|ITV transmission date||7th March 1962 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||5th March 1962|
|Next episode||12th March 1962|
Dennis sells more tickets than seats and the concert is over-booked. Ena discovers that the performers, the "Blue Streak Rockets", were banned and the police tell them they cannot perform. The Walkers go to a Brewery Dance, planning to stay the night in a plush hotel. Ena locks the piano lid but Minnie opens it with a hair pin. She entertains the audience of four hundred with constant renditions of Goodbye, Dolly Gray. Captain Johnson and his troupe break down but send the sealions, Bunny and Sherry on. Dennis has to cancel the concert, causing an uproar. Ena gets drunk with the Rockets. Dennis is stuck with the Rockets and sealions for the night. He gets the Rovers' key off Concepta and installs them in the pub. The Walkers return home to find sealions in the bath and the Rockets in their bed.
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Concepta Hewitt - Doreen Keogh
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug, landing and bathroom
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Mission of Glad Tidings
- Unknown hotel - Reception
- Last appearance of Dennis Tanner until 15th April 1963.
- As related by H.V. Kershaw in his 1981 autobiography The Street Where I Live, the denouement of this episode was based on a famous cartoon in The New Yorker by James Thurber from the 1930s with the caption ""All right, have it your way - you heard a seal bark!"
- TV Times synopsis: Dennis Tanner - Mr. Show Business himself - is waiting for the curtain to ring up on his Spectacular for the Over Sixties' Charity Concert when trouble hits the guest stars on their way to the Big Show.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,127,000 homes (1st place).
- This episode was included on the following commercial releases:
|March 1962 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|