|ITV transmission date||30th December 1960 (Friday)|
|Previous episode||28th December 1960|
|Next episode||4th January 1961|
Dr. Tinsley tells Ena she's got senile decay. Florrie is in the paper after being fined £1 in court for selling after hours. Ena throws Martha out of the Vestry. In pain, May tries to summon help over her headaches but dies in the hallway of No.13, where Florrie discovers her. The hospital give her belongings to Christine, among them May's wedding ring. She breaks down in Esther's company. Dennis gets a job front of house at a club where he sees his father, who walked out on the Tanners years before. Elsie is shocked when she hears the news.
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Christine Hardman - Christine Hargreaves
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Linda Cheveski - Anne Cunningham
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie (Uncredited)
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Esther Hayes - Daphne Oxenford
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Concepta Riley - Doreen Keogh
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Coronation Street - Outside No’s 11, 13 and Corner Shop
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Hallway and back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The opening credits are not played over the filmed title sequence of Archie Street but instead the Coronation Street caption appears against a black background. It is possible that the telecine facility failed on the live transmission of this episode and that this unusual way of displaying the programme name was unplanned.
- 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 - 3,848,000 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|