Episode 1494
Production code P694/494
ITV transmission date 14th May 1975 (Wednesday)
Stories by Peter Tonkinson
Leo Knowles
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Knowles Bentley
Director June Wyndham Davies
Producer Susi Hush
Previous episode 12th May 1975
Next episode 19th May 1975


Rita auditions for Ralph Lancaster at the Gatsby Club. Ray chats up Rovers' customer Cindy Beswick. The Council put the rates up 30%, to everyone's anger. Ralph likes Rita but tells her they have their own pianist. Rita refuses to sing without Ernie but he tells her not to be stupid. She gets the job. Jerry has a cycle meeting in the house so Ray takes Cindy to the yard for an evening of passion but she is frightened of Fury. The residents decide to form a ratepayers association. At night, local thief Clarkie breaks into the yard, with a bone for Fury to keep him quiet.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Ernest starts his career in showbiz - and gets a shock to begin with…
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,188,000 homes (11th place).
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