Coronation Street is a British television soap opera first broadcast on Granada Television in 1960. It was soon syndicated on other ITV franchises. The programme concerns the lives of the residents of Coronation Street in Weatherfield, a fictional area of Salford, and centres around its terraced houses, cafe, corner shop, newsagents, textile factory and the Rovers Return pub.The programme was devised in 1960 by local scriptwriter Tony Warren at the recently formed Granada Television in Manchester. Warren's initial kitchen sink drama proposal was rejected by the station's founder Sidney Bernstein but he was persuaded by producer Harry Elton to produce the programme for thirteen pilot episodes. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960 and within six months had become the most-watched programme on British television. It has been one of the most financially lucrative programmes on British commercial television, underpinning the success of the Granada Television franchise and the broadcaster ITV.Coronation Street is made by Granada Television at Granada Studios in Manchester. It is shown in all ITV regions as well as internationally. On 17 September 2010, it became the world's longest-running TV soap opera in production. Coronation Street is noted for its depiction of a down-to-earth working class community combined with light-hearted humour and strong characters.Coronation Street featuring Simon Gregson and William Roache has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, free on Yahoo TV, and available for rent on Prime Video. It's a comedy and drama show with 4,853 episodes over 59 seasons. Coronation Street is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has an average IMDb audience rating of 5.7 (4,278 votes).
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Dec 9, 1960
Fri 9 Dec, 1960 Dec 9, 1960 There's a new arrival in Coronation Street: Florrie Lindley, who is taking over the Corner Shop. Her first day on the job is not without incident as she runs into the local busy-body Ena Sharples. Meanwhile, Elsie Tanner is on at her son, Dennis, to get some work but he reminds her that it's not easy for someone who's just got out of prison. Later, there's a misunderstanding when Elsie accuses Dennis of taking money from her purse when in fact it was her daughter Linda. Also, Linda tells Elsie that she's leaving her husband. Elsie says she'll believe it when she sees it! At number 3, there's unrest at the Barlow's. Young Kenneth Barlow has an argument with his father, Frank, when he announces that he's met a girl and he's taking her to the Imperial Hotel. Frank argues that Ken has all but forgotten his working class roots.
S01 E02Dec 14, 1960
Wed 14 Dec, 1960 Dec 14, 1960 Florrie is caught by the police selling firelighters after seven. Christine is annoyed that Ena is telling everyone that May has gone mad and breaks down. Kids scratch Susan's Dad's car. Ida embarrasses Ken by showing Susan his baby photos. Ivan turns up at the Rovers. Esther takes charge of Christine. Susan embarrases Ken by going into the Rovers. Linda bumps into Ivan.
S01 E03Dec 16, 1960
Fri 16 Dec, 1960 Dec 16, 1960 Linda rows with Ivan for following her to Weatherfield. Swindley gives Ena a warning over her frequenting the Rovers. Elsie lets Ivan stay the night in the front parlour. They force Linda telling them she's pregnant. Ivan tells Linda he wants the baby. May returns from hospital and wonders what the neighbours will say.
S01 E04Dec 21, 1960
Wed 21 Dec, 1960 Dec 21, 1960 Lucille runs away to be at No.7, Esther helps Harry to look after her. Swindley catches Ena at the Rovers. He upsets her and she collapses. Dennis turns up with a wad of money.
S01 E05Dec 23, 1960
Fri 23 Dec, 1960 Dec 23, 1960 Dennis reveals he got the £25 at the dogs. Ena recovers in hospital. Lucille goes missing whilst in Esther's care. Concepta returns from Ireland and asks the Walkers if they'll have her back. May is upset when Christine doesn't want to see Malcolm anymore. Ena is visited by Vera and Martha. Ena accuses Martha of being after her job. Christine accuses Malcolm of being ashamed of her but he invites her to the rugby club dance. Lucille turns up having gone Christmas shopping. The police call for Dennis.
S01 E06Dec 28, 1960
Wed 28 Dec, 1960 Dec 28, 1960 May complains of pains, Christine thinks she's attention seeking. Dennis refuses to tell Elsie why the police want him. Ena is convinced she's going to die. Lucille dresses up in Christine's dress 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 he saw Dennis at the dogs winning the money. Malcolm and Christine go to the dance. Ena walks out of hospital and back to the Mission.
S01 E07Dec 30, 1960
Fri 30 Dec, 1960 Dec 30, 1960 The doctor tells Ena she's got senile decay. Florrie is in the paper after being fined £1 in court. Ena throws Martha out of the Mission. May tries to summon help over her headaches but dies in the hallway. The hospital give Christine, May's wedding ring. Dennis gets a job front of house at a club where he sees his father.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jan 4, 1961
Wed 4 Jan, 1961 Jan 4, 1961 Christine is annoyed that Malcolm didn't see her over her mourning period and slams the door in his face. Ken and his student friends make ban-the-bomb posters until Ida orders them out of the house. Arnold Tanner turns up at No.11 after fifteen years and asks Elsie to give him a divorce so that he can marry Norah Dawson. She refuses and they argue before he storms out. Ena, seeing Arnold leaving the house from her vestry window, spreads it about that Elsie's got a fella. Harry is promoted to inspector at the bus depot.
S02 E02Jan 6, 1961
Fri 6 Jan, 1961 Jan 6, 1961
S02 E03Jan 11, 1961
Wed 11 Jan, 1961 Jan 11, 1961
S02 E04Jan 13, 1961
Fri 13 Jan,1961 Jan 13, 1961 Elsie threatens Ena in the Rovers and tells her the man is, in fact, Arnold. The milkman can't raise Albert - Ken and David break into No.1 to find Albert collapsed in the kitchen. Dr. Tinsley feels that Albert's daughter, Beattie, ought to look after Albert. Christine gets a bill from the plumbers for £1, 1/3. The plumber's mate, Joe Makinson, takes the bill back in sympathy when she can't pay it. Ida alerts Beattie to Albert's collapse and condition but Albert refuses to live with his daughter. Elsie has some beauty cream and starts to relax when Arnold arrives to have a chat.
S02 E05Jan 18, 1961
18 Jan 1961 Jan 18, 1961
S02 E06Jan 20, 1961
Fri 20 Jan 1961 Jan 20, 1961
S02 E07Jan 25, 1961
Wed Jan 25 1961 Jan 25, 1961
Season 3Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jan 1, 1962
1 Jan 1962 Jan 1, 1962 Elsie believes Dennis is innocent. He remembers that Ena was in the pub at the same time. Ena confirms Dennis didn't go near the till, and tells Annie so. Elsie tells Annie the Tanners are withdrawing their custom from the Rovers. Albert takes to his bed with flu and is nursed by Minnie. Annie discovers both Florrie and Len were on their own in the Rovers when the money went missing. Elsie shocks the Walkers by refusing to go to the Rovers when Linda phones her there from Canada.
S03 E13Feb 12, 1962
Mon 12 Feb, 1962 Feb 12, 1962 The "Ex-student slams neighbours" story appears in the paper: Len and Harry grow very angry over the article. Frank rows with Ken, ashamed of his disloyalty to his class. He tells Ken he can't write any more articles. Harry wants to write complaining to the papers but Len feels it would do no good. Elsie feels the article was well-written but warns Ken that Len is after him. Len insults Ken to Frank and refuses to apologise causing Frank almost to fight him in the Street. Ken realises he'll have to stand up to the residents. When he tries to put across his view point in the Rovers, Len hits him and they brawl across the pub, Ken being knocked out.
S03 E20Mar 7, 1962
Wed 7 Mar, 1962 Mar 7, 1962 Dennis sells more tickets than seats and the concert is over-booked. Ena discovers that the performers, the "Blue Streak Rockets", were banned and the police tell them they cannot perform. The Walkers go to a Brewery Dance, planning to stay the night in a plush hotel. Ena locks the piano lid but Minnie opens it with a hair pin. She entertains the audience of four hundred with constant renditions of Goodbye, Dolly Gray. Captain Johnson and his troupe break down but send the sealions, Bunny and Sherry on. Dennis has to cancel the concert, causing an uproar. Ena gets drunk with the Rockets. Dennis is stuck with the Rockets and sealions for the night. He gets the Rovers' key off Concepta and installs them in the pub. The Walkers return home to find sealions in the bath and the Rockets in their bed
S03 E24Mar 21, 1962
Wed 21 Mar, 1962 Mar 21, 1962 Annie has found out the truth about Jack's mystery illness and when she returns from her investigations, the Rovers becomes a different place again as she loads job after job on Jack. After a good deal of thought, Harry and Len enter Lucky Lolita for the races in the last hope that she will get back to her old form. Back at the Vestry, Ena falls to the floor with a mild stroke and, as the night wears on, nobody comes to help her.
S03 E33Apr 23, 1962
Mon 23 Apr, 1962 Apr 23, 1962 For Easter Monday the Walkers, Hewitts and Len go off for a picnic in the car. Martha and Minnie take Ena out in a bath chair to the park. At the picnic, the car rolls into a pond and has to be pushed out. Elsie joins Florrie on a date with a couple of reps. Ena gets stuck in her bath chair when a storm breaks. On their way home the car packs up in Chapel-en-le-Frith.
S03 E47Jun 11, 1962
Mon 11 Jun, 1962 Jun 11, 1962 At what is now the sixth store in the growing Gamma Garments empire, Swindley, Emily and Doreen prepare for the coming of their new boss, Mr Papagopolous. Christine climbs up onto the factory roof. The police try to talk her down but fail. Sheila becomes hysterical, thinking she will jump. Ken talks to Christine and persuades her to climb down by telling her that people care for her
S03 E62Aug 1, 1962
Wed 1 Aug, 1962 Aug 1, 1962 All the wedding plans are in place. Val doesn't like her bouquet and makes up her own arrangement. Ken suffers from a hangover and nerves. Annie, Esther, Florrie, Nancy, Beattie, Len, Minnie, Martha, Ena, Sheila and Doreen watch as Ken and Val marry at St. Mary's. Lucille is bridesmaid. Ena tries to help Elsie overcome her depression - she tells her to keep an air of mystery about her when dealing with men. Annie gets drunk at the reception. Concepta goes into labour in the Rovers and is taken to hospital by Jack.
Season 4Rent or Buy
S04 E01Jan 2, 1963
2 Jan 1963 Jan 2, 1963
S04 E23Mar 20, 1963
20 Mar 1963 Mar 20, 1963 Jed agrees to be caller at the bingo session. Jerry tries to matchmake between Len and Elsie. Christine tells Frank she doesn't want to live in the Street when they are married. Elsie gets it out of Doreen that Len was after the landlord's address. Christine leaves and moves in with Esther. Minnie wins a tray made by Len at bingo. Len explains he wrote to Wormold about repairs. He is hurt that Elsie suspected him and she is angry with herself. The over-sixties social goes very well with the bingo and dancing. After they have left the Mission Hall, Jed, Jerry, Sheila and Doreen move in and twist into the night. The music disturbs Fred at the chip shop and, thinking it's the Over-sixties, he says he's going to complain to the police tomorrow about Swindley.
S04 E27Apr 3, 1963
3 Apr 1963 Apr 3, 1963 Frank gets his outfit ready but Christine tells him that she can't marry him because she doesn't love him. Frank can't believe she's left it so late before telling him. Wormold threatens to bring in the bailiffs if Elsie doesn't pay the rent
S04 E29Apr 10, 1963
10 Apr 1963 Apr 10, 1963 Elsie barricades herself in No.11 and has the lock changed. Minnie feels the pinch with Jed gone and the rent increase. Concepta discovers the photo of Ken was for Rita Spears. Minnie offers Elsie bits of furniture if hers is taken away. Ken hopes that Rita's passion will die during the Easter holidays. Jed sends Harry the £22 he owes him. On the pretext of returning a book, Rita turns up at No.9 dressed to kill.
S04 E34Apr 29, 1963
29 Apr 1963 Apr 29, 1963 Det. Sgt. Shorrocks of the CID interviews Emily and Doreen. They are reluctant to give a description of the good-looking robber. Ken suspects Frank of being up to something. Mavis Fox calls at No.11 to visit Dennis' grandmother. Elsie plays along as the cleaner. Mr Papagopolous is pleased that the stock was stolen as it was old stock that couldn't sell and was insured. Elsie demands that Dennis tells Mavis the truth. Frank tells Ken he plans to leave the GPO and buy a DIY shop. Dennis can't bring himself to tell Mavis.
