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Episode 30
Episode 30
Production code P228/30
ITV transmission date 27th March 1961 (Monday)
Writer Jack Rosenthal
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Howard Baker
Producer Stuart Latham
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PlotEdit

Jack notices that Harry is looking down and Annie tries to find out what's wrong. He tells her that it's his sister, Alice Burgess, and her possible wish to live with him at No.7 when he's used to living on his own. Doreen returns Ena's gloves which she left in Snape's Cafe. She tells her she's starting waitressing there part-time two nights a week to save up for a holiday. Ena gives her a cup of tea and advises her to go abroad for her holiday. Doreen begins her first shift and Christine and Joe are her first customers. Christine isn't happy when she makes eyes at Joe and tries to flirt with him. The couple talk about their upcoming wedding and honeymoon. Ena waxes lyrical on the benefits of "abroad" to Minnie and Martha. Concepta tells Harry she enjoyed her night out with Michael Regan and he was a perfect gentleman. She enjoys telling him the two of them are going out together again. Doreen serves a difficult woman in the cafe, not knowing who she is. She makes complaints about the cakes. Her next customers are two Teddy Boys, Bryan and Leslie, but she easily sees them off, earning the admiration of Sylvia Snape. The difficult woman calls at No.7 - it's Alice Burgess. She tells Harry that now that her employer, John Howard has died she's out of her housekeeping job but she wasn't left as much in his will as she expected - just £250. She nags Harry on the state of the house and says that he needs someone to look after him but he refuses to take the hint. Len and Jack make a bet as to whether Alice will get her feet under Harry's table. Alice tells Harry that Lucille needs to move out of the orphanage and into a real home and he reluctantly agrees to let her move in. Harry goes to the Rovers and confesses to Len that he's not sure whether he's done the right thing.

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Notable dialogueEdit

Ena Sharples: "Take that night the gas mains caught fire. I took the whole street in and I gave them warmth and shelter out of the goodness of me 'eart. Guarding over them like they was me own, like the orphans in the storm and not so much as a 'ta very much' from one of 'em."

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Minnie Caldwell: "Mind you, there's a lot of foreigners there, isn't there?"
Ena Sharples: "Where?"
Minnie Caldwell: "Abroad. I mean, they don't talk like us for a start, do they? Not proper."

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