The police investigate the theft of £400 worth of stock and £15 cash from the shop. Renee feels she's made a fool of herself. In Elsie's absence, Suzie feels they should take a foreign student in, especially when she learns the Tech will pay £3 a night. Ray gives Ernie an estimate of £50 to decorate the bedroom. Detective Constable Burton suspects Eddie of being involved in the shop break-in. French student Roger Floriet arrives to stay at No.11 for two weeks. Suzie and Gail both fall for him. Ray and Len are put out when the Brewery painters start work on the Rovers. Gail is upset that Roger is in love with a nun - she feels that it's a waste. The Brewery painters, Maurice Allen and Gary Hankins tell Ernie they'll decorate his bedroom and the landing for £60. Roger tells both Suzie and Gail that they are beautiful and one of them will have to come to France with him.
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Det. Constable Burton - Alan Hunter
- Maurice - Peter Armitage
- Gary - John Wheatley
- Roger - Benjamin Feitelson
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and front bedroom
- Corner Shop
- Builder's Yard - Office
- Peter Armitage makes a pre-Bill Webster appearance as Maurice Allen.
- TV Times synopsis: While Elsie Howard's away the "mice" will play.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,550,000 homes (5th place).
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