Jerry, Len and Ray go to Harrison's Supermarket to get their own individual shopping and compare what they spent with each other. Maggie questions Len as to why they aren't using the Corner Shop and Alf takes the mickey out of them. Emily gets despondent at Auntie May's attitude. While Ray is interested in Brenda the checkout girl, Len gets used to the unfamiliar experience of supermarket shopping. Maggie apologises to Betty and they make up. Len puts luxury goods in his basket. Alan and Ken pull Ernie's leg about coming to a decision about the wedding. Cyril and Betty mistake Maggie's apology for a hint that they're still in with a chance for the shop. Cyril tells an infuriated Annie that he thinks the shop should sell alcohol. The three men go through the checkout: Len's bill comes to £5.92, Ray's £5.30 and Jerry's £3.44. In an attempt to retain her monopoly on alcohol selling, Annie makes a firm offer for the shop on Lucille's behalf. Emily and Ernie decide on an Easter wedding when Ernie decides that May can live with them in his house. Having made his point, Jerry demands £6 a week off Ray and Len or else he's packing in housekeeping. Gordon offers to lend Maggie money to buy Irma out but Maggie thinks it's his wedding money. Lucille is suspicious that Annie is up to something. Emily tells Ernie that Auntie May refuses to live with them so the wedding is off again.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Cyril Turpin - William Moore
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop and back room
- Camera Shop
- Harrison's Supermarket and road outside.
- TV Times synopsis: A take-over bid at the corner shop - and the "odd trio" go shopping elsewhere.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,900,000 homes (7th place).
|February 1972 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th|