Episode 1032
Production code P694/32
ITV transmission date 7th December 1970 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
John Temple
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Eugene Ferguson
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 2nd December 1970
Next episode 9th December 1970


Billy bets Annie that having Bet behind the bar improves custom. Val accuses Ena of writing the letter. She is hurt. Jean Moseley arrives in the Street looking for Joe Donelli. She shows Greg Flint bruises which Joe gave her when he got drunk. She wants compensation. Irma worries about being alone with Joe and tries to get Hilda to come round for supper but Joe puts her off and forces Irma to stay with him. Irma breaks down. Ray accuses Elsie of writing the letter. She tells him to get lost. Irma begs Joe to leave her alone. Annie realises Bet is an asset and agrees to let her stay. A guilty Emily tells Ena and Elsie that she wrote the letter.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Annie Walker (about Bet Lynch): "Does her name sound as though it ought to be over a pawn shop or is it just that I’m prejudiced?"


Valerie Barlow: "Act natural and friendly and people round here start imagining all sorts of things, don’t they?"

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