|First appearance||18th April 1977|
|Last appearance||25th February 1980|
|Number of appearances||4|
|Played by||Harry Littlewood|
Sam Littlewood was Rita Littlewood's uncle on her on her father Harold's side. Sam was a former wheelwright and was then a scrap-metal dealer. In April 1977, he gave Rita away when she married Len Fairclough. In his short but concise speech as father of the bride, Sam gave his blessing to the union, and went on to drink everyone under the table at the reception.
He later retired to Blackpool from Blackburn, and it was here that Rita turned to him when she walked out on Len in February 1980. Despairing of them both, Sam forced Len to go to Blackpool and plead to Rita to return to Coronation Street with him.
At the end of September 1982, Rita was saddened to learn that Sam had died a few weeks previously, but in an episode broadcast in March 1987, Rita receives a birthday card from her uncle Sam, who retired to Blackpool and owns a launderette.