Episode 76
Production code P228/76
ITV transmission date 4th September 1961 (Monday)
Serial editor H.V. Kershaw
Writer Tony Warren
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Howard Baker
Producer Derek Granger
Previous episode 30th August 1961
Next episode 6th September 1961


Concepta shows new girl Nona Willis the ropes. Nona moves into the Rovers. Christine tells Sheila about her holiday romance with Steve Williams from Cardiff. She is shocked when he turns up in the Street. She tells him that there is nothing serious between her and Mario but is trapped into keeping a date with him. Father Bennett summons Concepta and Harry to the church where they find her parents, the Rileys, waiting for them.


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  • Border Television was launched on Friday 1st September, 1961 covering the English-Scottish border region and the Isle of Man and therefore this was the first episode of the programme to be seen by viewers in those areas.
  • TV Times: Sometimes they're happy, sometimes they're sad. But whatever their mood, the people of Coronation Street are Britain's next door neighbours (This generic synopsis did not appear in all regional editions)
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,976,000 homes (3rd place).
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