Episode 1491
Production code P694/491
ITV transmission date 5th May 1975 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Julian Roach
Designer Chris Wilkinson
Director Bill Podmore
Producer Susi Hush
Previous episode 30th April 1975
Next episode 7th May 1975


Billy is angry to be woken up by Fury's barking. Ray and Jerry arrive at the yard and find Eddie's message. They're relieved to find none of the copper piping or petty cash missing. Ray is livid. Deirdre tells Blanche about her row with Billy and she admits that she doesn't know what she wants from life. Billy finds out that Deirdre has gone into town to shop for the wedding. Ray tries to wind him up. Rita is annoyed that Mavis has arranged rehearsals with Ernie for her, feeling she's being pushed into something she's not sure about. Eddie and Stan call at the yard. Eddie shows them how insecure the establishment is against professional villains. Ray and Jerry have to admit that he's right and hire the dog for a week for £5. Emily can't see why Ernie wants to get into swing music but he's really keen. Blanche drags Deirdre into the Rovers where Annie asks her if she and Billy have had a tiff. Minnie complains about Fury's barking and threatens Albert with a noise abatement officer. Alf tells her he can't help her. Billy asks Deirdre if they can talk later. Ernie pushes a reluctant Rita to join him at 4.00pm. Once there, she's dubious until he shows he can play her type of music and they rehearse well as a jealous and disapproving Emily joins them. Eddie leaves the soft dog in the yard for the night, promising results for payment up front. Billy and Deirdre meet at her house. He tells her to make up her mind if they're getting married in nineteen days or not. Rita tells Alec Gilroy she'll work for him and she asks Blanche for help with her frocks. Billy returns to the Rovers and tells Annie and Blanche that the wedding is off.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Deirdre Hunt: "What am I doing? Popping off round the corner to get married. An' then it'll be round the next looking for somewhere to live. An' round the next, taking the kids to school."

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