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|ITV transmission date||25th February 1974 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Previous episode||20th February 1974|
|Next episode||27th February 1974|
Annie stops the party as the news is broken to Betty. Stuart Draper puts a note on the car outside the garage telling of Billy's crookedness. Billy tows the car away. Emily and Ernie start the Rovers Amateur Dramatic Association (RADA) up. Betty feels she caused Cyril's death by hurrying him to come to the party. She becomes confused. Billy tells Draper he hasn't a leg to stand on legally. Draper manically drives the car into the Rovers' door, smashing it.
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Living room
- Canal Street
- Canal Garage
- Elizabeth Dawn appears as an uncredited extra, several months before her debut as Vera Duckworth.
- The location OB shots of Canal Street were recorded on Lower Byrom Street in Manchester. The buildings which, in part, comprise the Canal Garage have since been demolished and now form the entrance to the Museum of Science and Industry. The chapel at the end of the road still stands and is located on Liverpool Road.
- TV Times synopsis: Betty meets tragedy face to face, while Annie collides with trouble on her doorstep.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,850,000 homes (5th place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1970-1979, released on 25th July 2005.
|February 1974 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|