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Episode 1382 (15th April 1974)

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Episode 1382
Production code P694/382
ITV transmission date 15th April 1974 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Kay McManus
Designer Knowles Bentley
Director Laurence Moody
Producer Susi Hush
Eric Prytherch
Previous episode 10th April 1974
Next episode 17th April 1974


Preparations for the play get Ernie down. Mavis lets herself be bullied by the prop benefactors into giving them tickets. Albert doesn't want to help out as he doesn't like Oscar Wilde. Lucille and Danny make up after their row over Annie. Minnie tells Alf she's not putting Ena up anymore when she returns from St. Anne's; it is up to him to find her somewhere to live. Lucille pushes Danny for his future plans and asks if he wants to get married eventually. He thinks Annie prepped her. She tells him she loves him. Alf asks Albert if he'd 'foster' Ena. He says it'll happen over his dead body. Annie goes away for the weekend leaving Ernie in the lurch. Alf has to play Lady Bracknell in the rehearsal. Gertie tells Minnie should let Ena live in her front parlour, and store her furniture at the Community Centre. Ernie grows exasperated with his cast, telling them they aren't injecting any life into the lines. Lucille is shocked when Danny's wife Sandra turns up.


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  • In studio chatter over the countdown clock, Stephen Hancock can be heard telling someone "I didn't know you were going to do that."
  • TV Times synopsis: Who is Lucille's unexpected caller?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,900,000 homes (16th place). This somewhat low figure in comparison to surrounding episodes is explained by this edition being transmitted on Easter Monday - a public holiday.
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