Episode 171
Episode 171
Production code P228/171
ITV transmission date 1st August 1962 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer Tony Warren
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Christopher McMaster
Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 30th July 1962
Next episode 6th August 1962


Jack has to model Annie's hat while she makes some alterations to it. She wants to go to No.1 to help out but Jack knows she's just being nosy. All of Val's wedding plans are in place and going to perfection with the exception of the bouquet which she doesn't like and she determines to make her own arrangement with white ribbon from Gamma Garments. In No.3 things aren't going as smoothly where Ken suffers from a hangover and nerves, Albert finalises his "father of the bride" speech, the best man is ill and Nancy has to fetch him a sedative. The ladies drink tea as they assemble in No.1. Annie is annoyed when Beattie turns up in a similar hat to hers. Minnie gives Val a small white milk jug as a present, annoying Martha and Ena for going against them. Emily is saddened as she has to work and can't see the wedding. Lucille hates her bridesmaid's outfit. Concepta decides not to go as her pregnancy is too advanced. Frank and Ken remember Ida before they leave for the church. Albert tells Val she looks a treat as she comes down in her dress and he leads her to the church. Annie, Esther, Florrie, Harry, Nancy, Beattie, Len, Minnie, Martha, Ena, Sheila and Doreen watch as Ken and Val marry. Most of the women cry through the service. Confetti is thrown over the couple as they leave the church and photographs are taken. The three ladies retire to the Rovers while the reception takes place and they dissect the service. Ena offers to buy Elsie a drink and overcome her depression. She tells her willing listener to keep an air of mystery about her when dealing with men. The couple leave on their honeymoon. Doreen and Sheila are thrilled at the wedding. Emily is depressed that she's been a bridesmaid but never a bride. Harry and Lucille arrive home to find Concepta missing. Annie also arrives home, drunk on the table wines served at the reception. Harry comes into the Rovers looking for Concepta and is told by Jack that he's just taken her to the hospital as the baby's on the way.


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