Episode 1310
Production code P694/310
ITV transmission date 6th August 1973 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Harry Driver
Writer Brian Finch
Director Nick Burrell-Davis
Producer Eric Prytherch
Previous episode 1st August 1973
Next episode 8th August 1973


Len and Lucille wonder if Elsie is playing away. Elsie's picture is circulated in newspapers to help identify her. Bet returns from holidaying in Blackpool. Rita tells Len that Elsie isn't worth worrying about. Wilfred Perkins tries to matchmake between Ken and Elaine. Alan erupts on Lucille when he returns from Sheffield without Elsie, thinking she knows more than she's letting on. She swears she only knows what Sheila told her. Alan apologises and phones friends to trace Elsie. Len suggests Dennis Maxwell. Alan discovers Dennis is now in Manchester. Ken has plans to settle down with Elaine.


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  • An uncredited speaking part in this episode is Mr Johnson, who is brought to the hospital after recognising Elsie's picture in the newspaper. Mr Johnson thinks she might be his missing wife but on seeing Elsie, tells WPC Tomlin that he doesn't know her.
  • TV Times synopsis: What will Alan do when he finds out about Elsie?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,550,000 homes (2nd place).
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