Albert has stage fright as the Street panto approaches. The Walkers supply lemonade for the children. Minnie is prompt though she has spent all night learning everyone's lines by heart. Miss Nugent feels faint. Ena and Florrie arrange the children's refreshments, Hilda is in charge of makeup and Stan the props. The children enjoy the pantomime, especially when Len gets a custard pie in the face. David flashes his money around and claims he has torn a ligament in his leg but Irma has told Albert that they went dancing all night. The panto ends with the cast singing She Loves You.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Charlie Moffitt - Gordon Rollings (Credited as "Charlie Moffit")
- Irma Ogden - Sandra Gough
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Mr Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- David Barlow - Alan Rothwell
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room
- Mission of Glad Tidings - Main hall
- The audience of forty-five children watching the panto were from the Wood Street Mission in Manchester.
- Songs sung in the panto are the 1964 hits Bread and Butter by The Newbeats and She Loves You by The Beatles as well as Hey Look Me Over from the 1960 Broadway musical Wildcat and Over The Rainbow from the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
- TV Times synopsis: The show must go on - but why?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,820,000 homes (joint 1st place with 21st December 1964).
- This episode was included on the following commercial releases:
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