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Episode 1462
Production code P694/462
ITV transmission date 22nd January 1975 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Unknown
Director Ken Grieve
Producer Susi Hush
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PlotEdit

Jerry calls the police while Ray looks for Len. Det. Chief Insp. Patterson arrives as does Doctor McKay who states that Lynn Johnson died from a blow to the head. Hilda sees the police car outside and spreads the word. Albert tells Alf what he heard from No.9. Ray can't find Len and returns to No.9. He and Jerry are kept away from the murder scene. Patterson finds it strange that neither of them knows the dead woman's name. Annie shows new Newton & Ridley house manager Keith Adams round the Rovers and is embarrassed that the police are in the Street during his visit. Ray and Jerry are taken to the station for questioning. The residents are astonished to see them being driven away in a police car. Lynn's body is taken away in an ambulance. Onlookers wonder who is under the shroud. Jerry lets slip to Det Sgt Phillips that he doesn't always take Ray at his word. He gives alibis for himself and Ray but Ray refutes his, telling Patterson that he didn't turn up for a job at the blanket factory and was running errands all morning. Patterson is suspicious of him. Weatherfield Gazette press photographer Eddie Royle spreads the news about an unknown murdered woman being found in No.9. Janet returns after hearing the news. She's certain that the voice she heard from No.9 was Len's. The police can't find Len's passport and think Ray tipped him off. Len's van is stopped by the police on Eastern Road.

CastEdit

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NotesEdit

  • Eastern Road, where Len Fairclough's van is stopped by the police, is actually East Ordsall Lane in Salford. As the scene opens, Len is driving towards the intersection of East Ordsall Lane and Middlewood Street, where it meets the police car. The final shot sees Len pulled over on Middlewood Street, over which the end credits play. Scenes on the Grape Street set were recorded on outside broadcast video.
  • A character named Thomas Sloane, played by Tom Gilmore, is credited but doesn't appear.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jerry and Ray have a lot of questions to answer at the police station.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,300,000 homes (3rd place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Bet Lynch: "By the 'eck, Hilda, if anyone can make gobstoppers out of aniseed balls, it's you."

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