Episode 1120
Production code P694/120
ITV transmission date 11th October 1971 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Tony Perrin
Writer Tony Perrin
Designer Eugene Ferguson
Director Roger Tucker
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 6th October 1971
Next episode 13th October 1971


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.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Len Fairclough (to Ray Langton): “You know when you drop a subtle hint, it's like a factory chimney being demolished.”


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.”

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