|ITV transmission date||18th January 1971 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||13th January 1971|
|Next episode||20th January 1971|
Ray and Len climb over each other to please Gina. They both make arrangements to meet her at the Rovers at dinnertime. Minnie and Handel find Albert too regimental in the way that he organises rotas at No.1. Val wants to see Edith before they emigrate. Handel gets Lucille and Emily to prepare No.5 for Minnie. Alan and Elsie make up. Both Ray and Len meet Gina at the pub but she rushes out to make lunch, leaving them in each other's company. Handel plans to ask Minnie for lodgings. Minnie enters No 5 with trepidation but agrees to move back and takes Handel in. Albert takes the news badly, having prepared a washing-up rota and afraid of being left alone when the Barlows leave. Ken plans to sell his car through Billy. He suggests that they sail to Jamaica from Scotland after seeing Edith. Albert confides in Len that he is penniless but Ray hints to the Ogdens that he could be wealthy with his money under the mattress. Minnie and Handel settle in. Elsie tells Len and Ray that Gina is taking them for a ride. Stan convinces himself that Albert is rich and wonders how to get his hands on the money.
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Elsie Tanner")
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 14 Coronation Street - Living room, kitchen and hallway
- Leslie Duxbury became producer from this episode onwards, the first of four short stints in the role.
- Three boys who give cheek to a milkman (who also has dialogue) and Alan and Elsie Howard are uncredited.
- 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: Happy housekeeping for Len and Ray and a sad blow for Albert Tatlock
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,150,000 homes (1st place).
|January 1971 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|