The residents perform the pantomime 'Aladdin' for the children at the community centre. Ken and Val prepare to set off for Christmas in the sun. Stan and Len conceal some beer backstage.

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Neville Buswell ...
Ray Langton
Arthur Leslie ...
Jack Walker
Bernard Youens ...
Stan Ogden
Peter Adamson ...
Len Fairclough
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Kenneth Barlow
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Valerie Barlow
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Reverend James
Jack Howarth ...
Albert Tatlock
Nigel Humphreys ...
Dickie Fleming
Bill Kenwright ...
Gordon Clegg
Eddie King ...
Alf Chadwick
Violet Carson ...
Ena Sharples
Doris Speed ...
Annie Walker
Marjie Lawrence ...
Marjorie Griffin
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Hilda Ogden
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Jack looks forward to a quiet night behind the bar with so many of the regulars taking part in the panto. Stan and Len come into the Rovers for pre-curtain drinks in full costume. Stan is a bag of nerves. Frank Barlow rings Ken and Val, annoyed they're going to Majorca for Christmas when he wanted to visit them. Albert isn't talking to them either. Reverend James joins the menfolk in the Rovers and buys them drinks. Hilda threatens Len and Stan when they bring a crate of ale to the panto. Minnie is shattered after being up all night learning the lines to prompt the cast. The panto starts at 6.30pm with Emily directing, teas by Effie Spicer and music by Ena Sharples with Alf Chadwick on the piano. Len, Albert and Stan leave beer around the stage to keep them going and ad-lib to find excuses to swig their drinks. Minnie prompts when not needed. Ken and Val realise they don't want to go and call off the trip. Annie practices her singing in the back room and her voice carries through to ... Written by GusF

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23 December 1968 (UK)  »

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