|ITV transmission date||28th December 1960 (Wednesday)|
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|Next episode||30th December 1960|
May complains of head pains but Christine thinks she's attention seeking. Dennis refuses to tell Elsie why the police want him. The doctors won't tell Ena what is wrong with her, and she is convinced she's going to die. Martha turns up again with flowers from the Glad Tidings Mission Hall congregation but she is driven out by Ena, who tells her she better move out of the vestry as is she coming home to die on her own bed. Lucille dresses up in Christine's dress for going out in and marks it. Dennis reveals the police suspect him of breaking and entering on the night he won the money, and hasn't an alibi. Harry reveals to Elsie that he saw Dennis at the dogs winning the money and agrees to set the police right. Malcolm and Christine go to the dance. In the dead of night, Ena discharges herself from hospital and takes a taxicab back to the Mission.
- Christine Hardman - Christine Hargreaves
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia 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
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Concepta Riley - Doreen Keogh
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Mr. Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol (Credited as "Lyn Carol")
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- 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
- Coronation Street - Outside No. 11
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room and hallway
- Victoria Street - Mission of Glad Tidings entrance
- Hospital - Women’s ward
- Also credited are the Singers of the Boy's Choir, St. John's Church, Oldham (Choirmaster: H. Winterbottom) who appear as a group of carol singers in the Street.
- To help viewers remember which characters live in which houses, the end credits of this episode are shown against a backdrop of an image of the Street, which pans from the Corner Shop to the Glad Tidings Mission Hall, with the credits of the particular actors displayed when their character's house is on screen. In an error, the Mission Hall is shown to be adjacent to the Rovers Return Inn, even though it had been established in Episode 1 that it was across the Street.
- 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 - 3,275,000 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|