S04 E68Aug 26, 1963
26 Aug 1963 Aug 26, 1963 Harry drives the darts picnic - Dennis, Walter, Frank, Jack, Alf, Jerry, Ken, Albert and Len to New Brighton. Concepta is not happy when she learns that Harry will have to work some nights. The coach keeps breaking down and the men get drunk. When a policeman tries to get the men to quieten down at 2.00am, Albert knocks his helmet off and Alf tries to hit him. He calls for a prison van.
S04 E74Sep 16, 1963
16 Sep 1963 Sep 16, 1963 Dennis realises something is wrong when he finds the flat door locked. The Street is aroused and Dennis smashes a window to get in as Len and Harry try to break the door down. Dr. Aston arrives and Sheila is rescued. Dennis cuts his arm and is covered in blood. Len offers Elsie a no-strings relationship but she refuses. Sheila is taken to hospital in an ambulance. Frank puts shop flat tenant Ethel Tyson's rent up - she refuses to pay it.
Season 5Rent or Buy
S05 E01Jan 1, 1964
Wed Jan 1 1964 Jan 1, 1964
S05 E11Feb 5, 1964
5 Feb 1964 Feb 5, 1964 Dennis is threatened with the sack if he makes another mistake. Len reveals that the PPOP members are all doing business with Laurie and that Alderman Langton has sold Laurie his share of the factory. Val doesn't know what to do to help Ken. She blames him and he hates her for not being completely interested in him. He tells her he doesn't need a wife, he needs someone who understands him. They realise they shouldn't have married. Len thinks of taking on an apprentice with all the work at the shop and the club. Dennis takes the blame for a smashed crate so that he will be sacked. After drowning his sorrows, Ken returns home to find Val has left. Val arrives at Dave's flat with her suitcase.
S05 E39May 13, 1964
13 May 1964 May 13, 1964 Frank sells his shop to Summitt Supermarkets for £6,000. He buys a new car, a white zodiac, and throws a party in the Rovers. Jerry finishes at the Builder's Yard and is taken on at Roscoe & Pitts. Martha gets a passport. Frank is patronising to the Booths and is cold shouldered. The residents drink Frank's champagne but grow annoyed as he lords it over them. Ena plays the piano but the party ends abruptly as Martha dies of a heart attack in the snug.
S05 E40May 18, 1964
18 May 1964 May 18, 1964 Minnie and Swindley return to sadness, but Ena finds that hard work leaves little time for grief.
S05 E53Jul 8, 1964
8 Jul 1964 Jul 8, 1964 Florrie finds a factory worker's paypacket in a box of goods from Ireland. Ken advises her to send it back to the factory. Elsie tells Irma that if she doesn't want to live with her parents, she can lodge with her. Mr Wormold offers No.13 to the Ogdens for £600 but they agree on £550. Stan and wife Hilda look round the house and he puts £200 down, taking out a mortgage on the rest. Irma can't see how six of them will cope in the house and tells Elsie that the Street won't know what's hit them when the Ogdens move in.
S05 E57Jul 15, 1964
15 Jul 1964 Jul 15, 1964 Jack gets prepared to give Emily away. Swindley has a hangover and is very nervous. Concepta, Val, Annie, Ena, Minnie, Hilda, Stan and Charlie wait in the Mission Hall with Stuart, Lucille is bridesmaid, Ken and Harry are ushers. Emily tells Jack she can't go through with it because he knows it's wrong. The wedding is cancelled. Swindley knows that Emily did the right thing. He feels that she has spoken for both of them. He goes to the honeymoon hotel alone.
S05 E71Sep 2, 1964
2 Sep 1964 Sep 2, 1964 Florrie accuses the customers of laughing at her over her Irishman. Stan shows off the Rolls and gives Hilda, Irma, Ena, Minnie, Albert, Charlie, and Little Titch a ride in it. The dog relieves itself in it and Minnie rips a seat with her hat pin. Stan is sacked. Norman offers Lucille a contract as a singer but she turns him down. Irma has enough of Florrie's behaviour and walks out. Florrie feels old and alone and snaps, wrecking the shop and breaking the window with a tin.
Season 6Rent or Buy
S06 E01Jan 4, 1965
Mon Jan 4 1965 Jan 4, 1965
S06 E08Jan 27, 1965
27 Jan 1965 Jan 27, 1965 Stan gets up early in the morning to speak with milkman Bert Lodge about the possibility of jobs with his firm. Elsie and Dennis create homemade damp patches and other household problems, hoping to give Ena the impression that No.11 has been falling to pieces for years. Ena sees through it all and tells Minnie she intends to get the Tanners out of the house. The residents anticipate yet another clash between the two. In the Rovers, Ena gives Elsie her notice in writing. Elsie goes for Ena in the snug and the fight spills out into the Street. The residents take sides. Ena tells Elsie she wouldn't be throwing her out if Swindley wasn't throwing her out. Elsie refuses to listen to Ena's protests. Ena attacks her with her handbag and ends up smashing one of No.11's windows. An almost-physical fight ensues and the residents try to separate them. Swindley arrives in time to break the news to Ena that the Glad Tidings Mission is to stay open; the committee has decided to close Bold Street Mission.
S06 E27Apr 5, 1965
5 Apr 1965 Apr 5, 1965 Len takes Val to hospital in his van. Ken feels completely useless. Jerry worries about his future. Len gets a contract from Arnold Jenkinson to do a conversion job for one of his supermarkets. Ken discovers that if the twins are born before midnight he'll get tax relief on them. Willie Piggott is fined £150 for bribing Ken. Val gives birth to a girl and a boy. The Walkers break open the champagne for the residents to celebrate the birth of the first-ever set of twins on the Street.
S06 E52Jun 30, 1965
30 Jun 1965 Jun 30, 1965 Emily leads the trip to the Blue John Mines with Dennis, Sandra, Irma, David, Hilda, Stan, Charlie, Minnie, Albert, Elsie, Len, Jack and Annie in attendance. Arthur Walker looks after the pub. The residents view the mines, 850 feet below ground level. Irma grows frightened of scaring David off. Dennis escorts Sandra. Lucille sees Harry off at Liverpool. On the coach back, David presents Irma with an engagement ring from the cavern. She accepts it.
S06 E69Aug 30, 1965
30 Aug 1965 Aug 30, 1965 Ted's daughter writes to Albert asking him not to interfere. Lucille gets four 'O' Levels - Science, English, French and Geography. Ted is hurt by his daughter's indifference to him. The residents are shocked and shaken when No.7 collapses.
S06 E70Sep 1, 1965
1 Sep 1965 Sep 1, 1965 The residents fear the rest of the Street will fall down. The Barlows seek refuge for Peter and Susan in the Rovers as everyone moves out of their homes. The police rope the house off and Mr. Wormold arrives. Annie worries when Lucille doesn't return after a night out with friends. The menfolk start to shift the rubble in case Lucille is under it. She arrives home safe. The Surveyor detects no subsidence. The collapse was caused by a faulty beam over the bay window. Len is given the contract to secure the house. Ted decides to go back to the home and leaves. Lucille cries over No.7. Wormold feels it isn't worth the £300 repairs and tells Len to pull it down.
S06 E90Nov 10, 1965
10 Nov 1965 Nov 10, 1965 Emily worked until 2.00am getting the fashion show ready. The residents gather at the Mission Hall to watch the event. Irma, Sandra and Lucille model the garments and get mixed up back stage. Allan drops woodwork when he discovers girls. The show turns into a fiasco. Elsie is horrified to discover Dennis has bought 108 Christmas trees.
Season 7Rent or Buy
S07 E01Jan 3, 1966
Mon Jan 3 1966 Jan 3, 1966
S07 E06Jan 19, 1966
19 Jan 1966 Jan 19, 1966 Irma goes against Hilda's advice and returns to David. David changes his mind about the shop to Irma's delight. Minnie worries about her lack of money. Stan thinks he's come up on the pools not knowing Hilda has just filled out the winning numbers to check his. He buys drinks all round. Lionel accepts the Barlow's offer. Jack calculates Stan has won £75,000. He cries with happiness.
S07 E07Jan 24, 1966
24 Jan 1966 Jan 24, 1966 The residents celebrate Stan's pool win. Hilda breaks the news to Stan. He goes berserk and tries to kill her - she escapes. Clara and Ena blame each other when Minnie hasn't any coal or money. Annie gives Stan a bill for £6 18/6 for the drinks. Ken calls on Jackie and they exchange a kiss.
S07 E35May 2, 1966
2 May 1966 May 2, 1966 Ena is accused of not paying for two tins of salmon at 4/6 each. The Store Manager saw her put them in her basket. Minnie realises Ena is confused and the police are called in and charge Ena with shoplifting. Elsie's endowment policy expires and she has £50. She decides to decorate. Ena makes the police search the Vestry and No.5 to prove she's not a thief. Ken and Elsie try to help Ena but she feels she's being patronised. She refuses a solicitor and plans to plead not guilty.
S07 E42May 25, 1966
25 May 1966 May 25, 1966 Minnie has been overworking and is told to rest. Bobby goes down with flu and they are both nursed by Jed. Stan starts with his ice cream van. The skeleton staff moves into the factory in readiness for the opening and two of them, Bet Lynch and her friend Cilla investigate the Rovers. Stan does well in the ice cream van. Irma and Lucille get jobs at the factory, as welders. Annie is horrified. Jack reminds her that she started off in the weaving shed. Irma gives Hilda the job of assistant at the shop. David is annoyed. Ice cream baroness, Mary Bonnetti catches Stan on her patch and declares war on him.
S07 E48Jun 15, 1966
15 Jun 1966 Jun 15, 1966 Len agrees to be bouncer at the Mission dance. Sheila doesn't want Jerry to be too serious about their friendship. Dennis puts his £12 week's wages on a horse to win, Wally puts on half his pension but it comes in second. Elsie tells her menfolk that if they don't give her any money they'll not get any food. Whilst Len entertains Ruth at the Rovers, the dancers blast up the music and get frenzied. They start to vandalise the Mission. Ena tries to stop them and is cornered by two thugs, Vic and Colin, in the Vestry who threaten to carve her and Lucille up.
S07 E53Jul 4, 1966
4 Jul 1966 Jul 4, 1966 Jerry is confused over the baby. At the factory, Bet Lynch grows annoyed at Lucille's speed. Annie is horrified to discover that Lucille earns £13 a week. David promises tickets for a World Cup match in Liverpool. Sheila tells Jerry her baby is Neil's. The Walkers make Lucille agree to put some money aside each week. Ken's film society grows in numbers. But Ena, Minnie and Annie walk out when he shows a nudist film by mistake - the others ask for the showing to continue. Sheila doesn't know where she stands with Jerry.
Season 8Rent or Buy
S08 E01Jan 2, 1967
Mon Jan 2 1967 Jan 2, 1967
S08 E04Jan 16, 1967
16 Jan 1967 Jan 16, 1967 The Social Security agree to trace Bob Lomax. Elsie's strange man, Percy Bridge, hangs around the Rovers looking for work. The residents worry that the unemployment situation will get like the depression. Percy tells Elsie it was he who pulled Paul from the canal. Ena reaches breaking point as Vera accuses her of not caring for her. Elsie gives Percy £2 as a reward. Vera dies in Ena's bed.
S08 E25Mar 29, 1967
29 Mar 1967 Mar 29, 1967 Albert's cooking gives Jack stomach-ache. Jerry tells Len that Elsie was on holiday with Dave. Ken returns from prison. Annie breaks down and tells Minnie Jack has left her. Minnie advises Annie to fetch him back. The tech's principle sends for Ken. Annie asks Elsie for her husband back. The residents watch as Elsie goes for Annie in the Street with Hilda and Ena joining in. They are shocked when Jack appears from No.11, having nipped in through the back door.
S08 E36May 8, 1967
8 May 1967 May 8, 1967 Elsie and Steve reminisce about the past. Stan discovers his Cup Final ticket is worth £10. Elsie takes Steve to the Rovers where he meets everyone, including Dennis. She keeps telling him she's a grandmother and tells him she can't see him again. David gets another ticket. He gives it to Hilda. Stan sells his ticket to Mike Ridehalgh for £10. He plans to have a day out on the money. The residents are horrified when a train crashes through the viaduct onto the Street.
