Elsie and Irma enjoy the charade. Irma is mistaken for the Howards' daughter. Ernie decides he can't ask Emily to marry him for false reasons. The Howards are formally introduced to Annie but she has to play along also as she's putting on false airs herself with host Mr Brown and fellow-guest Colonel Cantrill. Alerted by a panicking Billy, the imposters escape when the real Mayor arrives. Maggie tells Ernie that Emily knows about his dilemma. He gives up the Mission but the committee apologises and everything is sorted out to his satisfaction but not Emily's. Hilda makes her own protest poster. Ken rings to say that he’s returning from Glasgow and says he’ll lodge with Minnie. Annie arrives home, keen to talk to her son. The Rolls is hit by a car driven by Tom Hedley while parked outside a fish and chip shop.
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Elsie Tanner")
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Mr Whittaker - Dudley Jones
- Commissionaire - Frank Crompton
- Mr Brown - David Graham
- Colonel Cantrill - Ballard Berkeley
- Town Crier - Rex Arundel
- Tom Hedley - Michael Bilton
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Camera Shop
- Brookside Motel - Exterior and interior including Bellman Lounge, corridor and hotel room
- Road outside chip shop
- The location scenes of Annie Walker, Billy Walker, Elsie Howard, Alan Howard and Irma Barlow in the new motel were all filmed on black and white stock as a carryover from the ITV Colour Strike even though all other scenes were in colour. The Granada caption at the start and end of the episode was missing the words "Colour Production" to reflect this fact.
- TV Times synopsis: Fancy meeting you!
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,200,000 homes (2nd place).
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