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|ITV transmission date||10th May 1972 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Script editor||Malcolm Lynch|
|Previous episode||8th May 1972|
|Next episode||15th May 1972|
Archie goes to the Town Hall to get planning permission for the porch. Hilda gives him Stan's suit. The residents think they have no chance and Hilda gets annoyed when Albert and Minnie ask for the wood when it's taken down. Billy and Ray plan to use the shop flat as a love nest in Maggie's absence, and trick the key off Alf. Betty and Lucille realise what Billy is up to and refuse to let him away from the Rovers but Lucille agrees to swap shifts with him when he pays her. Rita entertains Len after getting Terry out of the way. The girls stand Billy and Ray up by going off with Yankee officers and they can't find anyone else to spend the evening with. Councillor Warburton tells Archie the porch has to come down. Ray and Billy get drunk on their own. Warburton asks Emily if Len's interest in local government is waning. She suggests he asks Len instead of snooping. Alf tells Betty that Rita's house is due for demolition and Len is on the housing committee, hence the reason he thinks she's showing an interest in him. Hilda discovers the porch is missing.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Rita Bates - Barbara Mullaney
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 15a Coronation Street - Bedroom
- Harry Bates's house - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: Two gay bachelors prepare a love-nest - but all the birds fly away!
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,200,000 homes (6th place).
|May 1972 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th
Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st