as a pet. Judy is stunned when Gary returns Paul Fisher's £2,000, saying they don't need it anymore but she grabs it, saying they do. Sally is surprised to discover that Kevin has moved into a B&B and isn't back with Natalie. Judy discovers Zoe is at No.4 and demands Katie, showing her the £2,000. She is shattered when Zoe tells her that she doesn't want the money.
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Katie/Shannon - Lucy Whipday
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Jon Lindsay - Owen Aaronovitch
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Coronation Street exterior - Main street view and ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Front room and yard
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and yard
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Coronation Street Garage - Garage and office
- Amusement arcade
- TV Times synopsis: Judy hits rock-bottom. Kevin sends Natalie away and Maxine dumps Ashley for good.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,370,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
Ashley Peacock: "It's always me gets caught in t'middle. I try and please everybody and end up pleasing nobody."
|December 1997 episodes|
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