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|ITV transmission date||7th January 1976 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||5th January 1976|
|Next episode||12th January 1976|
Everyone advises Ken not to talk well of the Marshes. Tricia is tired of being unemployed. The Bishops worry about their reputation. They search for the postal order. Ken tells Douglas Marsh he can't speak up for the lads. Marsh begs him; the lads need a friend, so Ken agrees. Blanche puts Albert off the idea of a lodger. Ernie is asked to resign from scout secretary. Tricia refuses to serve Ken at the shop. Ernie finds the postal order in an exercise book. The Marshes get three months in a detention centre. In court, Ken blames the parents for showing a "couldn't care less" attitude. Marsh is furious and blames Ken. Ken urges him to make a fresh start with the boys when they get out. Marsh calls him a walking manifesto with too many principles and no sense. In the Mission, Ernie shows the postal order and gives a talk about trust and honesty and rumour to a shamefaced congregation including Alf, Blanche, Betty and Tricia.
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Tricia Hopkins - Kathy Jones (Credited as "Tricia Hunt")
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street -Back rooms
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back rooms, hallway/stairs
- Corner Shop
- Mission circuit meeting venue
- TV Times synopsis: Will Ken go to court to speak up for the vandals?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,400,000 homes (9th place).
Albert Tatlock: “I were a dirty young man, so why change?”
|January 1976 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|