Episode 297
Production code P228/297
ITV transmission date 16th October 1963 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Writer Adele Rose and Alan Hardman
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Pauline Shaw
Producer Margaret Morris
Previous episode 14th October 1963
Next episode 21st October 1963


Minnie hates not talking to Ena. Elsie discovers Dennis has got a suit on hire purchase on her instalments. He tells her it's so that he wouldn't show her up. Martha snubs Ena in the Rovers. Minnie grows concerned about Ena's health. She tells Vera that she thinks Ena's going senile.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Minnie's loyalty is stretched to its limit, and Elsie buys something she couldn't possibly wear
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,367,000 homes (1st place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Annie Walker: "We all tend to forget at times that Mrs. Sharples is really a very unimportant old woman".

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