S08 E37May 10, 1967
10 May 1967 May 10, 1967 The menfolk set about moving rubble aided by the police. The guard is carried from the train with fractures and cuts. The police hear there was a car under the viaduct. Jack, Ena, Elsie and Lucille are missing. Jerry crawls through the rubble and pulls PC Jimmie Conway out. He says his girlfriend Sonia Peters is under the rubble with someone else. The police bring in a power digger. Annie feels sure Jack is under the rubble. Jerry threatens a reporter when he harasses Minnie over Ena's disappearance. Elli Jane Peters, Sonia's grandmother, turns up and is taken in hand by Minnie. Five people are carried out of the wreckage in Victoria Street. Jack and Lucille turn up to Annie's relief. David crawls under the rubble and finds Sonia. He can't tell if she's alive or not. Elsie turns up. Sonia is declared dead, Conway tries to comfort Elli. Lucille breaks down as Sonia was a school friend. David tells the other men that he's found Ena under the rubble.
S08 E69Aug 30, 1967
30 Aug 1967 Aug 30, 1967 Lucille hears that the Hewitts are coming over for a visit. Elsie says they can come to the wedding. Annie, Lucille, Minnie, Ena, Val, Elsie, Hilda, Irma and Emily go to Tatton Park. Dennis steers a barge full of Jack, Albert, Steve, Stan, David and Gregg through the canal. They are horrified when a crate of beer falls into the water. Their horse, Horace, keeps refusing to move. Albert is seasick. The women try to escape from the lecherous coach driver, Frank Hoyle. Minnie is courted by Herbert Whittle, an elderly guide at the stately home. Gregg worries about his duties as Best Man. Both parties are shocked when the barge ends up in Tatton Park. Stan and Jack are forced to look round the house by Annie and Hilda. Val tells Steve not to mess Elsie about. If he doesn't intend to love Elsie forever he shouldn't marry her. Steve tells Elsie he's busy all weekend so won't see her until the wedding.
S08 E71Sep 6, 1967
6 Sep 1967 Sep 6, 1967 Rev. Bryan Hesketh marries Elsie and Steve. They exchange vows and rings. After photographer Gordon Bishop has taken the photographs, Elsie throws her bouquet to Ena. Concepta tells Lucille they want her to return to Ireland with them until she's of age. Lucille tells her she's not going. Hilda, Emily and Annie flirt with the Yanks. Harry admits to Lucille that there's nothing for her in Ireland. Dennis and Gregg read the telegrams from Mrs Tanner, Frank Barlow, Jerry, Irma, Albert, Jim Mount, Capt Bill Myers, Miami Modes, Christine Appleby, Billy Walker, Florrie and Norman Lindley, Charlie Moffitt and Jed. Emily and Annie get drunk. The Tanners leave for Lisbon. Len and Harry go to visit an old mate. On the way the van breaks down. Harry tries to repair it but the jack slips and he is crushed to death.
Season 9Rent or Buy
S09 E01Jan 1, 1968
Mon Jan 1 1968 Jan 1, 1968
S09 E13Feb 12, 1968
12 Feb 1968 Feb 12, 1968 Ken and Val realise the twins are missing. Ken hears the twins squealing in the factory as they play in the puddles, he and Miklos carry them out, stopping the bulldozer. Myra tries to analyse where the marriage went wrong. She tries desperately to please Jerry. Ena accuses Minnie of being too interested in Bobby to see the twins. Val realises the twins are becoming more independent. Jerry visit's Myra's house and brings back some of her clothes. Annie complains about the dirt in the Rovers but Miklos wins her round. Ena tells Minnie that Henry has offered her lodgings again. Jerry refuses to sleep with Myra. Minnie begs Ena not to leave but Ena says she's accepted the offe
S09 E19Mar 4, 1968
4 Mar 1968 Mar 4, 1968 The residents wonder at what Elsie is doing, locked away in No.11. Len realises that it's Elsie's birthday. David tells Ken he's going to play a game of football - his first since the accident. Val gets a letter from Dennis saying he's returning. Miklos tells Emily he doesn't want to put roots down. Len bangs on Elsie's door until she lets him in. He makes her talk to him. She tells him she's left Steve. She didn't fit in in America. He makes her admit that Steve wasn't the perfect husband but was a swine. She tells him they had nothing in common and nothing to talk about. Steve was posted to South America - he volunteered and didn't want Elsie to go with him. She tells Len that Steve had told her he was sorry he'd married her. She doesn't know what's going to happen to her.
S09 E44May 29, 1968
29 May 1968 May 29, 1968 Dennis and Jenny both wake at 5.00am and wake their households up to try to clear their nerves. Ena thinks she's heard of Les Clegg before. Albert buys a stag's head with the present money. The residents prepare for the reception but feel sure something is going to go wrong because it's Dennis. Elsie, Linda, Ernie Sutton and Jerry witness Dennis and Jenny's marriage. Annie, Lucille, Gordon, Maggie, Les, Len, Emily, Minnie, Ena, Albert and Wally Tanner join in the reception. Jerry shocks everyone by his speech - urging the Tanners not to be selfish and to work at their marriage. Unseen by anyone Jerry leaves for London. Jenny doesn't mind about Dennis going to Bristol. Les leaves the reception early because he doesn't want to stay around drink. Jenny spends her wedding night alone on Minnie's sofa.
S09 E52Jun 26, 1968
26 Jun 1968 Jun 26, 1968 Stan and Elsie return at 7.30am. Len tries to bring Maggie out of herself. Audrey buys a wicker elephant but the store delivers a swivel chair instead. Dickie loves the chair but it turns out to be the Barlows'. Hilda hunts after Elsie. Gary and Emily are horrified at Elsie's driving. In a slanging match in the middle of the street Hilda accuses Elsie of scheming to get Stan on her own. Elsie tells her she's not that desperate. Ken decides he'll have to sell the car to buy new furniture. Elsie crashes her car into the back of Ken's. Len moves into No.9. Effie Spicer moves into No.4, next to Ena, and crosses her with her airs and graces.
S09 E63Aug 7, 1968
7 Aug 1968 Aug 7, 1968 Convict Frank Riley traps Val. She tells him she has no children and is only just married. The womenfolk gather in the Rovers, not wanting to be on their own whilst the convict is on the loose. Val tries to alert Ena by banging on the water pipes. She is terrified when Peter wakes up and Riley realises she has children. Ken phones Val but Riley refuses to let her answer it, threatening to hurt Peter and Susan. Ena hears the phone ringing and begins to worry. Riley takes a fancy to Val and starts caressing her. Ena raises the alarm. Annie takes charge and Jack phones the police. Riley demands money and clothes from Val. He then tells her he wants something from her. The police move the residents into houses so no one is alone. Val promises that she won't raise the alarm if Riley leaves her alone but Riley sees the police outside. Ken arrives at the Rovers, not knowing anything of what is happening.
S09 E76Sep 25, 1968
25 Sep 1968 Sep 25, 1968 Len offers to talk to Steve but Elsie stops him. Emily helps out at St Mary's nursery. Maggie wants to keep Val on but Ena makes her feel guilty. Emily reveals that Ena told the vicar that the shop was too much for her. The Reverend James asks Emily to be his assistant at the nursery. Elsie prepares herself to tells Steve 'no' for the last time. In the taxi she hears over the radio that Len is at Steve's. She asks the taxi to take her home. The police arrive to tell Elsie that Steve is dead.
Season 10Rent or Buy
S10 E01Jan 1, 1969
Wed Jan 1 1969 Jan 1, 1969
S10 E08Jan 27, 1969
27 Jan 1969 Jan 27, 1969 Hilda sees a lot of money in the tea leaves. She thinks about becoming a professional clairvoyant. Janice stays at No.9. Ray isn't keen on having her about and realises she has given her probation officer the slip. Ena tells Emily she can sleep on her sofa rather than at Elsie's. Ena worries about Minnie's gambling. Ray wants Janice to leave. He gives her money to buy a decent dress and is appalled when she buys a mini dress. Emily tells Ena she's going to stay with Elsie. Dave Smith frightens Emily by his presence at No.11. Hilda wants a prediction to come true before Stan can persuade her to become a clairvoyant.
S10 E16Feb 24, 1969
24 Feb 1969 Feb 24, 1969 Ena searches for Minnie. She informs the police of her disappearance. She breaks down, blaming herself. The residents rally round, contacting the hospital, newspaper and hostels. Dave agrees to use his grapevine to try to find Minnie. Len goes to Liverpool to find Jed. Emily rows with Dave. Ena is afraid that Minnie's dead. In a hospital a nurse finds Minnie's name on one of the patients.less
S10 E44Jun 2, 1969
2 Jun 1969 Jun 2, 1969 The residents rally round as Ken goes in search of the twins. They help search the fairground. Maggie's sister Betty Turpin arrives, telling Maggie she's come to look after her. The police take over the search as Val breaks down. Mrs Allendale brings the twins back after finding them and giving them their teas. Maggie has to stop Val from going for her. Hilda finds two library books, overdue by five years. Maggie fears Betty will take over her life. Elsie gives Jack 300 to give to Len, in his name, not hers
S10 E49Jun 18, 1969
18 Jun 1969 Jun 18, 1969 Ted Loftus challenges Betty to a darts match. Ernie asks Emily to be his assistant. Len accuses Elsie of being jealous and hits her. The regulars bet on the darts match. Jack tells Len it was Elsie's money. Betty loses the match deliberately so that Ray will have to pay out money. Emily and Ena both decide to take Ernie's offers up. Janet gives Len his presents back and tells him to apologise to Elsie. Elsie packs and leaves the Street
S10 E78Oct 1, 1969
1 Oct 1969 Oct 1, 1969 The twins go down with mumps. The residents watch the football. At half time the scores are 3 - 2 to the Flying Horse. Ken tells Val that Dave Robbins is coming to dinner. Hilda scores the equaliser. Val is nervous about seeing Dave again. The Rovers win at the toss of a coin. Dave shows an interest in the maisonettes
S10 E86Oct 29, 1969
29 Oct 1969 Oct 29, 1969 Ray and Audrey flirt on the coach to Dickie's anger. The coach company gets in touch with the police. Ray persuades the driver to take an alternative route. The police try, in vain, to contact the coach. Ray persuades Audrey to go off with him from the crowd. Dickie goes after Audrey. Ken stops Dickie and Ray fighting. The coach brakes fail and it crashes into a tree
Season 11Rent or Buy
S11 E01Feb 18, 1970
Mon Jan 5 1970 Feb 18, 1970 Ena and Minnie ask Cyril to help get Albert out of No.1. Albert enjoys telling Sandra all about the First World War. Alan is puzzled why Len doesn't get Bill Gregory to move into No.9. When Len discovers Bill is after Elsie he gets him to stay for competition with Alan. Tommy reveals he sent the valentine to Annie hoping for a free drink. Elsie is amazed to see Bill. She agrees to go out with him. Cyril breaks into No.1 and makes Albert realise people are worried about him. Len tells Alan and Bill they're both after Elsie. Annie is horrified to discover Tommy sent the card. Bill tells Elsie that Phyllis is dead and he is buying a bar in Portugal. He asks her to marry him.
S11 E02Mar 16, 1970
16 March 1970 Mar 16, 1970 The Men form a 'Kibbutz' in self defence against women's campaign to deny them "services". Ena sets a trap to pay Stan back for stealing her song. Ken admits he's thinking of buying the Salon.
S11 E03Apr 6, 1970
6 April 1970 Apr 6, 1970 Ray decides to move in with Len. Ray and Sandra set the date for 23rd May. Ken and Val host a fifth birthday party for Peter and Susan. Audrey begs Ray not to give her up but he stands firm. She weakens him and they kiss, witnessed by Maggie as she passes the Builder's Yard at night.
S11 E04May 18, 1970
18 May 1970 May 18, 1970 Bernard asks Irma not to go to the dogs with Dave but she doesn't listen. Hilda is ashamed that Irma is going out with "one of Elsie's cast offs" and rows with Annie when she feels that she's looking down on them. Stan wants to warn Dave off but can't because of the deeds to the house. At a club after the dogs Dave and Irma bump into Bet Lynch and Bob Chadwick, a former associate of Dave's. Irma remembers Bet from their time at the PVC Factory. Keith Lucas, a customer at the Rovers takes an interest in Betty. Irma and Bet enjoy themselves. Lucas follows Betty home and tells her that Cyril put him in prison three years ago and he wants his own back.
