Ernie looks after the shop whilst Renee goes to court. Stan spends £4 of the compensation on drink. Bet goes to court with Annie whilst Ken goes with Renee. The magistrates hear their case. Ernie gets a job interview and worries that Renee won't be back in time. Renee has 276 signatures on her petition and she feels that the area needs an off-licence. Annie's solicitor, Peter Smith, brings up the fact that Renee has been reported for opening on Sundays. He accuses her of just being after the profits. Ken tells the magistrates that an off-licence would be convenient. Annie tells the court that she believes the Rovers fulfills all the neighbours' needs.
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Terry Bradshaw - Bob Mason
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Peter Smith - Noel Johnson
- Walter Jenkins - Denys Graham
- Michael Robson - David Allister
- Donald Gorman - Stanley Page
- Court Usher - Tom Harrison
- Clerk of Court - Allan Shoesmith
- Shoplifter - Hope Johnstone
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Weatherfield Magistrates Court - Courtroom 3 and foyer
- William Tarmey appears as an extra in scenes in the Rovers, over three years before making his debut as Jack Duckworth.
- TV Times synopsis: Why is Ernest doing a stint in the corner shop?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,448,000 homes (8th place).
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