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Episode 1316 (27th August 1973)

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Episode 1316
Production code P694/316
ITV transmission date 27th August 1973 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Harry Driver
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Ed Buziak
Director Quentin Lawrence
Producer Eric Prytherch
Previous episode 22nd August 1973
Next episode 29th August 1973


Ray decides he's going to be referee at the bowling match. Annie puts Jack's tankard up as a trophy for the winner. Albert and Betty coach their teams (Betty, Rita, Norma and Mavis vs Albert, Ernie, Ken and Jerry), refusing to call it a friendly match. The Howards return. The first heat of the match is a draw so Rita and Ernie have a play off. Rita, in a tight skirt, tries to put Ernie off but he is steadfast and wins. The ladies forfeit is to produce a cabaret in drag.


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  • TV Times synopsis: A tricky game on the green - and a tricky reception for Elsie in the Street.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 4,900,000 homes (20th place). This Bank Holiday episode gained the lowest ratings of the year of the episodes which made the top twenty.
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