|ITV transmission date||29th March 1972 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Script editor||Malcolm Lynch|
|Previous episode||27th March 1972|
|Next episode||3rd April 1972|
A sulking Albert reopens negotiations when Ken tells him he'll pay £3 a week for board and lodging at No. 1. Ernie shaves off his beard but keeps a moustache. Emily asks him to get rid of that as well. The residents plan a stag and hen party. Ray tells Vicki he's fallen for her and arranges for her to lodge with Elsie. Albert finally allows Ken to move in. Ernie and Emily mollify Ena when they ask her to arrange the seating plan at the wedding reception and choose the hymns. The men take Ernie on a pub crawl starting at The Flying Horse whilst Annie lays on a party for Emily. Ernie gets drunk and is horrified when Stan reveals Emily jilted Leonard Swindley eight years previously.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Three years before first appearing as Fred Gee, Fred Feast appears as another character called Fred, a barman at The Flying Horse. No indication is given in the episode that it is the same character as Fred Gee. He also appeared in Episode 1145 (5th January 1972).
- Bill, a slightly drunken piano player at The Flying Horse who makes a speech wishing Ernie Bishop luck with his wedding, was uncredited.
- TV Times synopsis: Wedding eve parties for the Stags and the Hens.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,550,000 homes (6th place).
Ray Langton: "We used to have a barometer that could tell when me dad was coming home from the boozer. It used to say 'fair', 'cloudy' or 'duck'."
|March 1972 episodes|
|Wed 1st • Mon 6th • Wed 8th • Mon 13th • Wed 15th • Mon 20th • Wed 22nd • Mon 27th • Wed 29th|