Sandra Burrows turns out to be a demure woman who doesn't mind that Lucille is living with Danny. She's after maintenance money as she hasn't had anything from Danny for six weeks and was laid off from work last week. Ernie starts behaving like a tyrant and calls his cast monumentally uninteresting. Jerry moves Minnie's furniture across the road to make room for Ena's. Sandra tells Lucille that she and Danny have only been parted for six months and she'll have to wait eighteen months for a divorce; she dumped him because he didn't want children. Lucille feels sorry for her and gives her £5. Ernie takes away everyone's scripts to force them to learn the lines. Minnie is annoyed that she has to put her furniture in storage because of Ena and thinks about getting an Alsatian to put her off. Lucille looks for a commitment from Danny and asks why he lied about how long the divorce would take. When she's met with indifference, she packs and leaves. Albert gets the impression that Ena plans to move in with him. Gertie and Minnie put him right when he goes on about it. Ernie walks out of rehearsals as his cast treat the show as a big laugh. Emily takes over the production, to their delight. Lucille doesn't want Annie to know she and Danny have split so Gertie goes in to fetch Rita for her. Rita lets her stay at the Kabin flat. Ena calls Minnie at the Rovers to tell her she's staying longer in St. Anne's as Mr. Foster is unwell again.
- 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 - Front and back rooms
- Community Centre - Large hall
- Danny Burrows's bedsit
- Elizabeth Dawn appears as an extra in scenes in the Rovers, four months before making her debut as Vera Duckworth.
- TV Times synopsis: "The Importance of Being Earnest" gets to be too much for Ernest.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,500,000 homes (4th place).
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