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|ITV transmission date||26th August 1963 (Monday)|
|Stories by||Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||21st August 1963|
|Next episode||28th August 1963|
Harry drives the darts picnic - Dennis, Walter, Frank, Jack, Alf, Jerry, Ken, Albert and Len to New Brighton. Concepta is not happy when she learns that Harry will have to work some nights. The coach keeps breaking down and the men get drunk. When a policeman tries to get the men to quieten down at 2.00am, Albert knocks his helmet off and Alf tries to hit him. He calls for a prison van.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Concepta Hewitt - Doreen Keogh
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Walter Potts - Christopher Sandford
- Waiter - Ralph Broadbent
- First Policeman - Geoffrey Reed
- Second Policeman - Roy Minton
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and back room
- 7 Coronation Street - Back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- Road near Newton-Le-Willows
- Unknown bar/restaurant
- Junction of A580 and A572 near Leigh
- First appearance of Alf Roberts since 27th February 1963.
- TV Times synopsis: The picnic is 'off and on', and Len feels the same way.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,147,000 homes (1st place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1960-1969, released on 31st July 2006.
Valerie Barlow: "When you're courtin', one minute you're up in the air, an' the next you're sobbin' your 'eart out on your pillow. When you're married - you just go on".
|August 1963 episodes|
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