Episode 135
Production code P228/135
ITV transmission date 28th March 1962 (Wednesday)
Stories by Vince Powell
Harry Driver
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Howard Baker
Producer Derek Granger
Previous episode 26th March 1962
Next episode 2nd April 1962


Jack nurses his dying eighty-seven year old mother in Barnsley. Len does foreigners around the area. Ena is diagnosed as having had a mild stroke and of hitting her head as she fell, causing concussion. During the night she lay in the Mission she contracted hypostatic pneumonia. Len puts a fireplace in for Elsie and sets the tongues wagging. Martha and Minnie go to visit Ena but she doesn't seem to recognise them.


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  • TV Times synopsis: After their rift with Ena, Minnie and Martha now find themselves rallying round their old friend in her time of need. But further down the street the local gossips have something more to talk about when they see Len Fairclough sneaking through Elsie's back door.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,024,000 homes (joint 1st place with Episode 134).
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