Six hundred cigarettes and two bottles of whisky were stolen from the Rovers. Concepta buys a new dress for the picnic to wow Harry. Ken brings Marian home for tea. Ida is interested when Marian tells her she doesn't want to get married. Arthur sets the tongues wagging by taking Ivan out of the Rovers for questioning.


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  • This episode carries no director credit, either on-screen or in TV Times.
  • Although Westward Television was launched on Saturday 29th April, 1961, the station initially opted out of transmitting Coronation Street only joining the programme with Episode 48 on 29th May. The show was therefore not fully networked for the interim four-week period.
  • TV Times: Every front door hides a story. Behind the front doors in Coronation Street are stories of excitement and joy, pathos and humour (This generic synopsis did not appear in all regional editions)
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,000,000 homes (joint 7th place with Episode 44).
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