Episode 1616
Production code P694/616
ITV transmission date 12th July 1976 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer Brian Finch
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director Bill Gilmour
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 7th July 1976
Next episode 14th July 1976


The Ogdens put the Canadian Rockies mural up, or the "muriel" as Hilda calls it. The lease on Ernie's shop is trebled. His accountant, Arnold Pettifer advises him to close the shop. Con-men Frank Holmes and Jim Pitts pretend to be from the Welfare and try to sell Ena a shower for £60. Frank tells her he's sold one to Hettie Boothroyd. She says she'll have the £20 deposit on Monday.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The regulars go back to the land…and Ernest sees his accountant.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,975,000 homes (11th place).
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