Episode 172
Production code P228/172
ITV transmission date 6th August 1962 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer Jack Rosenthal
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Derek Bennett
Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 1st August 1962
Next episode 8th August 1962


Concepta is comfortable in hospital but hasn't given birth. Ken and Val clash on honeymoon over what to visit in London. The customers in the Rovers grow curious about an old tramp, Sam Leach. Emily is ecstatic when Swindley asks her to join him at a concert of the Stradivarius String Quartet. Sam asks Jack if he knows of any jobs in the area. Ken meets an old friend, Geoffrey Simpson, in their hotel and Val is bored when they get together. Concepta gives birth to a boy.


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  • TV Times synopsis: As if the honeymooners and Concepta's baby were not enough to talk about, a stranger appears at the Rover's
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,141,000 homes (5th place). This somewhat low figure in comparison to surrounding episodes is explained by this edition being transmitted on an August Bank Holiday.
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