Bet and Len wait for their turn to be called. Yvonne refuses to give Ken an answer. Mr Sanderson finishes the prosecution evidence and Mr Cotsen asks for a witness to be called who will present evidence of provocation. Bet is called. A nervous Stan and Hilda ask after Jerry and get the sharp end of Ray's tongue. Annie threatens to bar all of them. Bet gives evidence of what happened in the Rovers. Sanderson gets Bet to admit that the punch was a hard one. Len is called by Cotsen as a character witness. Annie says that although she hopes Jerry gets off she condemns him for violence. Len speaks of Jerry’s honesty. Cotsen and Sanderson sum up and the magistrates retire to consider their verdict. Len isn’t sure what the verdict will be. The Chairman states that for a man like Jerry who wants to work to be unemployed is immoral but they condemn him for losing his temper. They conditionally discharge him for twelve months. Jerry is relieved as he goes for a drink with Len and Bet. Stan feels bad about events. Yvonne would have liked to have married Ken but doesn't feel she can be a replacement for Val. They part. Jerry agrees to let bygones be bygones with Stan, though Ray and Len thinks he’s let them off lightly. Radio Manchester want Albert on their programme and not Ena. A report in the paper says Ernie has been arrested in Spain after an “orgy on a Spanish beach”.
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Yvonne Chappell - Alex Marshall
- Court Usher - Joseph Holroyd
- Mr. Cotsen - David Garth
- Chairman of the Magistrates - Lloyd Lamble
- Mr. Sanderson - Harry Beety
- Clerk of the Court - Anthony Higginson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Court - Courtroom No.1 and corridor
- Canalside pub
- Baytree Hotel - Exterior
- In the bar of the Rovers, Minnie Caldwell and Alf Roberts discuss the long-running BBC radio programme In Town Tonight which ran from 1933 to 1960. They specifically mention its famous theme music, The Knightsbridge March and mention its composer Eric Coates by name.
- The scenes outside the canalside pub and the Baytree Hotel were film recorded.
- TV Times synopsis: The verdict for Jerry - and Ken.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,700,000 homes (2nd place).
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