Sharon refuses to work at The Kabin again and persuades Len to take her on at the Builder's Yard. Ivy is put out that Brian has written to Gail but not her. Betty finds Fred unconscious at the bottom of the cellar steps. Eddie and Mike carry him up. He regains consciousness but suffers back pains as he fell down the stairs. Betty calls for an ambulance. Sharon surprises Len with her carpentry skills. Webster's cancel their order with Mike. He realises that Dot Stockwell has put the boot in and is using her influence to damage Mike and Elsie. He lays into Elsie but she tells him to get off her back. Fred is taken to hospital for an X-ray. He is signed off work with a bad back and is told to go to bed until it's better. Mike tells the girls they could be on a three-day week soon because Webster's have cancelled the order. Ivy realises Elsie has caused trouble.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Sharon Gaskell - Tracie Bennett
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and Fred's bedroom
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Builder's Yard
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie Tanner's new boyfriend's firm cancels the rest of the order from Mike Baldwin - guess who gets the blame? Fred Gee has a nasty accident, and Bet Lynch and Betty Turpin suddenly find themselves playing nurses.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,150,000 viewers (2nd place).
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