Annie organises a Preston Guild trip from the Rovers in competition to the one that Albert is organising from the Community Centre. Rita turns up at the Rovers to see Len and tells him about Alec Gilroy's offer. Jacko tells Norma he's innocent of the break-in in Longsight and doesn't have an alibi as he was sleeping rough at the time. Rita auditions for Alec. Norma refuses to give Jacko a false alibi. Maggie believes he didn't do the jewellers. Annie is furious when Albert asks her to advertise the centre's trip to Preston. She tears up his poster in front of him. Alf and Emily are surprised when they hear about it and reveal that Albert is organising the trip off his own back without their involvement. They think Annie should cancel the Rovers' trip as not everybody drinks. Billy refuses to tell Annie for them. Norma thinks Jacko carried out the break-in as he knows the street the jewellers is on even though she didn't tell him of her suspicions. Rita cooks for the lads at No.9. Ray and Jerry don't like her. Alf and Emily sheepishly suggest Annie cancels the Rovers' outing but she won't hear of it. They return with Albert and are forced to come down against her. The police take Jacko in for questioning.
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Norma Ford - Diana Davies
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop - Shop and back room
- Despite appearing many times as PC Jimmie Conway, Colin Edwynn is credited as a "Policeman" in this episode and is referred to as "Big George" by Jacko Ford.
- TV Times synopsis: Jacko Ford puts Norma in a spot.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,900,000 homes (2nd place).
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