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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The players are reunited when they remember they're doing the [[Cinderella|panto]] for the kids, not themselves. The women withdraw their custom from [[Valerie Barlow|Val]]'s salon. [[David Barlow]] turns up in a flash car to spend [[Christmas]] at [[9 Coronation Street|No.9]]. He tells [[Ken Barlow|Ken]] and Val that he doesn't want the press knowing where he is. [[Irma Ogden|Irma]] falls for David and he arranges to take her on a date. [[Leonard Swindley|Swindley]] fears the panto will never be put on. [[Elsie Tanner|Elsie]] knocks them all cold with her costume and tights.
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The players have a council of war in the [[Rovers]] about [[Leonard Swindley|Swindley]]'s attitude. [[Albert Tatlock|Albert]] is intransigent but the others agree to apologise to Swindley and continue with the [[Cinderella|panto]]. Swindley comes in and is offered apologies by [[Charlie Moffitt|Charlie]] as the group's spokesman but he refuses to return. [[Ena Sharples|Ena]] reads them all the riot act, shaming them into remembering that they're doing the panto for the kids, not themselves. [[Valerie Barlow|Val]] gets her third cancellation of the day and blames [[Ken Barlow|Ken]]. He's unconcerned. The cast gather back in the [[Glad Tidings Mission Hall|mission]] as [[Len Fairclough|Len]] paints the scenery. They try to rehearse the last scene but [[Elsie Tanner|Elsie]] is late, resting at [[11 Coronation Street|home]] and getting wound up by [[Dennis Tanner|Dennis]]. [[Irma Ogden|Irma]] sees a shiny expensive car in the [[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|street]] and asks who's it could be. It belongs to [[David Barlow]], who has turned up for a surprise visit. He claims he has a minor leg injury and tells Ken and Val that he doesn't want the press knowing where he is. They start to grow suspicious as to the reason behind the visit. Charlie passes a message on to an alarmed Len that he's wanted to appear as a broker's man in the play. Ken takes David into the Rovers but they both get cold-shouldered. Acting as prompt, [[Minnie Caldwell|Minnie]] constantly jumps in with the words when she isn't needed. Ena and [[Florrie Lindley|Florrie]] exasperate Swindley when they try to discuss catering arrangements on the stage. Annie clears the hall when she insists on rehearsing her singing. Having fallen for David, Irma follows him back to [[9 Coronation Street|No.9]]. They agree to go on a date tomorrow night. The women have retreated to the [[vestry]] while Annie continues to sing. Ena rushes to fetch Elsie to rehearse her scene to put a stop to her. Swindley gets more and more annoyed with the players' slapdash attitude. Elsie further interrupts proceedings when she enters and reveals her knockout costume and tights to the assembled players.
 
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
===Regular cast===
 
===Regular cast===
*[[Jack Walker]] - [[Arthur Leslie]]
 
 
*[[Annie Walker]] - [[Doris Speed]]
 
*[[Annie Walker]] - [[Doris Speed]]
*[[Elsie Tanner]] - [[Patricia Phoenix]]
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*[[Jack Walker]] - [[Arthur Leslie]]
*[[Dennis Tanner]] - [[Philip Lowrie]]
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*[[Albert Tatlock]] - [[Jack Howarth]]
*[[Lucille Hewitt]] - [[Jennifer Moss]]
 
*[[Len Fairclough]] - [[Peter Adamson]]
 
*[[Charlie Moffitt]] - [[Gordon Rollings]]
 
*[[Minnie Caldwell]] - [[Margot Bryant]]
 
 
*[[Ena Sharples]] - [[Violet Carson]]
 
*[[Ena Sharples]] - [[Violet Carson]]
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*[[Minnie Caldwell]] - [[Margot Bryant]]
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*[[Lucille Hewitt]] - [[Jennifer Moss]]
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*[[Valerie Barlow]] - [[Anne Reid]]
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*[[Kenneth Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
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*[[Elsie Tanner]] - [[Patricia Phoenix]]
 
*[[Florrie Lindley]] - [[Betty Alberge]]
 
*[[Florrie Lindley]] - [[Betty Alberge]]
*[[Stan Ogden]] - [[Bernard Youens]]
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*[[Miss Nugent]] - [[Eileen Derbyshire]]
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*[[Len Fairclough]] - [[Peter Adamson]]
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*[[Dennis Tanner]] - [[Philip Lowrie]]
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*[[Charlie Moffitt]] - [[Gordon Rollings]] ''(Credited as "Charlie Moffit")''
 