S11 E05Jul 22, 1970
22 July 1970 Jul 22, 1970 Elsie asks the Barlows to be witnesses but they can't. Handel Gartside returns to Weatherfield after thirty-three years in Canada. Ena and Minnie remember him and they tell him of the death of Martha Longhurst six years previously. Len and Bet turn up at the Registry Office and surprise Alan and Elsie as their witnesses. Irma and Bet move into the flat. Elsie and Alan marry. The residents throw a surprise party at the Rovers for the Howards before they honeymoon in Paris. Ray tells Len that Alan, despite signs of wealth, owes them £350 and it looks as if he has money troubles.
S11 E06Nov 30, 1970
30 November 1970 Nov 30, 1970 Lucille is pleased to see Gary Strauss. Bet warns her off. Ken phones Val and tells her he's had a letter warning him about Ray and her. Annie decides to take on a hostess' role in the pub and leave the work to her employees. Ernie tells Emily the Mission people are talking about her working in the Rovers. Emily tells Annie she won't work the bar anymore. Irma is frightened when Joe comes on strong. Annie feels that she'll have to run the pub on her own with Billy. He is against the idea. A drunken Joe tells a scared Irma how he killed Steve Tanner.
S11 E07Dec 16, 1970
16 December 1970 Dec 16, 1970 Joe lets himself into Irma's flat, locking it behind him. She is terrified. Greg and Gary tell Maggie that they think Irma is in danger. Gary rings Major Ryan. Maggie tells the regulars about Joe's confession whilst Gregg breaks the news to Elsie. The residents don't know what to do about Irma. Ena suggests they throw a welcome home party for Ken, inviting Irma and Joe. The residents persuade Joe and Irma to come to the party in the Rovers. The police and US Army M.P's rush to the Street. Joe escapes through the toilet window when he realises the Ogdens know nothing about a party supposedly being long organised and realises it's a set up. Joe takes refuge with Minnie and his gun in No.5.
Season 12Rent or Buy
S12 E01Jan 27, 1971
Mon Jan 4 1971 Jan 27, 1971 The Barlows finish packing. Nobody wants to be Albert's housekeeper. Annie agrees to lay on a farewell party for the Barlows. Billy sells Ken's car for £130. Charlie Braddock and Gina tell Len and Ray that she's found a better job and they throw Gina out. The residents gather at the Rovers to bid farewell to the Barlows. As Ken waits in the pub, Val gets ready. She tries to mend a plug on a hairdryer and electrocutes herself, starting a fire by knocking an electric fire into a packing case.
S12 E02Apr 14, 1971
14 April 1971 Apr 14, 1971 Irma tells Ray to own up but he's worried about the police. Emily does the shop's accounts and discovers Maggie and Irma owe £132.30. Ray offers Stan his old job back at the Builder's Yard. He takes it but Hilda discovers it'll mean a 20% cut in wages. Emily shows a bickering Ena and Minnie a slideshow of Ernie's trip to Spain. Irma tells Hilda that Ray drove the van away. When Hilda breaks the news to him, Stan is furious and threatens violence.
S12 E03Jun 2, 1971
2 June 1971 Jun 2, 1971 Emily feels she can't go on working with Ernie and applies for a job at the Warehouse. Ray and 'Irma Barlot' arrive at the "Carousel" to be greeted by Mel Ryan and Francoise Dubois. Ena has a small flat warming party, glad to be back in the Street. Ray doesn't like Mel's ideas of using bad workmanship and realises he's being used. They fight and Irma and Francoise join in.
S12 E04Jul 7, 1971
7 July 1971 Jul 7, 1971 The judges arrive: Annie on cakes, Emily on wines, Alf on beer, George Greenwood on flowers and veg. Maggie bakes a cake for Ray to enter. Alan agrees on £5 a week more plus 15%. Minnie gets drunk helping Alf test the beer. Emily also gets drunk on the wine. Len is horrified to learn that he has won the cake-decorating competition and he realises Ray has set him up with Maggie's cake. George recognises the Orchid as one of his own to Hilda's shame. Harriet Esmondhalgh wins the beer and wine prizes. Albert is praised for his Sweet Peas, Dahlias, Geraniums, Cabbages and wins the challenge cup. Hilda is sad that she has to stay with Stan and not George. Billy packs for London. An anonymous cartoonist has drawn cartoons of the judges for the Gazette - Annie is horrified at hers and threatens legal action against whoever is responsible.
S12 E05Aug 2, 1971
2 August 1971 Aug 2, 1971 Emily and Ernie decide they're going to get married. Annie breaks open the sherry to toast them. Ena is told she has to be careful not to overstep the line at the Community Centre. She says she wants a job description. The Ogdens have a colour television delivered. Ernie discovers he has lost the engagement ring.
S12 E06Aug 11, 1971
11 August 1971 Aug 11, 1971 Annie and Ernie celebrate their birthdays. Ena and Lucille prepare the Community Centre for Ernie's party. Irma is rushed into hospital with appendicitis. The Ogdens' TV is repossessed. Stan gives Ernie the ring back. Nellie Harvey tries to get at Annie over her age. Emily gives Ernie cufflinks for his birthday. He gives her the ring. Guests at the engagement party are Ena, Stan, Hilda, Lucille, Bet, Elsie, Betty, Maggie and Mavis Riley. Maggie takes unemployed Janet Reid on at the shop. Janet confesses she fancies Alan.
S12 E07Sep 27, 1971
27 September 1971 Sep 27, 1971 Stan locks himself in No.13 in an attempt to finish the hatch before Hilda returns. Dave Smith wants to pay for a treat to take Minnie to Blackpool on her birthday but Ena refuses to go with her on Dave's money. Hilda returns and loves the serving hatch. Minnie calls Ena a bigot and decides to go to Blackpool on her own.
S13 E01Apr 5, 1972
Mon Jan 3 1972 Apr 5, 1972 Emily refuses to let the delay upset her and she sets out for the chapel, surprising everyone. Ernie follows Emily there and they are married. At the reception, Mavis takes a shine to Jerry. Ken reads the telegrams from Dave Smith, Jed Stone and Dennis Tanner. The Bishops honeymoon walking in Edale. Ray asks Vicki to marry him. She tells him she's pregnant.
S13 E02May 22, 1972
22 May 1972 May 22, 1972 Rita refuses to return to Harry Bates but Len refuses to have her at No.9. The band starts up - Ernie on piano, Billy and Ken on trumpet and Alan on guitar. When Elsie refuses, Maggie takes Rita in. Stan discharges himself from hospital. Billy tells Annie about the brewery's offer - she calls him "Judas". Annie goes to the Brewery. Len goes to see Harry at his roadworks site.
S13 E03Jun 28, 1972
28 June 1972 Jun 28, 1972 After some "negotiation", the Henshaws swap one of Stan's streets for a bigger one. Len wants to get to know Rita again. She agrees. Stan discovers his new patch is being demolished. The police want Jacko over a break-in at a jewellers in Longsight.
S13 E04Aug 14, 1972
14 August 1972 Aug 14, 1972 The residents of the Street turn on Stan who protests his innocence. Jerry calls him sick. Len tells Rita to choose between him and Benny. The residents decide not to call in the police over Stan. Hilda sticks by him. Benny asks Rita to marry him and she accepts him. Hilda angrily tells the residents what she thinks of them and spits on the Rovers' floor. PC Conway tells the residents they've caught the real Peeping Tom in Bessie Street.
S13 E05Sep 20, 1972
20 September 1972 Sep 20, 1972 Maggie is upset that Alf hasn't told her about Phyllis' death. Tommy and Dirty Dick try to lure Dolores to them in the Street in a witnessed contest to see who she regards as her true owner but Dolores goes to sleep. Alf tells Maggie that he can't see so much of her because of his feelings towards her. Tommy gives Dolores to Dick. Dr. Mitchell tells Billy they have to get Annie up and about.
S13 E06Oct 18, 1972
18 October 1972 Oct 18, 1972 Stan has alcoholic poisoning. Hilda discovers that his mates have bet against him and she fires him up. At the pub Olympics Stan wins the beer drinking, Betty wins the darts contest, Ena wins dominoes but Jacko loses at crib and Len loses at billiards. Franny Slater tells Sharon Duffy the truth about Ray's penthouse. The Rovers win the Olympics. Annie gets a call from Concepta Hewitt saying she's arriving for a visit. Sharon persuades Ray to give her the key to the flat.
S13 E07Nov 29, 1972
29 November 1972 Nov 29, 1972 Tommy and Dirty Dick are served with notice to quit the stable. Alf and Len bend over backwards to be nice to people. Maggie tells Ken that Norma is vulnerable. Hilda is annoyed that she is paid the same as Bessie Proctor when she is senior cleaner. Billy and Rita embarrass Len in front of Mayor Alderman Chapman at the opening of The Capricorn. Rita gets into a fight with a drunken woman and ends up on Chapman's lap, all to the delight of Alf and Alderman Rogers.
S14 E01Jan 15, 1973
Mon Jan 1 1973 Jan 15, 1973 Annie plans a party for the new Mayor of Weatherfield-to-be. Alan turns to drink more and nearly burns the house down whilst drunk. Alf tells Maggie he's been chosen as the next Mayor and he asks her to be his Mayoress. She is scared but agrees to think it over. Elsie worries as Alan begins to rely on drink. At the party, Len toasts Alf. Alf announces he has chosen Len as his Deputy Mayor. Rita avoids Len. He gives her an invitation via Jerry for a private drink.
S14 E02Feb 26, 1973
26th February 1973 Feb 26, 1973 Hilda substitutes lemon jelly for aspic over eggs, and dons false eyelashes to meet her reluctant and bemused guests: Ted Loftus, Minnie, Jerry, Edna Gee, Norma, Bet, Len, Lucille, Emily, Ernie, Ray, Ken and Billy. Hilda is chatted up by Ted, to her delight. They tango. As the party-goers couple off, someone enters the Ogdens' bedroom.
S14 E03Apr 25, 1973
25th April 1973 Apr 25, 1973 Emily has to photograph the strippers. With Stan in the Rovers, Elsie keeps watch as Norma investigates No.13. She finds it a tip. They decide to call in the Health Inspectors. Len advises them against it but Elsie is adamant. Rita is full of admiration for Emily, who forms friendships with the strippers - Ernie can't believe it. Mr Worsley, the Health Inspector, calls at No.13. He finds mice and cockroaches and assures Stan he's done nothing wrong - they'll fumigate No.13.
S14 E04May 23, 1973
23rd May 1973 May 23, 1973 At Woburn Abbey, Minnie buys a teatowel off The Duke of Bedford in the souvenir shop. Billy asks Alan for a job but Elsie doesn't approve. Len tells Ray the shop is his - he has bought it for £3,000 and he's got Rita running it. Deirdre can be her assistant. Ena finds an old friend working in Woburn, Dora Wainwright, who introduces them all to the Duke. Billy packs his bags and leaves Weatherfield, with a note on the bar explaining all to Annie.
S14 E05Jun 11, 1973
11th June 1973 Jun 11, 1973 Stan gives Hilda permission to go to the dance classes at the Community Centre. The shop is named "The Kabin" and opened. Glyn Thomas wants Bet or Betty to be his cook whilst he's at the Rovers. Betty agrees to be Ernie's dance partner with Emily away. Mavis goes for the interview at The Kabin, but her bottle goes and she runs out. Muriel Chaplin starts the dancing lessons. Hilda, Ted and Ernie are the only ones interested. Glyn refuses to look on Betty as senior barmaid. Rita tells Jerry the job's Mavis' if she wants it. Rita is puzzled by a number of men asking for the "Pig Producers Monthly".
S14 E06Jul 4, 1973
4th July 1973 Jul 4, 1973 Ray demands Stan's 50p stake money before giving him £5 compensation. The residents feel Ray is a rat. Glyn charges 12p to go into Renee Delafonte's concert in the select where drinks are up 1p. Jerry comes to a sort of understanding with Mavis. Elsie feels guilty about Stan and gives him £5. On the way back from Jackson's Chip Shop the Ogdens find Bet bleeding and unconscious in the ginnel.
