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Episode number 853
ITV broadcast date 24th February 1969 (Monday)
Production code P228/853
Writer Peter Eckersley
Director Tim Jones
Previous episode 19th February 1969
Next episode 26th February 1969



Ena searches for Minnie. She informs the police of her disappearance. She breaks down, blaming herself. The residents rally round, contacting the hospital, newspaper and hostels. Elsie accompanies Ena in her search for Minnie. Dave agrees to use his grapevine to try to find Minnie. Len goes to Liverpool to find Jed and see if Minnie is with him. Emily rows with Dave. Ena is afraid that Minnie's dead. In a hospital a nurse finds Minnie's name on one of the patients.



Regular cast

Guest cast


  • An error in the cast credits shows Violet Carson being played by Ena Sharples instead of the other way round.
  • Careful camera angles in the final scene of a patient on a trolley conceal the fact that Margot Bryant, playing Minnie Caldwell, does not appear in this episode.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,950,000 homes (2nd place).

Commercial releases

This episode was included on the 1969 disc of the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The 1960s, released in 2006.

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