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|ITV transmission date||13th November 1974 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||11th November 1974|
|Next episode||18th November 1974|
The Bishops sleep in separate rooms. Annie wants to display figurines in the Rovers. Peggy Barton confides in her father, George, that she likes Ken. At the warehouse, Edward Pollard wants to sack Gail but Ken thinks she'll do well with training. Ray makes the most of Deirdre and Billy's coolness to chat her up. Len makes Deirdre realise that Billy was helping someone who was in a lot of trouble. She realises she's been acting like a child. Gail is thrilled to hear Ken thinks highly of her. Deirdre and Billy are reconciled. The Bishops are polite to each other. Emily refuses to see the Guidance people. Ernie accuses her of not wanting to try. Pollard sees Ken and Peggy drinking together. Emily tells Ernie they're friends but they have nothing else.
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Tricia Hopkins - Kathy Jones
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Granny Hopkins - Jessie Evans
- Idris Hopkins - Richard Davies
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Edward Pollard - Michael Gover
- Peggy Barton - Lois Daine
- George Barton - Patrick Troughton
- Frank Barton - Stephen Bent
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Camera Shop
- Mark Brittain Warehouse - Office
- Barton residence
- Unknown pub - Interior, exterior
- Last appearance of Gail Potter until 12th February 1975.
- TV Times synopsis: Will Deirdre find out what Billy did with her engagement ring cash?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,600,000 homes (7th place).
Emily Bishop: “I've always known I wasn't a very big sort of a person. "She did trivial things competently", that could be my epitaph. I've always known my limitations Ernest, but this appalls me because I suppose there is still some echo of hope left that marriage meant you'd be a whole person, be complete, not be trivial and grey and anonymous. Poor little Emily Nugent. But it isn't like that, is it?”
Ernest Bishop: “We've still got a good marriage, in spite of everything. We've got a lot in common. We're friends.”
Emily Bishop: “We're just a reflection of each other Ernest, a mirror image. Too much alike, neither of us positive people. That's why Marriage Guidance can't help, nobody can. You can't remake people. It isn't things that are wrong between us, it's us. At least we're friends, we've got a strong bond of affection, we've got a lot in common, but what else?”
|November 1974 episodes|
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