Episode 1589
Production code P694/589
ITV transmission date 7th April 1976 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director Bill Gilmour
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 5th April 1976
Next episode 12th April 1976


Elsie feels at home, back in the Street. She tells Len she's having a trial separation from Alan; she didn't like looking after him. Deirdre tells Ray she wants a cheque book. Len enjoys watching Rita and Elsie weigh each other up. The residents react as Elsie and Len drink in the Rovers. Elsie tells Ken she's looking for a job. Rita is jealous of her friendship with Len.


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  • Final appearance of Margot Bryant as Minnie Caldwell. The actress's failing memory meant that she had to have the script placed in front of her on The Kabin counter and she is both seen to consult it several times and pick it up and walk out of the shop with it at the end of the scene.
  • TV Times synopsis: The regulars react to the return of an old friend
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,818,000 homes (3rd place). This was the most-watched episode since 18th February 1970.
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