|ITV transmission date||2nd February 1976 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||28th January 1976|
|Next episode||4th February 1976|
Tricia and Gail take over the running of the shop, with Betty overseeing. Ken tackles Alf about having an adventure playground on the warehouse site but the land is too valuable. Ken starts art classes at the Community Centre. The residents feel that Dave Smith has paid Alf to look after his interests. With Annie and Bet ill, Betty advertises for temporary staff at the Rovers. The girls show an interest in Terry Bradshaw who visits the area. Alf shows off a new digital watch. Ken is pleased to see old pupil Terry who is after a job after leaving the army. Betty takes him on at the Rovers for a couple of weeks. Hilda, Deirdre, Tricia, Gail, Ken and Mavis go to the art class. Tricia shows talent. Teacher Peter Milton promises the excited women a male model next week.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Tricia Hopkins - Kathy Jones
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Terry Bradshaw - Bob Mason
- First appearance of Terry Bradshaw (played by Bob Mason - a future writer on the programme).
- This episode and the next carried the unusual credit of "Graphics by James Quick" in reference to the drawings at the art class.
- TV Times synopsis: Gossip spreads over Alf taking back-handers for council favours.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,600,000 homes (8th place).
|February 1976 episodes|
|Mon 2nd • Wed 4th • Mon 9th • Wed 11th • Mon 16th • Wed 18th • Mon 23rd • Wed 25th|