|ITV transmission date||3rd February 1971 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||1st February 1971|
|Next episode||8th February 1971|
Frank Barlow, Beattie Pearson, Dave Robbins and Esther Hayes arrive for the funeral of Val. Irma tries to help Ken but he is not convinced Val died loving him. The Council starts to move out the other maisonette dwellers. Mourners at Val's funeral are Ken, Albert, Beattie, Frank, Esther, Irma, Annie, Lucille, Stan, Hilda, Maggie, Len, Ray, Ena, Minnie, Alan, Handel, Betty, Emily and Dave. Afterwards Ken leaves for Glasgow but Edith Tatlock rings to say that he hasn't arrived there.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Esther Hayes - Daphne Oxenford
- Beattie Pearson - Gabrielle Daye
- Dave Robbins - Jon Rollason (Credited as "John Rollason")
- Handel Gartside - Harry Markham
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, hallway and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Hallway and back room
- Corner Shop
- 14 Coronation Street - Hallway
- First appearance of Frank Barlow since 15th March 1967 and final appearance of Frank Pemberton in the role. Mr Pemberton was still suffering from the effects of his 1965 stroke when this episode was recorded. Although his speech was not affected to any great degree, he still had trouble with his legs and consequently was only seen on screen sitting down. He had also lost the use of his left arm and although this was disguised on most shots, on occasion it could be seen. The actor died exactly seven weeks after recording this episode on Friday 26th March 1971.
- First appearance of Esther Hayes since 25th December 1963 and last appearance until 3rd April 1972
- Also credited in this episode although they don't appear are Anne Reid as Valerie Barlow, Wendy Jane Walker as Susan Barlow, Christopher Dormer as Peter Barlow and three characters who only appeared in the previous episode: the Divisional Officer (Derek Williams), the Station Officer (Terence Davies) and Mr Weaver (Alan Partington). The Undertaker was 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: A sad occasion.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,600,000 homes (joint 1st place with Episode 1048).
Billy Walker: "It’s not a bad day to see the back of."
Annie Walker: "It’s selfish, I know Billy, but somehow when it happens to someone else, it makes your own loss easier to bear."
|February 1971 episodes|
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