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|ITV transmission date||25th January 1971 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||20th January 1971|
|Next episode||27th January 1971|
Ray thinks someone's been sleeping in his bed. Handel is annoyed at the way that Ena bullies Minnie so he persuades her to lead Ena a dance. Lucille suggests that Albert puts up an advert for a housekeeper for company once Ken and Val have gone. Stan is sure Albert is wealthy. Albert tells Hilda he isn't. She is furious. Minnie and Handel hide in the shop and No. 14 as Ena searches for them. Ken gives Billy his car to sell. Albert advertises for a housekeeper. Len and Ray catch Gina Fletcher's taxi-driving boyfriend Charlie Braddock shaving at No.9.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Back room
- 9 Coronation Street - Hallway and back room
- 14 Coronation Street - Living room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- 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: Len and Ray plan a surprise for Gina - and get one back.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,950,000 homes (5th place).
Handel Gartside: "I’ve been through the Old Testament a score of times. There’s a book of Ruth and a book of Esther but there’s no book of Ena. She speaks for herself."
Ena Sharples: "Whenever I move out, the devil moves in."
|January 1971 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|