Episode 1626
Production code P694/626
ITV transmission date 16th August 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 11th August 1976
Next episode 18th August 1976


Rita gets Ernie a job at the Gatsby Club, two nights a week, but one of them is a stag night. Len, Ray and Terry do contract work on a building site, with Terry working full-time. Hilda tells Emily that Ernie will be playing at stag nights. Annie goes to see Joan, the residents wonder why. Ernie tells Emily he needs to feel that he's earning money. Builder Jack Barker taunts the Yard men just for the sake of it. News reaches the Rovers that Annie's driving lesson ended with her crashing the car into a lamppost. To Emily's disgust, Ernie agrees to play at the Gatsby.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Betty Turpin (to Hilda Ogden): "Your good name went bad years ago luvvie.. and the only reputation you've ever 'ad is for yakkin', tootin' - an' generally muck-rakin'."

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