Dot is still full up after Christmas Day and refuses Elsie's offer of more food. Dennis considers going to the party as Biggles. Ena tries to help Vera rest but she is suspicious of her mother's sudden concern.
The residents dress up for the fancy dress party:
Albert - Father Christmas
Ken - Lawrence of Arabia
Val - Nell Gwyn
Lucille - A chimney sweep
Minnie - Old Mother Riley
Elsie - Spanish dancer
Irma - 1920s Flapper girl
David - Old Time Butcher
Len - Batman
Jerry - Robin
Dennis changes his mind and also goes as Batman. Irma and David try to stop Hilda making loud insulting comments about Elsie. Annie makes a grand late entrance as Queen Elizabeth the First. Jack and Stan spend the evening in the Rovers alone. Dot judges the grand parade. Ena has to hold back the tears as she watches Vera dying. Dot gives Jerry and a delighted Annie prizes for their costumes. Lucille tells a surprised Jack that she's engaged.
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- David Barlow - Alan Rothwell
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and exterior
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Mission of Glad Tidings
- Among the extras at the party is Beatrice Neild who played the recurring guest role of Mrs Toft from 1969 to 1974.
- This episode was transmitted on 28th December 1966 at 7.30pm by Associated Rediffusion and Television Wales and the West.
- TV Times synopsis: Fancy dress in the Mission and plain truth for Ena
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,350,000 homes (8th place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1960-1969, released on 31st July 2006.
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