Coronation Street (1960– )

Episode #1.1744 

Bet and Betty endeavour to keep the party a surprise for Annie. Suzie's father comes looking for her but Elsie and Steve see him off. Deirdre is followed and molested on the way home from her keep-fit class.


Janey Preger, Peter Tonkinson (stories) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Doris Speed Doris Speed ... Annie Walker
Betty Driver ... Betty Turpin
Helen Worth ... Gail Potter
Cheryl Murray Cheryl Murray ... Suzie Birchall
Patricia Phoenix Patricia Phoenix ... Elsie Howard
Anne Kirkbride ... Deirdre Langton
Neville Buswell Neville Buswell ... Ray Langton
Peter Adamson Peter Adamson ... Len Fairclough
William Roache ... Ken Barlow
Lawrence Mullin Lawrence Mullin ... Steve Fisher
Jean Alexander ... Hilda Ogden
David Hargreaves David Hargreaves ... Bob Birchall
Bernard Youens Bernard Youens ... Stan Ogden
Eileen Derbyshire ... Emily Bishop
Stephen Hancock Stephen Hancock ... Ernest Bishop


Gail apologises to Suzie when she discovers how Bob Birchall really is. Bet plans a party to celebrate Annie being in the Rovers for forty years. Bob accuses Elsie of turning Suzie against him and tells her he doesn't want Suzie living with a tart like her. Elsie throws him out. Bob tries to force Suzie into his car, Steve stops him and Bob hits him. Bob tells Suzie he never wants to see her again. Annie is touched when the residents throw the party for her. She is astonished when Billy arrives as a special guest. Richard Cresswell comes from Newton and Ridley and presents Annie with a silver tray. Deirdre is followed home and is assaulted under the viaduct. Written by GusF

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

19 October 1977 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

Company Credits

Production Co:

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