|ITV transmission date||16th August 1972 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Executive Producer||H.V. Kershaw|
|Previous episode||14th August 1972|
|Next episode||21st August 1972|
Billy is waiting for the man caught in Bessie Street to be charged before he'll believe that Stan is innocent. Jerry tells Len that Rita isn't steady enough for him. Benny presents Rita with an expensive engagement ring. The Ogdens talk about moving as Stan loses some customers. After they receive anonymous hate mail, Hilda decides to fight her ground and decides a put a notice in the Gazette threatening legal action against slanderers. Jerry tells Benny that he was wrong and that Len has real feelings for Rita. The Ogdens read of the arrest of Edwin Ferguson - the real peeping Tom. Hilda storms round to the Rovers with the paper. Benny asks to see Len and tells him that he's not certain Rita wants to marry him and that she and Len are meant for each other. He wants Len to confess his feelings to Rita. A shame-faced Billy calls at No.13 and apologises but Stan and Hilda feel no better. Len tells Rita that Benny is backing out and leaving the field open for him. He confesses he needs her and Rita goes off with him, leaving a disappointed Benny behind.
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug
- 9 Coronation Street
- 13 Coronation Street
- Benny Lewis's flat
- Violet Carson (Ena Sharples), Stephen Hancock (Ernest Bishop) and Eileen Derbyshire (Emily Bishop) are all credited but do not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Rita gets an engagement ring - from the wrong man.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,966,000 homes (8th place).
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