Ernie tries to find someone to cover for him. Annie is convincing in her case that an off-licence is not needed in Coronation Street. Stan enjoys not being able to work. Bet puts her foot in it when she lets slip that they send out for wine when it's needed. Hilda is depressed because Stan spends all day in the Rovers, Len decides to build Stan a cart for her sake. Ernie hands the shop over to Terry. Annie puts her hopes on Walter Jenkins but he launches into an attack on pubs. The magistrates grant the application and Renee gets her licence. Renee offers Annie the hand of friendship but she doesn't want it. Bet is angry when Annie blames her. She tells Annie that everyone knew she wasn't going to win, she was just fighting it out of spite. Annie offers Renee an olive branch and offers her any help she might need about selling alcohol. Hilda finds the new cart outside No.13 and guesses who made it. To their mock horror, she kisses Len, Ray and Terry but also buys them drinks as a thank you. Ernie gets an interview at the rebuilt warehouse.
- 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
- Customer - Elizabeth Glennon
- 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: Will Annie beat Renee in the court battle over the off-licence?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,198,000 homes (14th place).
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