Hilda tells Annie that Stan is having trouble adjusting to not working night shifts. Hilda tries to gossip with Bet as to why Annie won’t talk about the cruise but gets nowhere with her. Ray is furious that Stan is late for work but he can do nothing about it. Albert thinks the census form invades his privacy. Olive Rowe tries to talk to Ken in front of student Nick Turner. The sixth former takes the mickey out of him, saying it’s obvious she’s after him. Albert annoys everyone complaining about the census. Billy warns him it will cost him a £50 fine if he doesn’t complete it. Ray can’t track Stan down. Elsie suggests Hilda finds out what she can at Harold Dewhurst’s shop on Victoria Street. Stan spends his time supping in the Rovers instead of working. Bet helps Albert fill in his census form. Olive tries to manipulate Emily to get closer to Ken when she hears that she lives on Coronation Street. She agrees to meet her and Ernie in the Rovers for a drink. Hilda makes two trips to the butchers but finds nothing. Elsie tells Hilda she saw Harold with another woman outside the upmarket Pack Horse. Ken isn’t pleased to see Olive in the Rovers. Hilda is annoyed to find that Stan is out for the night in Ray’s van. Olive manoeuvres Ernie and Emily and ends up spending the evening with Ken on the pretext of reading the twins a story. Emily isn’t happy at being used by her.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Elsie Tanner")
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Fairclough and Langton - Yard and office
- Camera Shop
- Granston Technical College - Staff room
- Three years before making his debut as Fred Gee, Fred Feast appears as an extra in scenes in the Rovers.
- TV Times synopsis: In which Annie, for once, says nothing!
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,900,000 homes (1st place).
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