|ITV transmission date||31st January 1972 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||26th January 1972|
|Next episode||2nd February 1972|
Ken visits Mrs Bates. She accuses him of making Terry feel small by visiting her. He tells her he just wants Terry to do well. Alan is nervous when Laura Howard entertains him. Mrs Bates promises not to work Terry too hard. Laura blames Alan for Mark being unstable. Annie is delighted when Billy agrees to work at the Rovers and be on the pay roll. Alan promises to see Mark. Laura promises Alan there are no strings attached to the loan. Stan is scared of flying but Hilda looks forward to Paris.
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Mrs Bates - Barbara Mullaney
- First appearance of Rita Littlewood since 2nd December 1964 although the character was re-introduced and credited initially as "Mrs Bates" and her connection with the character of eight years previously was only disclosed slowly as she became a permanent fixture in the programme.
- Len Fairclough (Peter Adamson) is credited but does not appear.
- The poem that Albert Tatlock reads in the Rovers snug is the first two verses of Son by Robert W. Service.
- TV Times synopsis: Alan and Ken make tricky visits.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,750,000 homes (5th place).
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