Albert accuses Ken of having washed his hands of Peter. Hilda is annoyed that Stan hasn't paid the water rates and makes him work on the Bank Holiday. She discovers the water is based on the ratable value and not on the number of people in the house. She thinks it's criminal that she pays 50p more than Elsie. The brewery looks for each pub's longest-drinking customer with a prize of a free pint each day for life. Edith Tatlock phones Ken and tells him about Peter's bad exam results. Ena and Albert row about who's been drinking in the Rovers the longest. She swears she came in during the First World War and he only started in 1919. Peter runs away from No.1 when he discovers Ken knows about his results. Ken starts to contact the police but Peter returns of his own accord. Hilda tells Stan they're going to get their money's worth with the water; he's got to have a bath every night. Stan falls asleep in the bath with the taps running.
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Coronation Street exterior - Ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and back yard
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen, hallway and bathroom
- Corner Shop
- TV Times synopsis: Angry over the water rates bill, Hilda Ogden takes action - which leads to disaster. Peter Barlow vanishes when his father, Ken, discovers the problem he's been hiding.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,937,000 viewers (chart placing unknown). This August Bank Holiday episode failed to make the top twenty.
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