Episode 1183
Production code P694/183
ITV transmission date 17th May 1972 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
John Temple
Script editor Malcolm Lynch
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Knowles Bentley
Director Colin Cant
Producer Brian Armstrong
Previous episode 15th May 1972
Next episode 22nd May 1972


Stan celebrates his fiftieth birthday in hospital. Sid Bolton tells Billy the brewery is interested in modernising the Rovers but they need a landlord with modern ideas. The Bates are offered a flat but need a marriage certificate and they reveal to Len that they are not really married - and Harry Bates has a wife. Len refuses to pull strings for them and is annoyed at being lied to. Hilda gets a telegram revealing that Stan is on his way home. Hilda tells Archie he'll have to leave. Ernie pushes ahead with the Street band idea. Harry Bates kicks Rita out and she dumps herself on Len.


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