Episode 1178
Production code P694/178
ITV transmission date 1st May 1972 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
John Temple
Script editor Malcolm Lynch
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Eugene Ferguson
Director Eric Prytherch
Producer Brian Armstrong
Previous episode 26th April 1972
Next episode 3rd May 1972


Archie Crabtree, Hilda's brother turns up to look after her while Stan is in hospital. He is as lazy as Stan. Wilfred Perkins warns Ken about his involvement with Rita. Maggie starts to feel lonely. Alf thinks she should take a break. Hilda has plans for the outside of No.13 with Archie staying. Rita turns up at the Rovers. Hilda and Archie decide on a porch. Terry Bates tells Rita about Perkins wanting to see her and she goes off to school.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Ken Barlow: "Mrs Bates isn't a bad mother, or a stupid one. Just a bit happy-go-lucky."


Hilda Ogden (about Annie Walker): "She thinks having a bit of imagination's her special purgative."


Maggie Clegg: "I've started lying awake at night thinking of all the things I've never done, all the places I haven't been to, and some of the daft things I 'av done."

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