Hilda gets Stan to wear Doctor Lowther's dress suit to see what he looks like. Deirdre agrees to spend Christmas at home to please Ken. Elsie and Vera tell Mike that Ivy knew nothing about the bag-making and plead with him to reinstate Ivy but he refuses. Annie calls on the Ogdens and is put out to find they seem to have dressed for dinner. Mavis and Victor take Emily to the Community Centre dance. When Mavis is shy about dancing, Victor drags Emily onto the floor. Jack and Vera sing at the dance and are a success. Deirdre feels bored at the dance as Ken is busy as an MC. Chalkie makes a play for Bet at the dance. Mike tells Ivy she can return to work, as a Christmas present. Mavis feels like a wallflower as Victor and Emily spend the evening together. Mavis walks out of the dance. Deirdre is pleased when Mike dances with her. He tells her to call on him over Christmas if she gets bored. Fred and Chalkie jostle each other to dance with Elsie. Marion tells Elsie that Maggie has got married. Fred undoes an angry Elsie's dress whilst dancing with her.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Chalkie Whitely - Teddy Turner (Credited as "Chalkie Whitley")
- Marion Willis - Veronica Doran
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Community Centre - Large hall
- The Kabin
- The Derek Hilton Trio are the band playing at the Community Centre dance.
- TV Times synopsis: It's the Christmas Dance at the Community Centre - Mike Baldwin makes a pass at Deirdre Barlow, and wallflower Mavis Riley leaves. Will Marion Willis manage to talk boyfriend Eddie Yeats out of his economy campaign?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,200,000 viewers (1st place).
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