The play is reviewed in the paper. Annie is described as a competent Lady Bracknell. Bet reminds her that she leaves next week to take a summer job at a holiday camp in Morecambe. With Hilda continually turning up late, Annie feels her staff are unreliable and warns Bet that she may not keep her job open. Rita feels the strain of living with heartbroken Lucille. Gertie’s nephew Gary Turner arrives for a visit. The residents are disturbed by the noise of the lorries serving the warehouse. Stan sends for an application form for a job cleaning on a Caribbean cruise liner, the Monte Umber. Hilda hits him over the head with it when she sees it; she needs a rest, not more skivvying. Lucille tells Billy that she and Danny have split up and she's living with Rita. Billy passes the news onto Annie. Hilda doesn't want the job as it's at nights and she won't see any sunshine. Stan tells her it'll be too hot during the day. Gary admits he’s fallen out with his parents. Gertie agrees he can stay as long as he tells them where he is. Annie wants Lucille back living at the Rovers but tells Billy she must ask for herself. Stan hears from one of the drivers that the warehouse lorries are going to be loaded every night from now on.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Janet Barlow - Judith Barker
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug, hallway and back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and front bedroom
- Community Centre flat
- The Kabin
- After a three-week period of sharing the role of producer with Eric Prytherch, Susi Hush took over the role in her own right from this episode onwards.
- A customer in the Kabin is uncredited, despite having a line of dialogue.
- TV Times synopsis: Hilda finds out just what kind of "holiday" Stan has planned for her.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,358,000 homes (6th place).
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