S14 E07Aug 29, 1973
29th August 1973 Aug 29, 1973 Rita throws Hilda out of The Kabin for spreading rumours about Elsie. Emily is master of ceremonies at the cabaret, introducing: Renee Delafonte on the piano Rita singing as Danny La Rue in drag Norma impersonating Ken Dodd Bet and Betty doing a Laurel and Hardy act.Alan worries as Elsie refuses to leave No.11 in fear of the neighbours. Alf tells Rita that Len could have taken her to France if he wanted to.
S15 E01Feb 25, 1974
Wed Jan 2 1974 Feb 25, 1974 Annie stops the party as the news is broken to Betty. Stuart Draper puts a note on the car outside the garage telling of Billy's crookedness. Billy tows the car away. Emily and Ernie start the Rovers Amateur Dramatic Association (RADA) up. Betty feels she caused Cyril's death by hurrying him to come to the party. She becomes confused. Billy tells Draper he hasn't a leg to stand on legally. Draper manically drives the car into the Rovers' door, smashing it.
S15 E02Mar 20, 1974
20th March 1974 Mar 20, 1974 Lucille tells Rita she's been living with Danny Burrows for a month. Emily has her heart set on being Lady Bracknell in RADA's production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Ernie favours Annie and suggests Emily plays Gwendaline. Albert rows with Janet over her attitude towards Peter and Susan. Deirdre wins the part of Gwendaline for herself. Billy takes Danny on at the garage. Ken gets the part of Algernon. Janet tells Ken to take the day off tomorrow and bring the twins home.
S15 E03Apr 24, 1974
24th April 1974 Apr 24, 1974 Hilda is on the verge of a breakdown. Stan asks Len if they can use the money frrom the smoking syndicate but Len refuses. Mrs Morris wants her sugar bowl, used as a prop in the play, back during the show. When Mavis refuses to give it to her she calls the police. Stan finds something in an advertisement to help Hilda and gets her to sign an application form. The production goes well, despite Mrs Morris snatching her sugar bowl back on stage. Mavis is shocked when she walks into the mens' dressing room to be confronted by a naked Billy.
S15 E04Jun 10, 1974
10th June 1974 Jun 10, 1974 Albert returns and demands Dolores' removal from his yard. Billy has put Alison up but demands that she goes before Annie returns from visiting Joan. Albert is sickened to hear the Barlows have split. Stan takes the donkey back and is reported to the Health Inspector by Maggie. He is given forty-eight hours to move the donkey by Inspector Tom Meeker. Alf tries to get Maggie interested in the modernisation again but she's not bothered. Rita takes Alison in and spoils Len's evening by babysitting Jonathan.
S15 E05Jul 10, 1974
10th July 1974 Jul 10, 1974 Gordon gives Maggie away and she marries Ron Cooke with guests: Betty, George Farmer, Norma, Sidney Wilson, Mavis, Annie, Billy, Bet, Albert, Minnie, Jerry, Stan, Hilda, Len and Rita. Alf drowns his sorrows in the Rovers where Winnie Gregson minds the bar for the day. The wedding reception is held at the Community Centre, with telegrams from the Bishops and Jacko. The Hopkins show Granny round the Corner Shop. She thinks they could get it for a bargain. The Cookes leave for Zaire.
S15 E06Sep 30, 1974
30th September 1974 Sep 30, 1974 Blanche advises Deirdre to fight Ray back. Sheila Crossley plans to throw a party to show her appreciation to the Bishops. Deirdre hates working with Ray. Blanche is angry when he makes her cry and slaps Ray in the Rovers for harassing Deirdre. Jerry wants to take Mavis to the party but she isn't sure about going. Bet enters 'Find the Football' in the Gazette and ropes in some of the girls when Len insinuates a woman could never win it. Billy rings Deirdre to say that he'll be home tomorrow. Ray spikes Jerry's pale ale with vodka. Rita flirts with Ken to make Len angry. To Mavis's horror, a drunken Jerry gives a speech, saying how much Sheila means to him. Mavis runs out and Jerry is sick. Annie is annoyed to hear from Blanche that Billy has phoned Deirdre as well as her and even more put out when Blanche hints that wedding bells are in the offing.
S15 E07Oct 14, 1974
14th October 1974 Oct 14, 1974 The women laze around on their holiday in Majorca. Deirdre is pursued by Brian Dodds. Emily is eaten by mosquitoes. Bet picks up a property developer, Martin Barrett. Vera doesn't like it when Tricia flirts with Tony Bolton. His father and storeman at the warehouse, Fred Bolton, is pleased that his son has started at the warehouse with him. There's a hold up in the delivery and he has to store a load of leather and suede jackets in the store. Tony is interested and tells a friend Paul Meggitt. To the girls' surprise, Mavis falls for a handsome Spaniard called Pedro. Megan invites Ernie for a meal. Tony steals Fred's store key and gets a copy cut. Ernie and Stan go to an Italian for dinner. Ernie tells Granny he has to work late. Mavis is delighted when Pedro kisses her.
S16 E01Jan 6, 1975
Wed Jan 1 1975 Jan 6, 1975 Mavis doesn't know what to say to Carlos. Bet is annoyed that Eddie stood her up. Annie tells Eddie she'll give Bet the night off if he can come up with a replacement. He talks Blanche into it. Mavis decides to accept Carlos. Big Arthur wants his ham back but Minnie has already started on it. Eddie has to pay compensation and give it all back. Carlos gives Mavis his ring. He tells her they must marry at once as he needs a work permit. He offers her money but she angrily refuses to marry him. Bet and Eddie are just getting passionate when P.C. Sadler of the police arrives and arrest him.
S16 E02Jan 20, 1975
20th January 1975 Jan 20, 1975 Rita tries to find out why Mavis is upset but Mavis is silent. The residents are pleased that the Barlows are back together. Lynn Johnson agrees to go to the police if Len will go with her. Albert catches Bobby on Gilbert's loft surounded by feathers. The Barlows like being just good friends. Len lets hysterical Lynn stay at No.9. When he tries to go to work she begs him not to leave her alone, her shouts being heard by the Barlows. Minnie tries to console Albert. Mavis tells Rita about Carlos. Janet and Ken agree to get together to talk about a divorce. Albert overhears a woman screaming in No.9. Ray and Jerry enter the house and find Lynn's body.
S16 E03Mar 31, 1975
31st March 1975 Mar 31, 1975 Rita is certain Bet and Len won't last long. Billy decides not to tell Annie he's going to pay for the wedding and not Blanche. Len refuses to commit himself to Bet; he just wants her at the moment. She tells him she'd like them to live together. When it is clear he wants the occasional one night stand she tells him she's having none of it. Annie is horrified that Billy is to foot the bill. She announces the date to the regulars. Steve Baker arrives looking for Bet.
S16 E04Jul 7, 1975
7th July 1975 Jul 7, 1975 Blanche is amazed by Deirdre's calmness. Ray is annoyed that Len got him drunk at the stag night. He doesn't like the way Len is taking him over. Blanche is upset that Deirdre is getting married in her work suit. Annie thinks Deirdre is unstable. Len plans a reception in the Rovers. Blanche gets Ernie to take photographs. She and Len are witnesses and Jerry and Rita look on as Ray and Deirdre are married. Stan has a check-up in hospital. Deirdre goes to the Rovers under protest and the regulars toast the Langtons with champagne.
S16 E05Oct 6, 1975
6th October 1975 Oct 6, 1975 The residents seek refuge at Bessie Street School. As Annie is still shopping, Bet and Betty save her valuables. The Bishops lay on food and tea at the school. Minnie and Bobby find themselves at the New Old Inn run by Ginny Spencer and her daughters Tracey and Kim. She is joined by more residents. As word spreads that the pub is open, the refugees leave the distress centre in favour of the New Old Inn. The firemen find two bodies in the warehouse. Len finds out that one of them is Edna Gee. Ivy and Gail break down when they hear the news and Ivy tries to comfort Fred Gee, Edna's husband. The police refuse to let the residents return to their homes. The Langtons invite Len and Ken to stay at Blanche's. Deirdre is furious when the others follow.
S16 E06Nov 12, 1975
12th November 1975 Nov 12, 1975 Janice Berry refuses a girl admittance to a dance when she doesn't bring her cigarettes. Len, Mavis, Emily, Deirdre and Ray go to Jerry's funeral. Janice makes it clear to Ken she fancies him. Bet feels that Frank Bradley will only use her when he wants to. Betty contacts the brewery to see if Stan's consumption at the Rovers is a record. They plan to send a photographer round. Ken invites Ernie to give a film show for the kids. He begins to realise Janice is not what she seems. Mike Fielding from the brewery comes with a photographer who takes Stan's picture for publicity and they grant him free beer for a week as thanks. Mary Broughton tells Ken that Janice blackmails the kids. Bet lets Frank stay the night with her.
S16 E07Nov 24, 1975
24th November 1975 Nov 24, 1975 Les Grimes and Neil Foxall find nothing of value in the living room so go upstairs. Les doesn't like the idea but Neil pushes him. Annie wakes up and catches them in her bedroom. She refuses to tell them where her money is and has a battle of nerves with Neil. Seeing lights on, Albert tells Len and Ray there's something going on at the Rovers. Neil refuses to believe Annie keeps her money in the bank. Les and Neil try to run off when Ray and Len arrive. They fight but the lads escape. Annie goes into delayed shock. Len sports a black eye. Annie refuses to bring the police in. She tells Len that someone has written to the Brewery complaining about her visits to Joan. She's worried that they will think she's vulnerable. Annie falls downstairs and knocks herself unconscious. Betty phones for an ambulance.
S17 E01Jan 21, 1976
Mon Jan 5 1976 Jan 21, 1976 John Lane tells Gail he has to monitor her calls. She begins to be suspicious when he knows her name. Ernie calls on Gail. She introduces him to Lane. Gail worries when Lane shows no signs of leaving at 11.00pm. He tells her to get into bed. Emily is suspicious about Lane and calls the police. John breaks down once the police arrive. He is arrested. The news reaches Stan that Polly Ogden has had an eight and a half pound baby girl. He buys drinks all round. The residents think that Dave Smith is planning to open a club on the warehouse site. Dave is shocked to find Blanche, an old friend, in the Street and dumps Brenda Holden for her.
S17 E02Feb 9, 1976
9th February 1976 Feb 9, 1976 A TV detector van roams the area. Len and Rita have a date at the Gatsby. A reluctant Stan poses for Hilda as part of her art classes. Rita is furious when Len spends their date chatting to a woman her recognises there - Donna Parker. He arranges to see her again. Fearing that they haven't a licence Stan tries to hide the TV but drops it. Hilda then reveals that she's just bought a licence. Len explains to Rita who Donna is and tells her that he intends to get £500 out of Donna for what she did to Alf. The Ogdens TV is bust. Annie offers Terry Bradshaw a permanent job but he wants to return to being a chippie. She is caught with an out-of-date TV licence by Brian Howe of the detection agency.
S17 E03Mar 17, 1976
17th March 1976 Mar 17, 1976 As the night wears on Hilda searches for Stan and fears he's dead. Albert and Stan help themselves to the beer barrels in the Rovers' cellar. Hilda fears Stan is with Clara Regan. Albert and Stan get more and more drunk in the cellar. Hilda decides to report Stan missing to the police. In the morning Annie finds Albert and Stan when she opens up. The Bishops sleep badly on their bed. Annie bans Stan and Albert from the Rovers. Ken tries to get Wendy into bed but she resists.
S17 E04Apr 5, 1976
5th April 1976 Apr 5, 1976 The word spreads that Deirdre is pregnant. She puts the gossipers right. Len gets a phone call to say that someone is coming to stay and gets Hilda to tidy the house in readiness but he won't say who his guest is. Ray enjoys everyone buying him drinks before Rita tells them he's not going to be a father. Rita thinks Len is making the house tidy for her but it is Elsie Howard who arrives at Len's, suitcase in hand.
S17 E05Jul 14, 1976
14th July 1976 Jul 14, 1976 The Bishops feel it's unfair that they should have to close the shop whilst the Ogdens just sail through life. Ena tells Len and Eddie about Frank Holmes. They hide as she talks to Holmes. She realises he is a con-man. Ernie goes to the bank to ask for a loan. Len and Eddie stop Holmes from leaving. Eddie nearly throttles him. Len takes him to the police station. Albert supervises the residents to sort out his allotment. Eddie is embarrassed about making a citizen's arrest. Ena tells Len she twigged Holmes because Hettie Boothroyd has been dead for five months. Hilda shows the "muriel" off. Annie is horrified that the other wallpaper is the same as her bedroom paper. Ray carves "Albert Rules OK" on Albert's prize marrow. Ernie is refused a bank loan and goes into liquidation.
