Annie is taken to hospital. Ken plans a production of Cinderella as a panto for Christmas. The residents worry about Annie but the hospital won't pass on news to anyone except family. Rita phones and pretends to be Joan Davies. They tell her Annie has extensive bruising and is still unconscious. The hospital feels that Annie's close family should be with her. Betty and Len inform the Brewery. Hilda goes shopping for a Christmas present for Damian but can't afford anything decent. She gets a book on making soft toys. Annie comes round but is not allowed visitors. The Panto is called off when the company disbands after Ken has sold two hundred tickets. Betty and Blanche stay the night at the Rovers. The Brewery rep, Warren Coates, finds out from Betty that Annie lives on her own; they thought Billy was still in residence.