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 own 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.
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug
- 5 Coronation Street - Back room, hallway, front room
- Community Centre - Large hall
- Danny Burrows's bedsit
- 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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