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Episode number 1642
ITV broadcast date 11th October 1976 (Monday)
Production code P694/642
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Director June Wyndham-Davies
Previous episode 6th October 1976
Next episode 13th October 1976



The Warehouse is opened up again as Baldwin's Casuals. Elsie challenges Len to take her out for the night to prove he can still show a girl a good time. Londoner Mike Baldwin arrives in Weatherfield to supervise his new factory. As the office isn't finished he interviews Ernie at No.3, catching him unaware. He tells him he's opening a denim factory and is after a wages clerk. Rita gives Len two free tickets for the Gatsby. He says he'll take Ken. Rita is annoyed when Len takes Elsie to there instead. Elsie is annoyed that Len didn't pay for the tickets. Len grows jealous of Rita's agent. He tells her she can't have a week off to sing in Torquay. She is adamant that she's going so he threatens her with the sack. Rita hits him and he falls to the floor, hitting his head.



Regular cast

Guest cast


  • First appearance of Mike Baldwin.
  • Lawrence Mullin, later to appear as Steve Fisher, an employee of Mike Baldwin's, appears as a Van Driver in the new factory. They are not the same character as Steve Fisher was shown meeting Mike and being employed by him in Episode 1734 shown on 29th August 1977.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,000,000 homes (15th place).

Commercial releases

This episode was included on the 1976 disc of the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The 1970s, released in 2005.

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