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|ITV transmission date||14th July 1976 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||12th July 1976|
|Next episode||19th July 1976|
The Bishops feel it's unfair that they should have to close the Camera Shop whilst the Ogdens just sail through life. Ena tells Len and Eddie about Frank Holmes. They hide as she talks to Holmes. She realises he is a con-man. Ernie goes to the bank to ask for a loan. Len and Eddie stop Holmes from leaving. Eddie nearly throttles him. Len takes him to the police station. Albert supervises the residents to sort out his allotment. Eddie is embarrassed about making a citizen's arrest. Ena tells Len she twigged Holmes because Hettie Boothroyd has been dead for five months. Hilda shows the "muriel" off. Annie is horrified that the other wallpaper is the same as her bedroom paper. Ray carves "Albert Rules OK" on Albert's prize marrow. Ernie is refused a bank loan and goes into liquidation.
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Community Centre flat - Living room
- Builder's Yard and office
- TV Times synopsis: Hilda holds an "At Home" for the regulars to admire her mural…and Ena deals with a con-man.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,381,000 homes (chart placing unknown).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1970-1979, released on 25th July 2005.
|July 1976 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|