Coronation Street (colloquially known as Corrie, Corro, or The Street) is an award-winning prime time soap opera set and produced in Manchester created by Tony Warren. It is the longest running and most watched soap opera on British television. It was first broadcast on 9 December 1960, made by Granada Television (now ITV Studios) and broadcast in all regions of ITV almost throughout its existence.
Annie plans a party for the new Mayor of Weatherfield-to-be. Alan turns to drink more and nearly burns the house down whilst drunk. Alf tells Maggie he's been chosen as the next Mayor and he asks her to be his Mayoress. She is scared but agrees to think it over. Elsie worries as Alan begins to rely on drink. At the party, Len toasts Alf. Alf announces he has chosen Len as his Deputy Mayor. Rita avoids Len. He gives her an invitation via Jerry for a private drink.
Hilda substitutes lemon jelly for aspic over eggs, and dons false eyelashes to meet her reluctant and bemused guests: Ted Loftus, Minnie, Jerry, Edna Gee, Norma, Bet, Len, Lucille, Emily, Ernie, Ray, Ken and Billy. Hilda is chatted up by Ted, to her delight. They tango. As the party-goers couple off, someone enters the Ogdens' bedroom.
Emily has to photograph the strippers. With Stan in the Rovers, Elsie keeps watch as Norma investigates No.13. She finds it a tip. They decide to call in the Health Inspectors. Len advises them against it but Elsie is adamant. Rita is full of admiration for Emily, who forms friendships with the strippers - Ernie can't believe it. Mr Worsley, the Health Inspector, calls at No.13. He finds mice and cockroaches and assures Stan he's done nothing wrong - they'll fumigate No.13.
At Woburn Abbey, Minnie buys a teatowel off The Duke of Bedford in the souvenir shop. Billy asks Alan for a job but Elsie doesn't approve. Len tells Ray the shop is his - he has bought it for £3,000 and he's got Rita running it. Deirdre can be her assistant. Ena finds an old friend working in Woburn, Dora Wainwright, who introduces them all to the Duke. Billy packs his bags and leaves Weatherfield, with a note on the bar explaining all to Annie.
Stan gives Hilda permission to go to the dance classes at the Community Centre. The shop is named "The Kabin" and opened. Glyn Thomas wants Bet or Betty to be his cook whilst he's at the Rovers. Betty agrees to be Ernie's dance partner with Emily away. Mavis goes for the interview at The Kabin, but her bottle goes and she runs out. Muriel Chaplin starts the dancing lessons. Hilda, Ted and Ernie are the only ones interested. Glyn refuses to look on Betty as senior barmaid. Rita tells Jerry the job's Mavis' if she wants it. Rita is puzzled by a number of men asking for the "Pig Producers Monthly".
Ray demands Stan's 50p stake money before giving him £5 compensation. The residents feel Ray is a rat. Glyn charges 12p to go into Renee Delafonte's concert in the select where drinks are up 1p. Jerry comes to a sort of understanding with Mavis. Elsie feels guilty about Stan and gives him £5. On the way back from Jackson's Chip Shop the Ogdens find Bet bleeding and unconscious in the ginnel.
Rita throws Hilda out of The Kabin for spreading rumours about Elsie. Emily is master of ceremonies at the cabaret, introducing: Renee Delafonte on the piano Rita singing as Danny La Rue in drag Norma impersonating Ken Dodd Bet and Betty doing a Laurel and Hardy act. Alan worries as Elsie refuses to leave No.11 in fear of the neighbours. Alf tells Rita that Len could have taken her to France if he wanted to.
Albert tells Ken he's ashamed and hurt by him. Ken refuses to marry another Val to please Albert. Ken makes a date with Rita. At the pool, the residents cheer for Mavis. Albert shames Ken into going to Glasgow. Mavis nearly collapses after eighteen lengths. Albert doesn't tell Rita that Ken has gone and she is stood up.