|ITV transmission date||23rd December 1960 (Friday)|
|Previous episode||21st December 1960|
|Next episode||28th December 1960|
Dennis reveals he got the £25 at the dogs but Elsie doesn't believe him. Ena recovers in hospital. Lucille goes missing whilst in Esther's care. Concepta Riley returns from Ireland and asks the Walkers if they'll have her back as live-in barmaid. They happily agree. May is upset when Christine doesn't want to see her boyfriend Malcolm Wilkinson anymore. Ena is visited by daughter Vera Lomax and Martha. Martha tells Ena she has been helping out at the Glad Tidings Mission Hall and Ena accuses her of being after her job. Christine accuses Malcolm of being ashamed of her but he invites her to the rugby club dance. Lucille turns up having gone Christmas shopping. The police call at No.11 for Dennis.
- Christine Hardman - Christine Hargreaves
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Pat Phoenix")
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Linda Cheveski - Anne Cunningham
- Ivan Cheveski - Ernst Walder
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Esther Hayes - Daphne Oxenford
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ida Barlow - Noel Dyson
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Concepta Riley - Doreen Keogh
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Mr. Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol (Credited as "Lyn Carol")
- May Hardman - Joan Heath
- Ron Bailey - Ray Mort
- Vera Lomax - Ruth Holden
- Malcolm Wilkinson - Anthony Booth
- Day Nurse - Christine Shaw
- Night Nurse - Louise Jervis
- Children - Elisabeth Butler, Joy Nicholson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room
- Victoria Street - Mission of Glad Tidings entrance
- Hospital - Women’s ward
- First appearance of Concepta Riley.
- Also credited are the Singers of the Boy's Choir, St. John's Church, Oldham (Choirmaster: H. Winterbottom) who appear in one of the hospital scenes, singing for the patients.
- For the first time Ena Sharples is seen to be wearing her famous hairnet in her scenes in the hospital (see picture above). From Episode 9 (6th January 1961) onwards, the character would rarely be seen out of her hairnet.
- TV Times: No synopsis appeared in the magazine between Episode 3 (16th December 1960) and Episode 80 (18th September 1961) with the exception of Episode 64 (24th July 1961).
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 3,351,000 homes (chart placing unknown).
This episode was included on the following commercial releases:
- Coronation Street - The Early Days released by Granada video on 7th May 2001.
- The 1960 disc of the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The 1960s, released on 31st July 2006.
|December 1960 episodes|
|Fri 9th • Wed 14th • Fri 16th • Wed 21st • Fri 23rd • Wed 28th • Fri 30th|