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Episode 149 (16th May 1962)

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Episode 149
Production code P228/149
ITV transmission date 16th May 1962 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer John Finch
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Christopher McMaster
Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 14th May 1962
Next episode 21st May 1962


Annie warms to Philippa when she has similar ideas to her about the pub. Billy borrows Harry's car to take Philippa out. Annie plans to go with them but Billy puts her off. Ena writes to Prince Philip about the street's name. Frank refuses to sign the petition because of his job. The front axle goes and Billy and Philippa are stuck in the country.


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  • This episode caused trouble for Granada as a law at that time forbade mention of individual members of the Royal Family in drama presentations and questions were supposedly asked in the House of Commons. The Postmaster-General contacted Granada and told them to drop all references from future scripts but no further action was taken. After this other programmes began to mention the Royal Family (most notably, That Was The Week That Was and Till Death Us Do Part) and the law fell into disuse.
  • TV Times synopsis: Feelings rise in Coronation Street at the possibility of action from the Town Hall. Ena sends a very important letter.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,844,000 homes (2nd place).
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