S17 E06Aug 18, 1976
18th August 1976 Aug 18, 1976 Ray discovers a load of plumbing stock has been stolen from the site. Len tells the contractor. Stripper, Josie Steel, goes through her routine with Ernie at No.3. Emily walks in half way through. She accuses Ernie of thinking more of letting Rita down than her. Rita throws Emily out of The Kabin when she groups her in the same category as the strippers at the Gatsby. Jack Barker and Doug West steal tiles from the site. The Bishops apologise to each other. He tells her he'll give the job up. Len and Ray suspect Barker of being the thief.
S17 E07Oct 11, 1976
11th October 1976 Oct 11, 1976 The Warehouse is opened up again as Baldwin's Casuals. Elsie challenges Len to take her out for the night to prove he can still show a girl a good time. Londoner Mike Baldwin arrives in Weatherfield to supervise his new factory. As the office isn't finished he interviews Ernie at No.3, catching him unaware. He tells him he's opening a denim factory and is after a wages clerk. Rita gives Len two free tickets for the Gatsby. He says he'll take Ken. Rita is annoyed when Len takes Elsie there instead while Elsie is annoyed that Len didn't pay for the tickets. Len grows jealous of Rita's agent. He tells her she can't have a week off to sing in Torquay. She is adamant that she's going so he threatens her with the sack. Rita hits him and he falls to the floor, hitting his head.
S18 E01Jan 3, 1977
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S18 E02Jan 5, 1977
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S18 E03Jan 10, 1977
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S18 E04Jan 12, 1977
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S18 E05Jan 17, 1977
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S18 E06Jan 19, 1977
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S18 E07Jan 3, 1977
24th January 1977 Jan 3, 1977 The Langtons wait in hospital together. Bet sports a bruised face. Deirdre is taken to the delivery room. Ray is relieved when he doesn't have to be present at the birth. Eddie sells watches. Mavis buys one for Derek. Deirdre is delivered of a daughter. Ray is delighted. Bet buys one of Eddie's watches. Mavis discovers hers has stopped. Blanche arrives to meet her granddaughter. Hilda tells Emily that Ernie left the dance early. Emily is suspicious as he was late coming home. Eddie refuses to refund Mavis' money so Bet tells him the police were around looking for stolen watches. Ray throws a celebration at the flat where Hilda tells Blanche that Deirdre was on her own when she went into labour.
S19 E01Jan 2, 1978
Mon Jan 2 1978 Jan 2, 1978 Len has a black eye, he swears vengeance. Annie reprimands Fred for fighting Len. Fred refuses to pay Ray any money for the coffee table. Hilda decides to camp out for Perkins sale to buy a colour TV for £5. The residents hang around the Rovers in the hope of a fight. Hilda camps outside the store. Len hits Fred in the Rovers. Rita drags him home. Hilda is horrified when a meths-drinking tramp, Ozzie, camps down with her.
S19 E02Jan 4, 1978
4thJanuary 1978 Jan 4, 1978
S19 E03Jan 9, 1978
9th January 1978 Jan 9, 1978 Tommo and Dave follow Mike and Ernie back to the factory. Emily plans a summer holiday abroad. Hilda is bitter that she hasn't got a colour TV. Eddie promises to get her one. Steve is embarrassed when the factory girls tease him about Suzie. Renee is flattered when Alf rings her from London. Ernie makes up the wages. Eddie gives Hilda a green and blue screen to put on the black and white TV. She thinks it's useless and refuses to have it. Tommo and Dave, with shotgun demand the wages from Ernie. He is in the middle of handing it over when Mike comes into the wages office. Tommo fires the gun and Ernie hits the floor. Mike calls an ambulance as he's still breathing.
S19 E04Jan 11, 1978
11th January 1978 Jan 11, 1978 Ernie is rushed to Weatherfield General. The police question Mike and force him to give accurate descriptions of the gunmen. Ernie undergoes emergency surgery. Ivy and Vera are in shock after Ernie's shooting. Emily returns from work to find the police in the Street. She realises something has happened at the factory. When Elsie breaks the news to her, she collapses. Betty takes Emily to the hospital. Mike blames himself, thinking he panicked the gunmen. A surgeon, Mr Liston, breaks the news to Emily that Ernie is dead.
S19 E05Jan 16, 1978
16th January 1978 Jan 16, 1978 The police question two men about the shooting. Mavis takes charge of Emily. Emily can't see any point in life going on. Reporters descend on the Street. Mike and Emily identify Ernie's body. Albert is surprised when his chiropodist is a woman, Sally Robson. Elsie lays on lunch for Emily and Ken. Emily can't eat anything but is grateful for their support. Emily's sister, Norah Seddon, arrives to sort Emily out but she isn't grateful.
S19 E06Jan 18, 1978
18th January 1978 Jan 18, 1978 Emily makes an effort to cope with Ernie's funeral. She is surprised by the amount of wreaths that arrive. Annie has a cold so she has to miss Ernie's funeral. As a mark of respect she doesn't open the Rovers until after the funeral. Norah Seddon, Ken, Bet, Betty, Mike, Ivy, Mavis, Ray, Elsie and Suzie help Emily bury Ernie. Suzie can't stop crying. Ernie's friend Rev Hope from the Mawdsley Street Chapel Mission conducts the service. Emily shows no emotion at the graveside. Ernie is buried in the family plot. Albert's foot keeps playing him up. Ivy breaks down at the funeral. Mike pays for the funeral and offers Emily any financial help. Bet is depressed after the funeral and tries to get the residents to get back to normal as soon as possible. Norah takes Emily home with her.
S19 E07Jan 23, 1978
23rd January 1978 Jan 23, 1978
S20 E01Jan 8, 1979
Mon Jan 1 1979 Jan 8, 1979 Eddie gives Hilda a frame for her abstract painting. Albert finds Dave Barnes in the house and orders him out. Dave shoves him away and waits for Ken. Eddie shows the painting off in the Rovers without telling anyone who did it. Annie likes it and buys it for £20. Emily takes Gail on at Dawson's Cafe. Brian meets Gail in the Rovers - he is chatty but she tells him to get lost. Ken finds Dave at No.1 holding Albert prisoner. Dave threatens to kill Ken but Ken somehow manages to knock him unconscious to the floor. Albert keeps him in check with the poker when he comes to. Ken tells him he is not having an affair with Karen and advises him to learn to read and write himself. Albert thinks he's a fool when he lets Dave go. Hilda is thrilled that Eddie got £20 for the picture and they split the money in half. She is delighted that Annie has bought it and kisses Eddie. Dave wants the police informed so he can tell a court about Karen and Ken's affair. Albert tells Ken he's going to report Dave to the police.
S20 E02Mar 7, 1979
7th March 1979 Mar 7, 1979 Renee isn't happy with the idea of Alf working with her full-time but she doesn't know how to tell him. Gail confesses to springing the trap in Dawson's Cafe to let the mouse go free - Emily is glad. They worry as the news of the mouse keeps customers away. Deirdre is touched as Sally Norton buys Tracy a doll. Deirdre makes excuses to stop Sally taking Tracy out. When Hilda goes on about Dawson's mouse Ena reminds her that she had to have No.13 fumigated. Alf can't wait to give the GPO up. Renee tells him she doesn't want him working with her; they'd get on each others nerves. She accuses him of marrying her for the shop. Eddie provides a cat to catch the mouse for £3 a night. Emily and Gail don't like the idea of bloodsports and refuse the cat. Eddie baits the trap again. Alf is upset that Renee doesn't want him. The mouse is killed in the trap. Deirdre leaves Tracy outside the Rovers whilst she calls on Annie. They are disturbed by a terrible crashing sound. Deirdre races outside to find a lorry has spilt its load of timber into the front of the Rovers, crashing into the front of the pub itself. Hysterically, she claws at the timber which Tracy is under.
S20 E03Mar 12, 1979
12th March 1979 Mar 12, 1979 Whilst Deirdre tries to free Tracy, the police are called for. Inside the pub, Alf lies unconscious on the floor and Mike's leg is trapped under the timber. Ken helps Deirdre from the Rovers - she has to crawl over the timber. Emily takes her in. Renee is shocked to see Alf unconscious but he is still breathing. Bet takes care of Mike. Ena and Emily take charge of Deirdre and try to calm her. Alf, Len and Mike are taken to hospital. The driver of the lorry is found dead and Deirdre is convinced Tracy is dead too. Annie is in shock and has to be cared for by Betty. Bet breaks down at the thought of Tracy under the timber. A piece of glass cuts Betty's arm. Ena says a special prayer for the safe return of Tracy. A fireman finds Tracy's doll but Tracy herself is not to be found under the timber. Deirdre runs away from the house before anyone can tell her this.
S20 E04Apr 9, 1979
9th April 1979 Apr 9, 1979 Ivy asks Brian not to tell anyone about the engagement until she's had time to come to terms with it. She wants time to think about breaking them up. Eddie names the hens after the Street's residents. Gail doesn't like the idea of keeping the engagement quiet but goes along to keep the peace. Suzie tells her to get things straight with Ivy. Hilda returns home to find a chicken on her table. She is amazed to see the yard full of hens and tells Eddie to get rid of them. Gail and Brian choose an engagement ring from a catalogue. Rita tells Derek he's a louse to give the cutlery to his mother after Mavis risked her job to help him win the prize. He tells Mavis the cutlery is hers but she doesn't want it as it wasn't offered to her in the first place. Hilda is horrified that one of the hens is named after her. Suzie is angry to overhear Ivy putting Gail down in the Rovers and tells her she doesn't think Brian is good enough for Gail. Eddie tells Hilda the hens are going to be slaughtered. She guiltily agrees to let them stay so long as they lay eggs and are profitable. Gail writes to her mum telling her about the engagement. Derek makes Mavis accept the cutlery and she happily promises to cook him a meal to christen it.
S20 E05Apr 16, 1979
16th April 1979 Apr 16, 1979 Gail celebrates her 21st birthday. Elsie returns from holiday and is delighted to hear Gail is engaged. Hilda persuades Fred to let her wash-up behind the bar as Annie and Bet are away, just so she can mingle with the party in the Select. Alf returns from hospital. Renee treats him like an invalid. Gail's floozy mother, Audrey Potter, arrives and gives her approval of Brian however Gail isn't happy to see her. Brian tells Ivy he's letting her down by not going to the party. Suzie fancies the disc jockey Peter Hockley and lures him away from his turn table. Audrey dresses up and is the centre of attention. The men fall over themselves to please her. Bert persuades Ivy to attend the party. She and Audrey are cold towards each other. Fred has to end the Select party as its closing time so Elsie invites everyone round after Bert has announced the engagement. Audrey leads the conga down the Street. Rita is taken aback to see Len eagerly following Audrey.
S20 E06Apr 23, 1979
23rd April 1979 Apr 23, 1979 The Ogdens are delighted when the hens lay six eggs. Rita is annoyed that she's left with a load of Derek's Easter novelties. She offers Ken three boxes at 12p each novelty. Ken makes Hilda see that the hens are costing a lot to feed - more than the eggs would cost. Alf ventures into the Rovers. He looks forward to going back to work. Fred buys a wig. Annie and Betty can't believe it, they decide not to mention it as he'll be self-conscious about it. Ken decides to buy the novelties from Renee at 10p each. The residents are amazed at Fred's wig and manage to restrain their comments until Albert tells him he looks daft. Fred gets annoyed when everyone laughs at him. Hilda decides the hens aren't laying enough to earn their keep; they'll have to go. In the Corner Shop, Annie criticises Renee's soup selection causing Alf to rush from the back and shout at her, telling her she's nothing without her airs and graces. Annie and Renee are shocked at his out-of-character outburst.
