|ITV transmission date||12th May 1975 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Leo Knowles|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||7th May 1975|
|Next episode||14th May 1975|
Alf asks Billy to go to a car auction with him next week. Billy confides in him that he might be gone by then. Alf thinks he's doing the right thing by leaving. Deirdre thought Billy would agree to play things down for a bit, not finish completely. Alec warns Rita that she'll have to work her way back to the top as she's been away from singing for so long. Stan tries to interest local firms in hiring Fury. Albert bills Stan for Fury's meals. Stan thinks he's been feeding the dog too much and tells him to starve Fury as he'll be a better guard dog. Billy receives a call about the job and books his flight to Jersey. He tells Annie he's leaving Weatherfield. He's glad he's not marrying Deirdre. Annie tells him that she is as well. Billy decides not to tell Deirdre in case it sets her off again. Stan gets Jerry to pay more for Fury as a supermarket has offered him £1.50 a night. Alec's job for Rita and Ernie is an audition spot at the Gatsby Club in Manchester. Billy changes his mind and tells Deirdre he's going to Jersey, alone. After sending a supportive Blanche away, she breaks down.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug, back room, hallway
- The Kabin
- Fairclough, Langton and Booth
- 20 Victoria Street - Downstairs living room
- Last appearance of Billy Walker until 19th October 1977.
- Last appearance of Alec Gilroy until 23rd June 1986.
- TV Times synopsis: Why is Billy calling on Deirdre?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,409,000 homes (7th place).
Deirdre Hunt: “Why can't life be reasonable instead of marvellous one minute and flippin' 'orrible the next?”
|May 1975 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st|