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Episode 138 (9th April 1962)

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Episode 138
Production code P228/138
ITV transmission date 9th April 1962 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer John Finch
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Pauline Shaw
Producer Derek Granger
Previous episode 4th April 1962
Next episode 11th April 1962


Word spreads about Nellie Fairclough leaving home. Albert, Minnie and Martha go in a taxi to bring Ena home but she returns in an ambulance. Archie keeps repeating "Minnie Caldwell" and "Ena won't like it". Len helps Elsie decorate the parlour in his firm's time. Ena refuses to give Archie houseroom. Elsie cleans up Len's house for him. Harry finds them together.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Albert arranges a special homecoming aided by Minnie and Martha who also prepare a big surprise of their own - a new friend at the Vestry. Harry Hewitt, worried about Len being all on his own, calls round with an invitation only to find Len is being well catered for by somebody else.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,053,000 homes (joint 2nd place with Episode 139). This was the only week in the first half of 1962 in which neither episode of Coronation Street made the number one spot in the charts and this was only due to the official ratings combining the viewing figures of a political broadcast on the government's budget on both BBC and ITV to attain a figure of 9,074,000 homes watching. As the Television Mail in its issue of 22nd June 1962 pointed out, 6,125,000 homes saw this programme on ITV and the remainder on the BBC, meaning that for a programme broadcast on a single channel, Coronation Street was still the most-watched.
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