S20 E07Jun 4, 1979
4th June 1979 Jun 4, 1979 Eddie takes possession of a metal detector. He plans to search for precious metals with it. Stan doesn't think it will work. Albert tells Eddie he found an old coin on his allotment once. Ena realises he's lying. Billy persuades Deirdre to go out with him. She lets Emily believe she's going out with Ken. Hilda complains of backache. Albert gives Eddie permission to look for treasure on the allotment. Ken calls on Emily whilst Deirdre is out. She is shocked that he's not with Deirdre. Albert tells Ena there's a lot of old nails in his allotment which Eddie's detector will pick up and will cause him to dig the allotment up for him. Billy reveals he wants a loan of £2,500 off Annie to buy a wine bar in St Helier in Jersey. Deirdre thinks it's a good idea.
S21 E01Mar 24, 1980
Wed Jan 2 1980 Mar 24, 1980 Mavis is haunted by phone calls from a mystery man who knows her name and tells her he wants to see her in her nightie. Albert tells Ken that Deirdre is after a husband. Ken tells him it's none of his business. Deirdre helps Mavis out at The Kabin for some extra money. Mavis calls in the police over the caller. They think the caller is a customer. Gail is annoyed when Brian spends money on records rather than saving up for a house deposit. The police persuade Mavis to agree to meeting the caller, they will be watching. Len visits the Gatsby and asks Ralph Lancaster where Rita is. Ralph says he doesn't know and threatens him with his bouncer. Mavis waits in the precinct but the man doesn't turn up.
S21 E02May 28, 1980
28th May 1980 May 28, 1980 Arnold advises Emily to invest her money in stocks and shares. Ivy works out a shopping rota for the machinists. Deirdre types up a letter for Arnold to his bank manager, asking for his overdraft to be extended. Emily wonders what his financial position is. Hilda gets bored, stuck in bed with Stan. Emily fears Arnold is after her money. Annie pays a sick visit to the Ogdens, to Hilda's shame. Mike refuses to let the girls have a shopping hour. He tells Pauline he's not running a charity. Pauline is furious and accuses him of destroying her authority with the workers. She tells him he's humiliated her and she's had enough. She quits and walks out.
S21 E03Jul 9, 1980
9th July 1980 Jul 9, 1980 Hilda calls round to Elsie to borrow a cup of sugar. She finds the sofa ablaze and tries to drag Elsie clear but she has to call for Stan to help. Ken and Deirdre talk to each other at the party for the first time since they split. He tries to be close to her but she isn't interested. Stan and Hilda drag Elsie out of the smoke-filled house. Hilda breaks up Arnold and Emily's party for help. The fire brigade arrive but Ken and Stan have already put the fire out. Elsie is full of smoke but refuses to go to hospital. Dr Crawford advises her to give up smoking. Emily takes her in. Elsie has convulsions when she hears she owes her life to Hilda. Renee shows the Bannisters around the Corner Shop. Hilda is proclaimed a heroine. She makes the most of the situation and over-dramatises the events.
S21 E04Jul 28, 1980
28th July 1980 Jul 28, 1980 Alf refuses to take Renee out in the car again. Betty worries that if she alerts the authorities over the Fletchers their 'uncle' will take it out on them. Gail isn't keen on Peterloo Place. The Post Master tells Alf he can have the sub-post office. The Roberts celebrate. They go to a country pub. As he's been drinking, Alf lets Renee drive home. Betty phones the NSPCC about the Fletchers. Bert and Ivy look at 15 Peterloo Place and think the house is a bargain. Gail tells Brian to make an offer on the house. The Roberts get lost in the country, Renee stalls the car at some roadworks in a narrow lane. Alf gets out to take over but suddenly a lorry comes down the lane and hits the car head on. After the crash, Alf looks into the car and sees Renee lying across the seat, eyes fixed open.
S21 E05Jul 30, 1980
30th July 1980 Jul 30, 1980 Police and ambulancemen arrive at the crash site. Renee is rushed to hospital. Alf goes with her and is breathalysed. The crystals turn green. Renee undergoes emergency surgery but she dies in the theatre. Her spleen and her liver were both ruptured. The next morning, the news of Renee's death shocks the residents. Alf doesn't know what to do about anything. P.C. White makes him go over the accident for their report. The driver of the lorry has a broken leg and concussion and Renee's PM is set for this morning. The NSPCC make an appointment to see Betty. The Willow Crescent Estate salesman calls on the Tilsleys and tells them he has a cheaper house to offer them for £13,000 with repayments at under £100 a month. Brian doesn't want to know but Gail is keen. The house is vacant but only has the one bedroom. Alf begins to break down. Ken tries to comfort him.
S21 E06Aug 4, 1980
4th August 1980 Aug 4, 1980 Alf blames himself for letting Renee drive. He is upset as he can't remember what she looked like when she smiled. Hilda buys a new hat for Renee's funeral and tells Stan and Eddie one of them will have to accompany her. Betty controls her grief by looking after the shop for Alf. Daisy Hibbert arrives and puts a strain on Alf by demanding all the grief for herself. Inspector Vaughn - an NSPCC official - visits Betty. She tells him about the Fletchers' neglect and her fears for the children. She is assured her name will be kept out of the investigation. Daisy discovers Alf was breathalysed and had a blood test. She believes he killed Renee.
S21 E07Aug 6, 1980
6th August 1980 Aug 6, 1980 Stan refuses to go to the funeral so Eddie has to. Annie, Elsie, Ivy, Betty, Ken, Mike, Hilda and Eddie attend, along with Alf and Renee's family. Renee is cremated. The Fletchers' "uncle", Reg Sudworth turns on Betty, realising she reported him. He calls her interfering and threatens her. Mike and Eddie walk in on them in the Corner Shop and scare Sudworth off. Ivy takes care of the catering at the funeral tea. P.C. White calls and tells Alf that his blood test was negative. Alf gives Daisy Hibbert a photograph of Renee and him. She tears him off the picture and accuses him of murdering her baby.
S22 E01Jan 5, 1981
Mon Jan 5 1981 Jan 5, 1981
S22 E19Mar 9, 1981
9th March 1981 Mar 9, 1981 Emily tells Arnold to leave her life but he tells her it's not possible. He is upset she reported him to the police. He tells her he has no regrets. Bet is upset when the customers don't show their gratitude in her return. She tells Annie she wants to leave but Annie sorts things out for her. Arnold is obviously mentally disturbed and frightens Emily. He tells her they must be together in the next life as well as this life. Emily threatens to call the police if he doesn't leave her. He physically stops her from leaving the house. He tells her he knows God wants them to die. She tells him she is not prepared to die. Wally Randle takes Elsie on the town. Sonia Price starts Yoga and Beauty classes at the Community Centre. Arnold urges Emily to pray with him before they commit suicide. She begs him to let her go. He demands to see her Bible. She tells him it's in her bedroom. As he goes upstairs she runs out of the house. She finds Len passing outside and hysterically tells him that Arnold is inside. Len checks but Arnold has already left by the back door.
S22 E26Apr 1, 1981
1st April 1981 Apr 1, 1981 Stan, Eddie and Hilda spend the morning searching through the tip for their washing. They give up as there are thousands of identical bags on the tip. Hilda is distraught. Ron Sykes has told Brian that due to the recession there will be no more overtime. Len offers Richard Dickinson a 50p rise instead of £1 demanded. Mike apologises to Deirdre for taking her for granted. She still maintains that their relationship is over. Eddie organises a whip-round for the Ogdens but the residents are reluctant to chip in. Len and Richard settle on a 65p pay rise and Richard calls off the strike. Brian tells Bert he's fed up with Gail being tired all the time, bills, mortgage and a crying baby. He upsets Ivy by saying he wishes he'd never married. Deirdre invites Ken for a meal. He accepts. Annie gives Hilda some spare blankets. Fred admits to Betty he'd like to marry Eunice.
S22 E34Apr 29, 1981
29th April 1981 Apr 29, 1981 Elsie can't believe she was so drunk as to spend the night with Bill Fielding. He insists on staying for his breakfast and is upset when he tells her he must have been desperate to have picked her up. His wife Muriel turns up when he's on his own. She thinks Elsie is his regular tart. Annie tells Fred she wants an extra £10 a week if Eunice is to live in. Fred and Eunice set the date for 13th May. Elsie returns home to find the house is ruins and all her clothes cut to shreds by Muriel.
S22 E41May 25, 1981
25th May 1981 May 25, 1981 Beattie Pearson arrives. She congratulates Ken on his engagement but doesn't think much of Deirdre as she's divorced. The Gees return from honeymoon. Eunice starts bossing Fred around and makes herself at home in the Rovers. Beattie looks through Albert's Post Office account. Albert complains to her that she hasn't seen him for six months. The Jacksons and Tilsleys have a picnic. Colin flirts with Gail but Brian thinks he's harmless. Albert accuses Beattie of wanting something. She tells him she wants to know what arrangements Ken has made for him. Eunice starts to take over the Rovers and Annie doesn't like it. Beattie accuses Ken of abandoning Albert. He suggests she takes him in but she says she hasn't the room. Knowing Brian is at work, Colin calls on Gail. He makes a pass at her, telling her he fancies her. She says she doesn't fancy him and slaps his face when he comes on strong.
S22 E48Jun 17, 1981
17th June 1981 Jun 17, 1981 Eddie and Stan tell Hilda all about the strippers at the Social Club but Hilda is adamant that Stan spent the night with Freda Woods at the Legion. Hilda washes her hands of Stan and tells him she's not feeding him anymore. Fred gets a letter from the brewery saying he can't have a pub. Hilda goes to the Legion to see Freda and accuses her of having an affair with Stan. Freda doesn't remember who walked her home on the night in question. Gladys Turnbull tells Rita that she and her husband have decided to take the baby on themselves. Rita wishes her well. Hilda tells Stan he's a fool to see other women. She realises he's weak. He promises not to be weak again. Elsie searches for a job. Bert's dole is cut as he's been claiming for over six months. Eddie takes Freda to the Rovers. She doesn't recognise Stan and upsets Hilda by saying she'd have to be desperate to spend the night with him. Fred swears to Eunice he'll find out why they've been turned down. Len tells Rita they should look into fostering. She agrees
S22 E59Jul 27, 1981
27th July 1981 Jul 27, 1981 Deirdre takes off her glasses for the wedding. Mike is upset that Deirdre is marrying Ken. Blanche, Stan, Hilda, Elsie, Annie, Rita, Albert and Mavis attend All Saints church to see Ken and Deirdre marry. Alf gives Deirdre away, Len is best man, Emily is Matron of Honour, Tracy and Susan are bridesmaids. Eunice's friend Ronnie gets Fred a labouring job. Annie lays on a wedding spread in the Select. Deirdre is touched when Ray Langton sends a telegram wishing her luck. Frank Pritchard rings Annie and says he's found another job. She is furious. The Barlows leave for honeymoon in Corfu.
S23 E01Jun 7, 1982
Mon Jan 4 1982 Jun 7, 1982 The factory girls have their pet at work.
S23 E02Jun 9, 1982
Wed 9 Jun, 1982 Jun 9, 1982 Mike tells the factory girls to get rid of their pet.
S23 E03Jun 14, 1982
Mon 14 Jun, 1982 Jun 14, 1982 Emily is divided in her loyalties to the girls and to Mike
S23 E04Jun 16, 1982
Wed 16 Jun, 1982 Jun 16, 1982 Alf doesn't know how to throw Bet out on the street.
S23 E05Jun 21, 1982
Mon 21 Jun, 1982 Jun 21, 1982 A ghost from Bet's past returns.
S23 E06Jun 23, 1982
Wed 23 Jun, 1982 Jun 23, 1982 Gail has a date.
S23 E07Jun 28, 1982
Mon 28 Jun, 1982 Jun 28, 1982 The search for Nick continues.
S24 E01Jan 3, 1983
Mon Jan 3 1983 Jan 3, 1983
S24 E15Feb 21, 1983
21st February 1983 Feb 21, 1983 Ken sleeps on the sofa. When Albert finds him there in the morning he realises something is wrong but Ken tells him to mind his own business. Ken gets Albert out of the house before laying into Deirdre. Deirdre apologises for hurting Ken but he tells her it's too late for her to be sorry. Suzie starts doing more work than usual as Annie returns from visiting Joan. Fred is annoyed as Annie still treats the Rover as if it was hers. Ken wants to know Deirdre's plans and accuses her of being selfish. She accuses him of never wanting her, just someone to clean up after him. Albert feels in the way at No.1 as the Barlows row. Deirdre accuses Ken of tolerating her and it feels as if they've been married for twenty years. Mike calls on Deirdre. She tells him Ken knows, she has to stop Ken from hitting Mike whilst he drags her away from Mike, nearly hitting her in the process. Fred tackles Annie for petrol money but she ignores him. Ken calls Deirdre calculating and tells her she's killed their marriage; she must pack and get out.
