All the residents are told to evacuate to the
Glad Tidings Mission Hall. Harry asks his drinking buddy, Len Fairclough, to look after his whippets for the night. Ena refuses to look after the Mission's guests, annoying Swindley. He also discovers she has been in the Rovers again and threatens action through the Mission committee. Harry discovers one of Jack's love letters to Annie on the floor, to Annie's embarrassment, but she is thrilled when Jack reveals he also brought along her letters to him in his bowling bag. The residents have to spend the night on the floor and reminisce about the blitz and try to sleep until they are given the all-clear in the morning.
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This episode was repeated on Tuesday 5th May 1981 at 10.35pm as part of a week of repeats celebrating Granada's 25th anniversary. The transmission time of the repeat by Tyne Tees Television was 10.37pm and by both Westward Television and Channel Television at 10.39pm, all to allow for brief local news bulletins. This repeat was not aired by Ulster Television, Anglia Television, Border Television or HTV Cymru although HTV West did carry the programme. This means that the episode received its first-ever transmission in the regions covered by ATV, Westward Television, Grampian Television and Channel Television. The other episodes repeated in the week were Episode 1 (the first episode), Episode 375 ( Emily Nugent jilts Leonard Swindley), Episode 668 (the viaduct collapse), Episode 702 (Elsie marries Steve Tanner) and Episode 923 (the coach crash in the Lake District) although these repeats were not screened in all of the ITV regions (see individual episode entries for details).
From dialogue in the episode as Swindley welcomes the Street residents to the Mission Hall, it is made clear that the only ones he has met before, excepting Ena Sharples, are Albert Tatlock, Esther Hayes and Florrie Lindley.
In the previous episode, the Policeman in the Rovers is heard to tell customers there who live in Mawdsley Street to go to St. Mary's Church for the night whereas in this episode Len Fairclough agrees to take Harry Hewitt's whippets for the night, it not yet being established within the programme's storylines that Len is a resident at 15 Mawdsley Street.
The end cast credits for this episode were presented in an unusual arrangement being in groups of staggered blocks, some left-justified, others more centred.
: No synopsis appeared in the magazine between TV Times Episode 3 (16th December 1960) and Episode 80 (18th September 1961) with the exception of Episode 64 (24th July 1961).
Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 4,967,000 homes (chart placing unknown).
Commercial releases Edit
This episode was included on the Granada Video
released on The Magic of Coronation Street 16th November 1982.