Irma is back in the Street from Llandudno, glad to be back. Emily is getting annoyed about Lucille's lax attitude towards finding a job. Jerry looks for work at the warehouse. Ray doesn't want Jerry back at Fairclough and Langton as there isn't enough work for them all. Albert gets on at Alf to let him give a class on horticulture at the centre. With Annie away, Emily tackles Lucille about her carefree attitude on the dole. She tells her it's none of her business. Betty thinks she will become permanently workshy. Jerry doesn't find anything at the warehouse. Len buys him drinks. He doesn't like him living in a working men's hostel and offers him lodgings at No.9 for £3 a week, full board. Jerry insists on £4. Yvonne makes Ken talk about how much he misses Val to gauge what kind of relationship he expects with her. He insists she's not a replacement for Val. Emily catches Lucille taking 50p from the Rovers' till and stops her. Bet tells Ray that Jerry is going to be lodging at No.9. Jerry bemoans his lot in life and Len tells him not to get discouraged. Ray doesn't think Jerry can afford £4 a week. He and Len are embarrassed when Jerry insists on paying upfront, only to find himself 11p short.
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Mark Brittain Warehouse - Loading bay
- Fairclough and Langton - Yard
- Community Centre - Small hall and corridor
- First appearance of Irma Barlow since 28th July 1971 as Sandra Gough took unauthorised time off from the programme citing illness. In reality, she wanted to spend time with her new husband Miguel Mayor.
- The scenes on the Grape Street set were OB recorded.
- TV Times synopsis: All play for Lucille, and no work for Jerry.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,100,000 homes (8th place).
Ena Sharples: “The good constitution's a great blessing, its something to be guarded first and foremost. Give 'em good health and quick wits, and the pounds and the pence'll look after themselves.”
|October 1971 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|