|ITV transmission date||21st May 1975 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||19th May 1975|
|Next episode||2nd June 1975|
Ray claims off the insurance. Eddie demands £20 compensation for losing Fury. Blanche is astonished that Deirdre spent three hours in a strange man's hotel room. Ray refuses to pay Eddie a penny. Rita vouches for the men who picked up her and Deirdre but Blanche thinks she has low standards. Annie receives a postcard from Billy and considers visiting in Jersey. Emily is cautious about taking on the council. Blanche calls Deirdre a tramp. When Deirdre criticises her track record, Blanche slaps her. Ernie accuses the council of empire building and inefficiency. Alf calls him a muck-raker. Ray gets at Deirdre over the time she took off to plan a wedding that didn't happen. He rattles her into knocking everything off her desk. Ernie plans a meeting about the rates. Everybody thinks that Alf won't have the guts to attend. Blanche hates herself for hitting Deirdre as she's never done so before. They apologise to each other. The thief leaves a letter at the yard saying he has taken Fury in and only thought to rob the yard because they had a guard dog. Emily is furious when Alf tells the ratepayers to get their facts straight. Ena shames Alf by getting him to condemn a council spending £2,000 on a statue and fountain before telling him that it's in Weatherfield, for the new shopping precinct. Ernie promises Alf a fight.
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Rovers Return Inn – Public/snug
- Community Centre – Large hall
- Fairclough, Langton and Booth
- 20 Victoria Street
- No episodes were transmitted on 26th or 28th May 1975 due to the 1975 ITV Strike.
- TV Times synopsis: Conflict in the street over the rates question - and conflict between Deirdre and Blanche…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,661,000 homes (18th place).
Blanche Hunt: "I may 'av been wild and I may 'av been stupid, but I never let meself get picked off the streets by any Tom, Dick or 'Arry. I never let meself get taken back to sordid 'otel bedrooms by complete strangers. I never behaved like a dirty, little tramp!"
Deirdre Hunt: "We've only got your word for that, 'aven't we?"
|May 1975 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st|