Coronation Street (1960– )

Episode #1.980 

Hilda and Annie fall out over the landlady's gossiping about the Ogdens. Irma goes on a date with Dave, and bumps into a former work colleague, Bet Lynch. Betty receives an unwelcome visitor.


Leslie Duxbury, Tony Warren (creator)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Gough Sandra Gough ... Irma Barlow
Irene Sutcliffe Irene Sutcliffe ... Maggie Clegg
Betty Driver ... Betty Turpin
Bernard Youens Bernard Youens ... Stan Ogden
Jean Alexander ... Hilda Ogden
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Dave Smith
Margot Bryant Margot Bryant ... Minnie Caldwell
Eileen Derbyshire ... Emily Nugent
Arthur Leslie Arthur Leslie ... Jack Walker
Doris Speed Doris Speed ... Annie Walker
Peter Adamson Peter Adamson ... Len Fairclough
David Webb David Webb ... Keith Lucas
Julie Goodyear Julie Goodyear ... Bet Lynch
Gorden Kaye ... Bernard Butler
Alan Partington ... Bob Chadwick


Irma admits to having cold feet about going out with Dave. Bernard asks her not to go but she won't listen. Hilda is ashamed that Irma is going out with "one of Elsie's cast offs" and doesn't understand why Stan doesn't care. Dave calls for Stan but they leave before Hilda can say what she thinks. Minnie tells Bernard to forget Irma as unrequited love usually stays that way. Annie delights in hearing that Irma and Dave have gone out together. Rovers customer Keith Lucas is surly with Emily when she tries to make conversation with him. Annie suspects Irma and Dave are going out over a business arrangement over the money he gave them. Hilda rows with her when she suspects her of gossiping about the Ogdens and walks out of the pub. Stan tells Len he wants to warn Dave off but can't because of the deeds to the house. Irma enjoys the dog-racing and Dave wins. Jack invites Hilda back with the offer of a drink on the house to make the peace. Dave and Irma go to a private night club where ... Written by GusF

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

18 May 1970 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Granada Television See more »
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Coronation Street Theme
Written by Eric Spear
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