*[[Irma Ogden]] - [[Sandra Gough]]
 
*[[Irma Ogden]] - [[Sandra Gough]]
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*[[Stan Ogden]] - [[Bernard Youens]]
 
*[[Hilda Ogden]] - [[Jean Alexander]]
 
*[[Hilda Ogden]] - [[Jean Alexander]]
*[[Albert Tatlock]] - [[Jack Howarth]]
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*[[Mr Swindley]] - [[Arthur Lowe]]
*[[Leonard Swindley]] - [[Arthur Lowe]]
 
*[[Miss Nugent]] - [[Eileen Derbyshire]]
 
*[[Kenneth Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
 
*[[Valerie Barlow]] - [[Anne Reid]]
 
 
*[[David Barlow]] - [[Alan Rothwell]]
 
*[[David Barlow]] - [[Alan Rothwell]]
 
===Guest cast===
 
===Guest cast===
 
*[[Alf Chadwick]] - [[Eddie King]]
 
*[[Alf Chadwick]] - [[Eddie King]]
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==Places==
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*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public/snug''
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*[[9 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room/kitchen, front room salon and hallway''
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*[[11 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room''
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*[[Glad Tidings Mission Hall]] - ''Main hall''
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
 
*First appearance of [[David Barlow]] since [[Episode 265 (26th June 1963)|26th June 1963]].
 
*First appearance of [[David Barlow]] since [[Episode 265 (26th June 1963)|26th June 1963]].
 
*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: In which [[David Barlow]] arrives in style. Meanwhile back at the [[Mission of Glad Tidings|Mission]], ''[[Cinderella]]'' becomes even more ragged
 
*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: In which [[David Barlow]] arrives in style. Meanwhile back at the [[Mission of Glad Tidings|Mission]], ''[[Cinderella]]'' becomes even more ragged
 
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 8,820,000 homes (joint 1st place with [[Episode 421 (23rd December 1964)|23rd December 1964]]).
 
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 8,820,000 homes (joint 1st place with [[Episode 421 (23rd December 1964)|23rd December 1964]]).
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==Notable dialogue==
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[[Valerie Barlow]] (to [[Ken Barlow]]): "You haven't a clue about people round 'ere, 'ave you? You wanna take your nose out of your books for a minute or two and give them a good look."
 
{{Template:December 1964}}
 
{{Template:December 1964}}
 
[[Category:1964 episodes]]
 
[[Category:1964 episodes]]

Latest revision as of 11:37, March 11, 2020

PlotEdit

The players have a council of war in the Rovers about Swindley's attitude. Albert is intransigent but the others agree to apologise to Swindley and continue with the panto. Swindley comes in and is offered apologies by Charlie as the group's spokesman but he refuses to return. Ena reads them all the riot act, shaming them into remembering that they're doing the panto for the kids, not themselves. Val gets her third cancellation of the day and blames Ken. He's unconcerned. The cast gather back in the mission as Len paints the scenery. They try to rehearse the last scene but Elsie is late, resting at home and getting wound up by Dennis. Irma sees a shiny expensive car in the street and asks who's it could be. It belongs to David Barlow, who has turned up for a surprise visit. He claims he has a minor leg injury and tells Ken and Val that he doesn't want the press knowing where he is. They start to grow suspicious as to the reason behind the visit. Charlie passes a message on to an alarmed Len that he's wanted to appear as a broker's man in the play. Ken takes David into the Rovers but they both get cold-shouldered. Acting as prompt, Minnie constantly jumps in with the words when she isn't needed. Ena and Florrie exasperate Swindley when they try to discuss catering arrangements on the stage. Annie clears the hall when she insists on rehearsing her singing. Having fallen for David, Irma follows him back to No.9. They agree to go on a date tomorrow night. The women have retreated to the vestry while Annie continues to sing. Ena rushes to fetch Elsie to rehearse her scene to put a stop to her. Swindley gets more and more annoyed with the players' slapdash attitude. Elsie further interrupts proceedings when she enters and reveals her knockout costume and tights to the assembled players.

CastEdit

Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit

PlacesEdit

NotesEdit

Notable dialogueEdit

Valerie Barlow (to Ken Barlow): "You haven't a clue about people round 'ere, 'ave you? You wanna take your nose out of your books for a minute or two and give them a good look."

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