Episode 1308
Production code P694/308
ITV transmission date 30th July 1973 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Harry Driver
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Ed Buziak
Director Stephen Butcher
Producer Eric Prytherch
Previous episode 25th July 1973
Next episode 1st August 1973


An unconscious Elsie is rushed to hospital. Emily wants to help Betty behind the bar of the Rovers but Ernie doesn't approve. Alan tries to get in touch with Sheila when Elsie is late home. Ken stimulates Elaine Perkins by talking about censorship. Elsie has a frontal fracture of the skull and severe concussion and can't be identified. Alan and Len get drunk while waiting for Elsie. Alan manages to get hold of Sheila by telephone at 1am. Not knowing what's going on, Sheila covers for Elsie by telling Alan she missed her train back from Sheffield and is sleeping.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The Howards are spending their wedding anniversary apart.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,200,000 homes (3rd place).
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