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|ITV transmission date||24th January 1973 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Director||June Wyndham Davies|
|Executive Producer||H.V. Kershaw|
|Previous episode||22nd January 1973|
|Next episode||29th January 1973|
Elsie wonders if Ray has seen Len that morning. Jacko is offered a job by a man named Stanley Fowler in Oakhill who has read his story in the Gazette. Norma would rather he had something closer to home. Len is short-tempered with Alf when he asks him to intercede with Maggie on his behalf. Minnie snubs Ena in the Rovers. Ena asks Bet, Rita and Norma how Minnie's been behaving while she's been away. Maggie tells Alf she's not yet made a decision. He promises to make inquiries about Mr Fowler. Lucille annoys Annie when she refuses to look after the pub for the evening so she can visit Nellie Harvey. Elsie delights in winding up Ray that when Len catches up with him he's going to thump him. Minnie calls on Ena but won't tell her what's wrong. A worried Ray asks Rita to explain to Len that there's nothing between them but she refuses. He goes to the yard where Len tells him Elsie's been pulling his leg. He also tells him that it's him who's going to be doing the Huddersfield job. Annie bores the regulars with talk of being Mayoress. Jacko takes the Oakhill job, as resident chauffeur and handyman. Minnie questions Ena as to whether she's ever done anything in life to stop her getting to heaven. Left alone in the flat, Minnie takes the letter she found. Norma is pleased when she hears that Fowler is also an ex-con who wants to give Jacko a second chance. Alan promises to deal with Jimmy Frazer when he returns next week. Annie takes Lucille to task for being late for her evening meal. Having had enough of being treated like a child, she packs and leaves home.
- Norma Ford - Diana Davies
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- Corner Shop - Shop and back room
- Community Centre flat
- Fairclough and Langton - Office and yard
- TV Times synopsis: A puzzling return and an unexpected departure.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,057,000 homes (9th place).
|January 1973 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th
Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st