Annie awaits the analyst's report. She feels she could lose the licence. Len agrees to Hilda working at No.9. The report shows the gin was watered down. Annie reads the report out in the Rovers. She tells the regulars she was not responsible. Hilda starts at No.9 and feeds Stan there as well. Albert gives in to Minnie and allows Bobby into the house. Len and Ray realise they need a housekeeper, but not Hilda. Irma winds Hilda up that Elsie has been saying that she fiddled the gin. Ray puts a notice in the Corner Shop for a housekeeper. Hilda gives her job up at the Rovers. Hilda accuses Elsie of shopping Annie to the Town Hall. Annie feels sure her neighbours will rally round and support her but they all stay away from the Rovers.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Elsie Tanner")
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, hallway and living room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Fred Feast makes a pre-Fred Gee appearance as a delivery man in the Corner Shop in the opening scene.
- Although ITV had begun full-colour transmissions on 15th November 1969, the ITV Colour Strike which began on 13th November 1970 caused this episode to be recorded in black and white.
- TV Times synopsis: Annie gets worrying news - and very little comfort
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,950,000 homes (1st place).
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