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|ITV transmission date||8th February 1971 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||3rd February 1971|
|Next episode||10th February 1971|
The residents worry about Ken's whereabouts. Bet reveals the maisonettes are being demolished. Alf tells Ena a Community Centre is being built. Ken books into the Baytree Hotel, wanting to be alone for a while. The Parsons, Emily and Minnie hatch a surprise for Ena - Tony's first public performance at concert at his music college. Len contacts the police about Ken. Receptionist Yvonne Chappell worries about Ken's festering at the hotel. Alf confesses to Len that he's told Ena about the Centre.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Tony Parsons - David Hill
- Mrs Parsons - June Brown
- Yvonne Chappell - Alex Marshall
- Fred Chapman - Harry Littlewood
- Norman Tindall - George Malpas (Credited as "George Malpass")
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- Corner Shop
- Builder's Yard and office
- Camera Shop Flat
- Baytree Hotel - Room 16
- First appearance of Alf Roberts since 24th July 1967. The date also marks ten years since his first appearance in the programme.
- 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: Where has Ken gone? Where is Ena going?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,650,000 homes (1st place). This was the highest-rated episode of the year.
|February 1971 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th • Mon 22nd • Wed 24th|