Dennis reveals he's seeing a striptease artist called "La Composita"; real name, Eunice Bond. Frank rows with Ida when she admits she's bought loose covers on Hire Purchase. Billy resumes his relationship with Doreen. Gordon refuses to help behind the bar because his father, a teetotaller, wouldn't approve. The Rovers pin their hopes on Harry for the darts match until he discovers Eileen is the opposing team's mascot.
The next episode should have been broadcast live on Friday, 10th February, 1961 but a strike at Granada meant a programme change on that date. The next episode was therefore delayed until Wednesday, 15th February. The strike, which began at 4.20pm on Thursday 9th February, was in protest at a letter to seven men by an engineer in charge of them in which he expressed his disappointment that they refused to work an extra two-and-three-quarter hours on a play whose recording had overrun. The strike ended at 5.25pm the following day but the second episode of a film entitled Variety Jubilee and the scheduled episode of the Street, both due to be transmitted that evening, were affected. In the place of the latter, Granada repeated Episode 1 to give, as a spokesman said, "a glimpse of how it started to viewers who missed the early episodes."