Episode 836
Production code P228/836
ITV transmission date 25th December 1968 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Bruce Norman
Writer Susan Pleat
Designer Roy Graham
Director Tim Jones
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Producer John Finch
Previous episode 23rd December 1968
Next episode 30th December 1968


Christmas Day: Audrey, Dickie, Gordon and Lucille are amused as Emily takes a shine to Reverend James. Ena, Minnie and Effie spend the day together, Albert joins the Barlows. Marj Griffin and Elsie cook for Ray and Len. The residents get drunk together at the Rovers with Ena on the piano. Basil Griffin leaves a message for Marj, his wife - he's coming for her.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Elsie Tanner: "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Sharples."
Ena Sharples: "Merry Christmas, Elsie Tanner. You're lookin' very cheerful in the circumstances."
Elsie Tanner: "Well yes, after all, it is my season in a manner of speakin', isn't it? You know, good will to all men."

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