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|ITV transmission date||7th April 1971 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Executive Producer||H.V. Kershaw|
|Previous episode||5th April 1971|
|Next episode||12th April 1971|
Alan leaves work to attend to some business. Albert tells Billy about Alan being with a woman. Billy doesn't want to know. Ken takes Bet on to look after Susan and Peter. She alters her hours at the Rovers so she can have the days free. Barbara Bromley turns up at the garage and waits for Alan. Billy starts warning her off Alan but she explains he was selling her car and buying a new one and she's here to pay him £25. Billy tells Alan the business should go through the garage. Alan realises Elsie is suspicious and gets her to ask about Barbara before telling her the truth. Elsie wishes he'd said something earlier but he had to wait until the deal went through. Lucille accuses Billy of favouritism in giving Bet dinners off. Ken is surprised how capable Bet is. Ray and Irma decide to teach Stan a lesson when they discover he sleeps during his night watchman's work at Hulmes Bakery.
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Elsie Tanner")
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 3 Coronation Street - Back rooms
- 11 Coronation Street - Back rooms, hallway/stairs
- Canal Garage
- This episode was Geoffrey Lancashire's last script for the programme until 28th January 1981.
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie wonders just how "funny" Alan's business is.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,850,000 homes (2nd place).
Bet Lynch: "People play the roles they're cast in."
|April 1971 episodes|
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