Episode 26
Production code P228/26
ITV transmission date 13th March 1961 (Monday)
Writer Vince Powell and Harry Driver
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Derek Bennett
Producer Stuart Latham
Previous episode 6th March 1961
Next episode 15th March 1961


The back room of the Rovers is piled high with presents as Jack, on Annie's orders, learns his speech by heart. Billy resents having to wear a suit and buttonhole. Annie fusses and panics. Joan comes downstairs in her wedding dress to receive her family's approval. David gets ready to go off to play a football match, with Frank coming along to watch. Ida watches from the doorway of No.3 to see the cars depart. Billy ushers the guests to the waiting vehicles. After they have gone, Jack has a final quiet moment alone with his daughter. They agree that they'll miss each other when she moves to Derby. The womenfolk of the street watch as the cars leave for St. Thomas' Church. Ena and Elsie snipe at each other as they look on. Joan's dress gets popular acclaim as she and Jack leave the pub but they are slightly delayed when their car won't start. Harry is pleased to help Concepta out behind the bar while the Walkers are out. After the wedding and the reception at The Ridgeway, and after Joan and Gordon have been seen off on their honeymoon at the station, the guests are invited back to the Rovers, although the majority of the Davies family have not come back, being teetotallers. Annie and Jack have a quiet moment together where she can kick off her shoes. They bemoan Gordon's boring Uncle Fred and his endless jokes. Jack can't get away from the man and his dull stories and boasting until Concepta asks him to change a barrel. Even then Tom claims he's an expert on such things and insists on helping. Ena, Minnie and Martha are pleased to be offered free sandwiches and a drink on the house. The Barlows receive a visit from a Mr Lawther from Weatherfield County FC who want to sign David to play for them. Ida puts him in the front room to wait for David coming home. The Walkers think they've seen all the guests off from the pub but Uncle Fred is still with them. He surprises them when he tells them that he's not actually related to Gordon, just a family friend.


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