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|ITV transmission date||12th January 1972 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Script editor||Malcolm Lynch|
|Previous episode||10th January 1972|
|Next episode||17th January 1972|
Lucille and Lorraine Binks ask Ernie to do their publicity photos. Emily tells Ernie she feels they ought to turn down such business. The girls refer Ernie to their agent, Ray. Billy gives Alan £112.20, his share of the profits, and tells him that if he can come up with £2,500 the garage is his, even though the buyer has offered £2,750. Alan asks for 48 hours, even though he doesn’t know where he’s going to get the funds. Elsie asks Maggie if she’s heard anything about the garage and is told about the sale and Alan’s redundancy. Len sympathises with Alan’s predicament and blames Billy but he can’t help him financially. Alan refuses to ask Dave Smith for financial help. Annie worries how Billy will earn a living once the garage is sold. Emily is shocked when she develops some of the photos that Ernie took on his assignment. Ray gets the girls a booking in a club on the other side of Oldham. Emily makes Ernie a bowl of gruel to a recipe that Auntie May likes but he throws it in the bin when her back is turned. He gets exasperated that he and Emily can’t go out and leave Auntie May alone. Len tells Elsie about Alan’s need for the money. Maggie is tired and needs a permanent assistant. Annie is tired of the gossip about Billy turning Alan on to the streets. Billy tells Len that his creditors are threatening him and Annie overhears. Mr Vine tells Alan that no one will lend him money. Elsie calls at the garage and asks Alan to come home. He agrees.
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street- Back room/kitchen
- Camera Shop
- Camera Shop Flat
- Canal Garage and office
- TV Times synopsis: Alan fights for his future
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,900,000 homes (2nd place).
|January 1972 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th • Mon 31st|