Albert tells Ken he's ashamed and hurt by him. Ken refuses to marry another Val to please Albert. Ken makes a date with Rita. At the pool, the residents cheer for Mavis. Albert shames Ken into going to Glasgow. Mavis nearly collapses after eighteen lengths. Albert doesn't tell Rita that Ken has gone and she is stood up.


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  • Location OB recording for the scenes at the Mason Street Baths took place at the Galleon Outdoor Pool on Manchester Road in Didsbury. The pool closed in the early 1980s and is now part of the Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club.
  • As Mavis and the others return from the swimming, we see Elsie getting hit in the back of the head by a camera, immediately afterwards Pat Phoenix scorns at the crew while trying to keep a straight face.
  • TV Times synopsis: Mavis gets in the swim - but Rita gets stood up.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,850,000 homes (5th place).
  • This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1970-1979, released on 25th July 2005.
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