S24 E36May 4, 1983
4th May 1983 May 4, 1983 Bet and Betty are stranded in the Rover in the middle of a lake. Fred wades out to the car but can't start it. Annie tries to cope alone at the Rovers with a lot of complaining customers. Suzie finds Terry Goodwin in No.11. He tells her he's sorry he hit her. She tries to phone the police but he has cut the phone wires. He tells her he loves her and doesn't understand why she's such a cow. He threatens to kill himself if she doesn't return. Fred carries Bet and Betty to land. Bet is furious when he sits her down on a cowpat. Terry packs Suzie's things but she refuses to leave. Elsie arrives and gets Suzie to run out and get help. She gets Eddie and Alf to come to Elsie's aid. They find she has dealt with him already. Terry tells Suzie he'll leave her alone and admits defeat. Fred, Betty and Bet return in a taxi, cold and haggard. Fred blames Brian but Annie rules that as he took the car without the mechanic's consent he is to blame for everything. Fred tells Brian he wants the car brought back free of charge.
S24 E39May 16, 1983
16th May 1983 May 16, 1983 Ken's article on "Abandoned children" appears in the Weatherfield Recorder. He feels Pamela Mitchell has changed his words and worries that the piece will get him into trouble. Annie puts Suzie onto a job at the "Lord Nelson". The female customers upset Bet by laughing at the idea of video-dating. Hilda worries about her brother Archie Crabtree's health. Bet visits the "Bill & Coo Video Dating Agency" run by Margot Sutcliffe. She views the videos of the agency's men. Alf doesn't like Ken's article and accuses him of having a go at all Councillors now. Bet is startled to find Jack Duckworth on the video, calling himself Vince St. Clair. Suzie gets the job at the Nelson. Hilda is upset as Archie dies of a heart attack. She is now the only one left in her family. Stan comforts her.
S24 E42May 25, 1983
25th May 1983 May 25, 1983 Mavis fears that she'll never see Victor when he moves. Vera arranges to meet Jack at the Rovers, through the "agency". The Ogdens go to the chip shop and tell Avril Carter that as Archie's next of kin the chip shop is theirs. Hilda is amazed at the amount of money taken over the counter. Avril throws them out, threatening them with the police. Victor secures the cottage and arranges to transfer his work to Saddleworth. Vera dons a red wig to pose as "Carole Munro". Jack dresses up in his "Vince St. Clair" outfit to meet her. On seeing that Carole is really Vera, he is horrified as all the Rovers' regulars look on and laugh. Vera chases him out of the pub, attacking him with her handbag. Victor tells Mavis the cottage is big enough for two. He invites her to join him on a trial marriage.
S24 E51Jun 27, 1983
27th June 1983 Jun 27, 1983 Trevor and Damian Ogden visit the Ogdens. Stan demands to know what Trevor wants. Trevor asks them to look after Damian for the night whilst he attends a job interview. Brian tells Gail that Suzie tried to get him into bed. He tells her he threw Suzie out. Bet challenges the Rovers' men to lose weight. Eddie, Stan, Fred and Alf agree to put £5 each in a kitty and the winner to take all. Fred slips bags of coins from the till into his pocket for the first weigh-in. Gail tells Suzie they're no longer friends. Suzie says that Brian led her on and persuaded her to sleep with him. Elsie reveals she saw Suzie in her bed at midnight. Gail is relieved. Stan is certain Trevor is after Archie's money. Hilda is upset that he thinks so little of his son. Elsie tells Suzie she's not welcome in her house anymore. Elsie slaps her face when she brings up her old flames and also calls her "a slag".
S24 E82Oct 12, 1983
12th October 1983 Oct 12, 1983 Emily is flattered when Percy flirts with her. Mavis bakes a cake with a mystery ingredient in it. Annie and Hilda also bake cakes. Fred is amazed to find Miss Weatherfield selling kisses at the Fayre. Marion tells Winifred Willis about the wedding and she takes the news well. Elsie guesses that Marion is pregnant. She tells her that she's very happy for her. Rita runs the Bring and Buy stall, Mavis the cake stall, Vera the bingo stall and Percy the jumble. Eddie decides he'd like Hilda to know about the baby from him rather than hear from anyone else. Hilda is thrilled when the Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Winters buys Hilda's cake. Gail is sad when she has to start packing the house up. Albert guesses that the mystery ingredient in Mavis' cake is sage. When she gives him the cake he refuses to take it as only a fool would eat a cake with sage in. Victor is horrified when his pottery ends up on the plate-smashing stall. Eddie tells Hilda that Marion is pregnant; she is disappointed in them but also pleased for them
S25 E01Jan 2, 1984
Mon Jan 2 1984 Jan 2, 1984
S25 E02Jan 4, 1984
Episode 2375 (4th January 1984) Jan 4, 1984 Elsie is stunned when Bill Gregory returns and tells her he wants her to come to Portugal with him. Curly wants to thump Terry for hijacking Sharon. Terry tells him he doesn't fancy her and advises him to build a few muscles to impress her. Bill tells Elsie he doesn't want to be lonely any more - he's been lonely for her for years. She doesn't think she can give everything up on a whim. The Ogdens move Stan's bed into the sitting room. The police warn Fred that his tyres are bald. Sharon gets Curly to carry her bags to the station, telling him she's returning to Sheffield. Elsie decides she's wasted enough of her life and she should grasp her opportunity to escape. Bill is delighted when she phones his hotel to say she's on her way to him in London. Elsie packs. She takes her photographs of Linda and Dennis and, posting her keys at the Barlows' house and remembering old times, leaves the Street for ever.
S25 E03Jan 9, 1984
9th January 1984 Jan 9, 1984
S25 E04Jan 11, 1984
11th January 1984 Jan 11, 1984
S25 E05Jan 16, 1984
16th January 1984 Jan 16, 1984
S25 E20Mar 7, 1984
Episode 2393 (7th March 1984) Mar 7, 1984 Stan continues to take money from the bank and kids Hilda that he's on a winning streak with his betting. Rita is thrilled with her new car. Ken and Deirdre ask Billy to invite Percy back into the Rovers. He refuses to listen to them and tells them that they can take their custom elsewhere. Mavis complains that there's too much chutney in the Rovers' sandwiches. Billy is annoyed and bars her from the pub as well. Rita tells Mavis she'll pay for her flat to be decorated if she'll take driving lessons. Mavis agrees. Hilda receives a bank statement and discovers Stan has withdrawn £40. She accuses Stan of stealing the money but he is adamant that it was his money. She tries to make him see they'll need the money to live on soon. Billy tries to make up with Deirdre but she refuses to speak to him. Alf stands by Deirdre and bars him from the shop.
S25 E34Apr 25, 1984
Episode 2407 (25th April 1984) Apr 25, 1984 Curly and Elaine Pollard spend the night together in the boat when it breaks down. Emily is upset with Curly when he finally arrives home because he didn't phone her beforehand to say that he was safe. He is touched that someone worries about him. A TV detector van roams the area. Bill finds someone has stolen all the lead off the chapel roof. He calls in the police. The police tell Emily they're surprised she employed Bill in the first place. Jack panics when the detector van calls in the Street. He tries to stop the family watching the TV but the detector operators call anyway. Vera swears she gave Jack the money to buy the licence but discovers he kept the money instead.
S26 E01Jan 2, 1985
Wed Jan 2 1985 Jan 2, 1985 Elaine wants Kevin to go to Southampton with them. Hilda advertises for a lady lodger as she's feeling lonely. Bet feels sure that Gordon Lewis has got the job and he'll sack her. Elaine tells Kevin she doesn't want to split the family up and says that if he doesn't go with them he'll be splitting it up. Sarah Ridley tells Gordon that she wants him to take over the Dockers Arms and makes Bet manageress of the Rovers. Henry Wakefield calls on Hilda as a prospective lodger. Bill rows with Kevin for mouthing Elaine and threatens to thump him if it happens again. Bet looks forward to moving into the Rovers and has to go on a training course. Kevin packs his stuff. Bill refuses to stop him leaving.
S26 E02Jan 7, 1985
Episode 2480 (7th January 1985) Jan 7, 1985 Kevin sleeps at the garage. Frank Harvey is installed at the Rovers as manager until Bet takes over officially. Bill promises Percy that he'll make Elaine happy and wins him over by asking him to organise the wedding. Gail makes Brian see that he has to tell Bill where Kevin is; he's a father too. He tells Bill. Hilda shows Henry Wakefield round No.13. Kevin refuses to listen to Bill or return home.
S26 E03Jan 9, 1985
Episode 2481 (9th January 1985) Jan 9, 1985 Kevin refuses to go to the wedding. Frank Harvey asks Bet out but she tries to avoid him. Brian makes Kevin see that Bill is entitled to a life. Bill refuses to let Kevin's absence spoil his day. Frank invites Bet to spend the night at the Rovers. Kevin arrives at the Register Office just in time. Bill and Elaine are married. Henry Wakefield moves into No.13. Kevin agrees to stay at No.11 until the house is sold. Bet tells Frank that she's not moving in; her training course starts next week. The Websters go to Southampton leaving Kevin behind.
S26 E04Jan 14, 1985
Episode 2482 (14th January 1985) Jan 14, 1985 Christine Millward sends Mike her designs. Betty does all the work at the Rovers whilst Frank Harvey "supervises". She demands that he takes on someone else. Frank gets in contact with friend Gloria Todd and asks her to come and work for him. Mike is impressed when he meets Christine. He promises to look at her designs.
S26 E05Jan 16, 1985
Episode 2483 (16th January 1985) Jan 16, 1985 Mike and Christine Millward have a business lunch and he makes a play for her. Terry plans a rave up at Kevin's house. Frank Harvey starts Gloria Todd on at the Rovers and Betty also takes Maureen Barnett on. Gloria has never worked behind a bar before. Mike tells Christine that he's costing her designs. Curly recognises Henry Wakefield from the library and tells Hilda that he often sees him during the day - even though Hilda thought he was at work as a railway ticket collector.
S26 E06Jan 21, 1985
Episode 2484 (21st January 1985) Jan 21, 1985 Christine Millward thinks that Mike is stringing her along. Mike looks at her designs and tells her that he's interested in them. Frank Harvey asks Gloria out for a meal. She agrees and they leave Maureen Barnett on her own. Henry Wakefield tells Hilda that he hasn't got a job. Mike tells Christine he's taking her flying suits on. Henry tells Hilda that he broke a strike at the foundry and the anxiety of his friends turning on him killed his mother. He apologises to Hilda for lying to her and tells her that he'll leave in the morning.
S26 E07Jan 23, 1985
Episode 2485 (23rd January 1985) Jan 23, 1985 Mike starts producing Christine Millward's flying suits. Hilda persuades Henry Wakefield to stay with her. Gloria regrets her night with Frank Harvey. Hilda asks Mike to give Henry a job and he takes him on as van driver. Mike persuades Christine to go to London with him to see some buyers.
S27 E01Jan 1, 1986
Wed Jan 1 1986 Jan 1, 1986 Susan returns from Mike Baldwin's flat and an argument ensues when Ken discovers where she's been. Having heard Gloria and Frank's story, Bet believes Gloria and asks Frank to leave, and Alf's decision to do the stocktaking rather than sales in the shop creates further annoyance for Audrey.
S27 E02Jan 6, 1986
Mon 6 January 1986 Jan 6, 1986 Mavis's papergirl Jenny is taken to a children's home after her mother is killed. Bet has finished with Frank and Jack wonders if she'll need some help with the Rovers.
S27 E03Jan 8, 1986
Wed 8 January 1986 Jan 8, 1986 Bet offers Jack his old job back after Terry and Curly refuse to help. Jenny runs away from the children's hospital but Don, her social worker, takes her back again. Deirdre tries to persuade Mike to stop seeing Susan.
S27 E04Jan 13, 1986
Mon 13 January 1986 Jan 13, 1986 Ken is still concerned about Susan and gets even more upset when he learns that Deirdre has been to see Mike. Terry and Curly try but fail to get a drink out of Jack after getting him his job back at the Rovers.