Episode 120
Production code P228/120
ITV transmission date 5th February 1962 (Monday)
Stories by Vince Powell
Harry Driver
Editor John Finch
Writer Tony Warren
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Christopher McMaster
Producer Derek Granger
Previous episode 31st January 1962
Next episode 7th February 1962


Dennis shares his £32 winnings with Elsie. The residents' pipes freeze and the coal man doesn't arrive. Dennis agrees to defrost Minnie's pipes with a blow torch for two buckets of coal as Elsie chops up the furniture for heat. The heat of the blowtorch makes the pipes burst and Minnie's house is flooded.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Elsie Tanner finds something unexpected in the kitty and Dennis has to confess the truth. There is a freeze-up at Minnie Caldwell's and once again the ever-helpful Dennis Tanner goes along to lend a hand - with surprising results.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,660,000 homes (2nd place).
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