|ITV transmission date||5th January 1972 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||3rd January 1972|
|Next episode||10th January 1972|
Betty blames the Ogdens for Irma's disappearance. Billy tells Annie he's back for a while. Ivy and Edna worry about Elsie. She agrees to go out with them to the Red Lion Hotel where barman Fred stops drunken Harry Mascall from bothering her. Annie entertains Gerald and tells him she only wants a friendship. Billy tells Annie that the Chiswick garage fell through and he owes £3,000. Elsie returns alone to No.11, watched by Alan.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Edna Gee - Mavis Rogerson
- Nellie Harvey - Mollie Sugden
- Kitty Stonely - Stella Moray
- Lt.Commander Prince - David Davies
- Fred - Fred Feast
- Harry Mascall - John Barrard
- Three years before first appearing as Fred Gee, Fred Feast appears as another character called Fred, a barman at The Red Lion. No indication is given in the episode that it is the same character as Fred Gee. He also appeared in Episode 1169 (29th March 1972).
- Ivy Tilsley's husband is spoken of as Jack. The character would appear in Episode 1534 (29th September 1975) before Peter Dudley made his debut as Bert Tilsley in Episode 1881 (29th January 1979).
- TV Times synopsis: In which Billy makes Alan wonder.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,700,000 homes (4th place).
Betty Turpin: "Ask anyone about the Ogdens and what'll be the first words you hear? Shiftless, idle and ignorant."
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