Ritchie Levitt tells Maggie he has good news for Norma about her dad. Ray and Sue get caught in the rain at Heaton Park. Hilda finds out about what Elsie is having done at No.11 when she sees the bath getting taken in. Elsie wants black wallpaper in the bathroom. Norma discovers Jacko is coming out next week and knows where she lives. Sue takes Ray home to meet her father Tommy and he and Ray take the mickey out of Sue's poshness. Hilda and Elsie argue over Hilda's snide comments about the bathroom suite. Maggie realises Norma is lying to her when she denies seeing Ritchie. Maggie tells her she can't believe anything she says as her stories about her dad are full of inconsistencies. When Maggie threatens her with the sack, Norma admits that her dad is not in a miner's home but in Strangeways.


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  • This episode carries no director credit, either on-screen or in TV Times.
  • Location filming was carried out at Heaton Park in Manchester for the scenes with Ray and Sue Silcock. The setting is not explicitly named although Heaton Park's Temple is seen prominently.
  • TV Times synopsis: Norma gets good news.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,400,000 homes (8th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Hilda Ogden: (about Elsie Howard): "I've always said that woman were a Jezebel. And this is proof of it. I mean why else would anybody want a pink bath?"

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