Episode 1703
Episode 1703
Production code P694/703
ITV transmission date 11th May 1977 (Wednesday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Geoff Bentley
Director Philip Draycott
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 9th May 1977
Next episode 16th May 1977


Elsie's dress returns from the cleaners. She's annoyed as it's obvious that it's been cleaned. Rita spends the day preparing for the dinner party. Elsie wears the dress to the Faircloughs' house, annoying Rita who feels outdone. Hilda grows fascinated about how the sewing machines work and has a go on one. Ted is astonished when Rita tells him that Elsie has had three husbands. Mavis phones Len and hysterically tells him she won't be in work. Ted gives Elsie the brush-off.


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  • This was the final episode to credit Barbara Knox under her previous name of "Barbara Mullaney".
  • TV Times synopsis: The Faircloughs throw their first party, and Rita drops a brick.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,628,000 homes (5th place).
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