|ITV transmission date||5th October 1964 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Writer||Harry Driver and Vince Powell|
|Previous episode||30th September 1964|
|Next episode||7th October 1964|
Norman tells Charlie that if the wrestling night isn't a success, the club will have to close and he'll be out of a job. Stan is billed as "Ogden the Terrible". Tickler Murphy backs out of taking Florrie out for a meal and takes her to the wrestling instead. Minnie gets tickets for Ena but she refuses to go. She gives the ticket to Albert instead. Annie is annoyed when Jack gets a ticket for the bout. Stan tries to back out of the match but can't. The residents gather on their ringside seats to watch the sport. The huge Ian Campbell petrifies Stan. Despite being four stone lighter than Ian, Stan is cheered on. Ena and Annie refuse to attend the match and get drunk together in the empty bar of the Rovers where Ena sympathises with Annie over her loss in the talent contest and Annie invites her to Sunday lunch one day. Stan submits in the first round after a Boston Crab and is then counted out after being thrown into the audience. Annie and Ena sing the evening away in the pub.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Charlie Moffitt - Gordon Rollings (Credited as "Charlie Moffit")
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Tickler Murphy - Patrick McAlinney
- Norman Phillips - Ray Brooks
- Ian Campbell - himself
- The Wrestlers - Terry Nylands and Chick Purvey
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Back room
- Viaduct Sporting Club - Main hall and dressing room
- The closing theme is replaced in part by a tipsy Annie Walker and Ena Sharples singing Let The Rest Of The World Go By by Ernest R. Ball and Keirn J. Brennan.
- TV Times synopsis: War and Peace
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,435,000 homes (1st place). This was the programme's highest rating to date although it was superseded two episodes later.
- This episode was included on the following commercial releases:
Annie Walker: "I really cannot understand the mentality of a person who finds enjoyment out of watching two human beings done untold injury to each other. I swear that they are nothing more than animals."
Jack Walker: "Aye..."
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