Fred and Eunice agree to face the future together. He goes for a job interview as relief manager for Grassington's Brewery. Deirdre asks Emily to be her Matron of Honour. Emily is pleased. Stan starts with his new poles. He finds them much easier. Annie phones from Derby to remind the Gees that they have to leave. Fred is put on a waiting list of twenty-five and is told the brewery are looking for a younger man. All of Stan's customers want to buy poles, saying they can do their own windows with it. He demands his money back from Eddie. Maurice Dodds takes Mavis painting on the canal bank. He gets her to appreciate the beauty of the Northern landscape. The regulars advise the Gees not to leave the Rovers until they're ready and Annie can't sack Fred as he's done nothing wrong. Fred decides to face Annie's wrath by refusing to leave.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Eunice Gee - Meg Johnson
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- The Kabin
- Weatherfield Canal
- TV Times synopsis: Fred and Eunice Gee get a worrying message from Annie Walker. Meanwhile, why are the local kids so interested in the doings of Mavis Riley and her new friend on the canal bank?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,500,000 viewers (2nd place).
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