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Episode 38 (24th April 1961)

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Episode 38
Episode 38
Production code P228/38
ITV transmission date 24th April 1961 (Monday)
Serial editor H.V. Kershaw
Writer Jack Rosenthal
Designer Denis Parkin
Director None credited
Producer Stuart Latham
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PlotEdit

Billy gets ready to start his first day at work at the Blue Bell Garage. Annie spoils him with a large packed lunch. Billy amuses her and Jack with his dreams of a garage business empire. Christine buys some raffle tickets from Elliston's Raincoat Factory tea lady Clara. Jean Stark, a nervous young co-worker, reluctantly buys a ticket as well. She tells Christine that her strict parents don't allow her much freedom. Sheila and Doreen plan new hair-dos. Christine feels sorry for Jean and encourages her to go with her to the pictures in Manchester that night, agreeing to go to the first house so that she's not home too late. Annie frets how Billy is doing at work. Concepta wonders where the Whit Monday Rovers trip will be - the Derbyshire Dales or Blackpool. Jack and Len are warned that the trip committee must make a decision soon. Jed Stone, a hard-case young man from Liverpool, calls into the pub asking for Dennis's address. He's directed to No.11 by Jack. Dennis isn't pleased to see his ex-borstal mate. He tells Jed that he has a straight job now at the Orinoco Club in town. Jed derides his new occupation and asks for his help on a job robbing a general store on Rosamund Street. Dennis doesn't want to get involved and asks for time to think. Jed says he'll return at 6.30pm. They are interrupted by Linda who recognises Jed's type. Once he's gone, she warns Dennis away from him. Albert interrupts Ken's studying to return a pie dish. Ken asks his advice about Marian Lund and the age gap between them, admitting that he's afraid to tell his parents. Albert advises him to be honest with them. Ida returns from work. Ken summons his courage to tell her about Marian but it fails him and she is left none the wiser when she thinks he is going with a coffee with a lady librarian. She does say that the ideal age for a girlfriend of his should be about 20, making him uneasy. Arthur calls on Elsie. She goes to get herself ready when Jed calls back. He is shocked when Dennis introduces as a Detective-Sergeant with the city police.

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Notable dialogueEdit

Jack Walker: "I've yet to meet a Walker who was afraid of a bit of hard work."
Annie Walker: "Oh, you ought to stand where I am. Might be a bit of an education to you."
Jack Walker (drinking his tea): "Eh? Oh.. Well I think I'll do the cellar in a minute, love. Just finish me cup of tea..."

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