Elsie stays coy with Len over her new job. Annie is upset about the bad language she has heard from the building site at Rosamund Street. She assumes customer Stan Ogden is one of the builders but he tells her that he's a lorry driver. He asks after Irma and where he can find her. Ken asks for help with the Over 60's Club‏‎ bazaar and at Irma's suggestion, Elsie agrees to be a fortune teller. As the Mission of Glad Tidings is set up for the bazaar Swindley is annoyed to find from Ena that Albert is organising matters and not him. She orders him to stack chairs as per Albert's plan. Stan impresses Annie with his war stories although he has a run in with Ena when he calls her a "nosy old parker" in the Corner Shop. Stan tells Florrie that his daughter "Freda" is the same person as her assistant Irma. Len agrees to organise a knobbly knees contest for the bazaar. The residents find out that Irma is Stan's daughter. Florrie finds a factory worker's paypacket in a box of goods from Ireland. Ena makes Swindley stick labels on clothing for the jumble. Stan turns up at No. 11 and finds Irma. He tells her that he's been reconciled with her mother and they want the family to get back together. She tells him if he means it he'll have to buy the empty No. 13. Stan happily agrees.


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  • First appearance of Stan Ogden.
  • This episode carries no cast credits, just production credits.
  • From dialogue in the episode, it is inferred that Irma Ogden was born during the Second World War and not in 1946 as later stated.
  • The next episode was scheduled for transmission on Wednesday 1st July but a strike by members of the ACTT (Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians) union began at midnight on Tuesday 30th June which continued until 7.55pm on Monday 6th July. The episode was therefore transmitted on Wednesday 8th July.
  • TV Times synopsis: Elsie takes up fortune telling and Irma has a visit from a dark stranger
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,846,000 homes (2nd place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Elsie Tanner: "If I can 'av meself a ball for the next few years, I won't mind settling with me knitting and me cat afterwards, at least I'll 'av me memories, which is more than can be said for some of 'em round 'ere."

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