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|ITV transmission date||21st March 1973 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Previous episode||19th March 1973|
|Next episode||26th March 1973|
Norma rows with Beattie Pearson over her weekly £5 from Jerry, saying it's blood money. Ena agrees with Norma that Albert is probably behind it but refuses to tackle him. Ken tells Rita that Vincent Baxter, the children's officer, has been asking him about Terry Bates but he didn't give her away. He threatened anyone involved with six-month imprisonment or £100 fine or both. The photograph has arrived at No.11 but Alan's not in it. Albert tells Norma he knows nothing about the money and asks her to send Jerry round tonight. At Lucille's suggestion, Elsie shows the photo to Len. He shows her that he has the same tattoo and explains it's the number of the Chief Petty Officer's daughter, Lil, but he refuses to say more. Rita asks Len to come round. Len tells Alan that Elsie and Lucille know about the number but he span them a tale. Len tells Rita he can't help her with the trouble she's in and persuades her to call Mr Baxter. Terry is taken away with no stain on Rita's character. She breaks down and Len comforts her. Albert tells Jerry to keep his money; they'll be no compensation claim as he's suffered more than him. Albert demands the £5-a-week claim paper off Beattie. She is disgusted. They row and packs to leave. Alan tells Elsie and Lucille that Pompey Lil was a cipher expert who had to be sent urgent messages. They're not convinced. Ken is delighted to see Beattie leave. Len gets a letter saying that CORGI are sending an inspector round. Rita gives up The Capricorn. Maggie gets a telegram - "lover boy" is arriving tomorrow: she is baffled.
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Norma Ford - Diana Davies
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Rita Littlewood's bedsit and communal hallway
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie finds out the truth about Alan's mystery tattoo…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,050,000 homes (5th place).
|March 1973 episodes|
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