Episode 1788
Episode 1788
Production code P694/788
ITV transmission date 6th March 1978 (Monday)
Stories by Esther Rose
Peter Tonkinson
Script editor Leslie Duxbury
Writer John Stevenson
Designer Roy Graham
Director Charles Sturridge
Producer Bill Podmore
Previous episode 1st March 1978
Next episode 8th March 1978


Ivy collects signatures on a petition to bring back hanging for murderers. Alf tells Renee they're marrying a week on Saturday. Emily refuses to sign the petition; she doesn't believe in hanging. The Western Front's phone bill is £20 higher than normal. Mike tells Steve to sort it out. Suzie asks Steve to cover up for the phone calls but he tells Mike one of the girls has been phoning France. Mike tells him to find out who it was and sack her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Awaiting the trial of Ernest Bishop's killers, how will the Street regulars react to a petition calling for the return of capital punishment?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,950,000 viewers (5th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Hilda Ogden: "It's right, isn't it Mrs Walker? You can sign summat like a petition for your husband. It's what they call doing it by poxy."

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