Coronation Street (1960– )

Episode #1.1140 

Bet and Betty's prior commitments prevent Annie from accepting Kitty's invitation to the ball. Albert's plans for Christmas are dashed when Ken heads for Glasgow. Elsie studiously avoids Alan.


Barry Hill, Tony Warren (creator)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Violet Carson Violet Carson ... Ena Sharples
Jack Howarth Jack Howarth ... Albert Tatlock
Margot Bryant Margot Bryant ... Minnie Caldwell
Patricia Phoenix Patricia Phoenix ... Elsie Howard
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Dave Smith
Irene Sutcliffe Irene Sutcliffe ... Maggie Clegg
Jennifer Moss Jennifer Moss ... Lucille Hewitt
Alan Browning Alan Browning ... Alan Howard
Julie Goodyear Julie Goodyear ... Bet Lynch
Betty Driver ... Betty Turpin
Del Henney Del Henney ... Eddie Duncan
Bernard Youens Bernard Youens ... Stan Ogden
Jean Alexander ... Hilda Ogden
Mollie Sugden ... Nellie Harvey
Stella Moray Stella Moray ... Kitty Stonely


Stan continues to moan that all the drink has gone. Elsie and Alan make up. She suddenly remembers she has no food in for Christmas. Betty worries about how hard Maggie is working by herself at the shop. Albert argues with Eddie and Dave about how much he knows about football. Kitty Stonely helps plan an RNLI Boxing Day ball at the Windermere Rooms but she and Nellie Harvey agree not to tell Annie about the event. She meets the two fellow-landladies at the Robin Hood for a get-together before Christmas where Charlie the waiter gives the game away about the ball. Mark Howard rings Alan about seeing him over Christmas. Maggie is delighted when Lucille steps in to help her out at the shop. Elsie puts in her food order again. Albert has nowhere to go for Christmas but won't admit it. Kitty and Nellie give Annie reasons why she wouldn't like the ball. Ena sees through Albert and tells him to go to Beattie's for Christmas. Annie thinks she ought to go to the ball as it's for charity. Bet ... Written by GusF

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

22 December 1971 (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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