Rita kids on to Mavis to be wary of Len and Ray before she goes to Sunday tea at No.9. Ray is deliriously happy at his pools win. Elsie nags Alan to trim his moustache. Hilda checks their pools coupon and realises the syndicate has 23 points. Stan looks concerned. Elsie messes up Alan's moustache and cuts it too closely. Stan tries to give his, Bet and Alan's pools money to Len without saying what it is but it's waved aside. Ken tells Glyn that he disapproves of the fruit machine that's been installed in the public. Hilda tells a stunned Bet that the syndicate's win has come up. Ray takes a girl out in the park. Rita does Mavis's make-up before sending her off for her meal. Alan has to shave all of his moustache off. Albert wins tokens off the fruit machine and can't get them exchanged for cash. He has no housekeeping money left and pushes Alan and Ken to exchange them for cash. Jerry is on pins as Mavis comes round. She tries to get Len to stay with them as a chaperone but fails. Hilda annoys Elsie playing loud rumba music. She calls round to row with her and hears about the syndicate win. She counsels caution until they know exactly how much the win is. Mavis and Jerry enjoy their meal. He pleases her when he tells her he hopes her parents get used to the idea of not seeing her every Sunday. The syndicate dream of their riches. Glyn tells Betty not to underestimate him on his plans for the Rovers. Ray tells Maggie and Norma that as his was the only syndicate money that was paid over, he's keeping all of the winnings.
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Norma Ford - Diana Davies
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- The Kabin
- Heaton Park and boating lake
- This episode marks the 1,000th appearance of Peter Adamson in the role of Len Fairclough. He was the third actor in the programme to achieve this milestone after Doris Speed in Episode 1253 (17th January 1973) and Patricia Phoenix in Episode 1266 (5th March 1973).
- The scenes of Ray Langton and an unidentified girl at Heaton Park boating lake were set to incidental music.
- During the closing titles, recorded over the doors of the Rovers, they open briefly and the sound of the celebrating syndicate can be heard from within.
- TV Times synopsis: Who's coming to tea at the Faircloughs?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,000,000 homes (10th place).
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