Episode 1561
Episode 1561
Production code P694/561
ITV transmission date 31st December 1975 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer H.V. Kershaw
Designer Knowles Bentley
Director Richard Stroud
Producer Susi Hush
Previous episode 29th December 1975
Next episode 5th January 1976


Tricia is sent chocolates by an admirer. The womenfolk hold a meeting to talk about how to catch - and keep - a man. Bet urges them to be organised for Leap Year. Mavis tells them that if historically the man turned the woman down he was fined £1. The residents prepare for a party and a sing-song to mark the New Year. A sad Concepta tells Annie she knows Sean sleeps around but he is kind to her when he comes back from his "jaunts" and he's a kind father to Christopher and Lucille. He also told Concepta himself about Bet and she knows that Bet didn't initiate anything; she's just not letting Bet know she knows. A furious Tricia is told by Ray that he sent the chocolates as a joke. Ena entertains on the piano and Ray lets the New Year in.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Hilda Ogden (about Ray Langton letting in the New Year): "His hair's not black, more mousey I'd say."
Tricia Hopkins: "No, but his heart is."

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