|ITV transmission date||6th January 1971 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Executive Producer||H.V. Kershaw|
|Previous episode||4th January 1971|
|Next episode||11th January 1971|
Annie is given a date for the court hearing. Len and Ray audition Gina Fletcher and Eileen Hutchinson. They are taken with Gina's looks but her cooking is hopeless. Stan tells Len about Arthur Burrows. Eileen wows Len and Ray with her cooking. Len and Ray go to the Top Drum pub and trick Burrows into admitting he watered the gin. They take him to the police and Annie is cleared. Gina is taken on. Val doesn't know how to tell Albert that the family is emigrating to Jamaica when Ken is offered a job.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Eileen Hutchinson - Maureen Morris
- Gina Fletcher - Deirdre Costello
- Arthur Burrows - Ken Jones (Credited as "Kenneth Jones")
- Dodo Williams - Barbara Keogh
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug, hallway and living room
- 9 Coronation Street - Hallway and back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 14 Coronation Street - Living room, hallway and kitchen
- Top Drum pub.
- 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: In which Len and Ray beat the top drum.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,850,000 homes (3rd place).
|January 1971 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|