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.
Mavis doesn't know what to say to Carlos. Bet is annoyed that Eddie stood her up. Annie tells Eddie she'll give Bet the night off if he can come up with a replacement. He talks Blanche into it. Mavis decides to accept Carlos. Big Arthur wants his ham back but Minnie has already started on it. Eddie has to pay compensation and give it all back. Carlos gives Mavis his ring. He tells her they must marry at once as he needs a work permit. He offers her money but she angrily refuses to marry him. Bet and Eddie are just getting passionate when P.C. Sadler of the police arrives and arrest him.
Rita tries to find out why Mavis is upset but Mavis is silent. The residents are pleased that the Barlows are back together. Lynn Johnson agrees to go to the police if Len will go with her. Albert catches Bobby on Gilbert's loft surounded by feathers. The Barlows like being just good friends. Len lets hysterical Lynn stay at No.9. When he tries to go to work she begs him not to leave her alone, her shouts being heard by the Barlows. Minnie tries to console Albert. Mavis tells Rita about Carlos. Janet and Ken agree to get together to talk about a divorce. Albert overhears a woman screaming in No.9. Ray and Jerry enter the house and find Lynn's body.
Rita is certain Bet and Len won't last long. Billy decides not to tell Annie he's going to pay for the wedding and not Blanche. Len refuses to commit himself to Bet; he just wants her at the moment. She tells him she'd like them to live together. When it is clear he wants the occasional one night stand she tells him she's having none of it. Annie is horrified that Billy is to foot the bill. She announces the date to the regulars. Steve Baker arrives looking for Bet.
Blanche is amazed by Deirdre's calmness. Ray is annoyed that Len got him drunk at the stag night. He doesn't like the way Len is taking him over. Blanche is upset that Deirdre is getting married in her work suit. Annie thinks Deirdre is unstable. Len plans a reception in the Rovers. Blanche gets Ernie to take photographs. She and Len are witnesses and Jerry and Rita look on as Ray and Deirdre are married. Stan has a check-up in hospital. Deirdre goes to the Rovers under protest and the regulars toast the Langtons with champagne.
The residents seek refuge at Bessie Street School. As Annie is still shopping, Bet and Betty save her valuables. The Bishops lay on food and tea at the school. Minnie and Bobby find themselves at the New Old Inn run by Ginny Spencer and her daughters Tracey and Kim. She is joined by more residents. As word spreads that the pub is open, the refugees leave the distress centre in favour of the New Old Inn. The firemen find two bodies in the warehouse. Len finds out that one of them is Edna Gee. Ivy and Gail break down when they hear the news and Ivy tries to comfort Fred Gee, Edna's husband. The police refuse to let the residents return to their homes. The Langtons invite Len and Ken to stay at Blanche's. Deirdre is furious when the others follow.
Janice Berry refuses a girl admittance to a dance when she doesn't bring her cigarettes. Len, Mavis, Emily, Deirdre and Ray go to Jerry's funeral. Janice makes it clear to Ken she fancies him. Bet feels that Frank Bradley will only use her when he wants to. Betty contacts the brewery to see if Stan's consumption at the Rovers is a record. They plan to send a photographer round. Ken invites Ernie to give a film show for the kids. He begins to realise Janice is not what she seems. Mike Fielding from the brewery comes with a photographer who takes Stan's picture for publicity and they grant him free beer for a week as thanks. Mary Broughton tells Ken that Janice blackmails the kids. Bet lets Frank stay the night with her.
Les Grimes and Neil Foxall find nothing of value in the living room so go upstairs. Les doesn't like the idea but Neil pushes him. Annie wakes up and catches them in her bedroom. She refuses to tell them where her money is and has a battle of nerves with Neil. Seeing lights on, Albert tells Len and Ray there's something going on at the Rovers. Neil refuses to believe Annie keeps her money in the bank. Les and Neil try to run off when Ray and Len arrive. They fight but the lads escape. Annie goes into delayed shock. Len sports a black eye. Annie refuses to bring the police in. She tells Len that someone has written to the Brewery complaining about her visits to Joan. She's worried that they will think she's vulnerable. Annie falls downstairs and knocks herself unconscious. Betty phones for an ambulance.
Annie returns to the Rovers. Ken and Emily plan the panto. Blanche alters the costumes. Tricia tells Blanche she's seen Ray with a woman. Blanche and Len grow concerned that Ray is being unfaithful. Warren Coates turns up and shows Annie a picture of a Cheshire pub which could be hers next month. He tells her she has to move to the quieter pub. She easily outsmarts him and phones Douglas Cresswell, Managing Director of Newton & Ridley, and he orders a shaken Coates to leave a victorious Annie alone.