Coronation Street (1960– )

Episode #1.1037 

Joe's death casts a shadow over the street's Christmas festivities. Emily feels obliged to accompany Albert and the children to the pantomime. Greg and Gary throw a farewell party in the Rovers.


Les Chatfield


Tony Warren (based on an idea by), Leslie Duxbury


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Adamson Peter Adamson ... Len Fairclough
Doris Speed Doris Speed ... Annie Walker
Eileen Derbyshire ... Emily Nugent
Julie Goodyear Julie Goodyear ... Bet Lynch
Margot Bryant Margot Bryant ... Minnie Caldwell
Jack Howarth Jack Howarth ... Albert Tatlock
Hugh Cross Hugh Cross ... Detective Chief Inspector Castle
Sandra Gough Sandra Gough ... Irma Barlow
Irene Sutcliffe Irene Sutcliffe ... Maggie Clegg
Bernard Youens Bernard Youens ... Stan Ogden
Alan Browning Alan Browning ... Alan Howard
Violet Carson Violet Carson ... Ena Sharples
Jean Alexander ... Hilda Ogden
Patricia Phoenix Patricia Phoenix ... Elsie Howard
Kenneth Farrington ... Billy Walker


Everyone except Albert cancels the panto because of Joe's death and the tickets are given to twenty underprivileged children but Emily and Len can't find any chaperones aside from Albert. Minnie goes out for dinner with friend Rosemary Kennedy and Albert has to make his own dinner. Minnie is still saddened at Joe's death. Irma signs a statement about Joe's confession concerning him being the cause of Steve Tanner's death and Castle tells her the latter case will be reopened. Albert is unfazed by the thought of all the children. Castle asks to interview Stan. Hilda thinks it'll to be to be given a medal. The children turn out to be completely wild and Bet makes Emily realise Albert won't be able to cope alone. She takes the afternoon off work and goes with him with some trepidation. Elsie tells Alan she always thought Len had killed Steve. Gregg and Gary decide to throw a farewell party in the Rovers with all the drinks on them. Castle interviews Minnie and she signs her statement. She... Written by GusF

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

23 December 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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