Episode 502
Production code P228/502
ITV transmission date 4th October 1965 (Monday)
Stories by George Reed
Writer Adele Rose
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Bob Hird
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Producer Howard Baker
Previous episode 29th September 1965
Next episode 6th October 1965


Sandra starts at Gamma Garments. Clara is upset that Ena is returning. Lionel accuses Emily of coming between him and Sandra. Ena returns home from America. Elsie goes to the inquest and refuses to go without speaking to Moira Maxwell. She refuses to speak to Elsie. Emily realises Lionel is like her own father. Ena agrees to let Clara sit in Martha's chair in the snug so long as she buys the drinks. Elsie doesn't believe the Maxwell incident is finished.


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  • First appearance of Ena Sharples since 23rd June 1965.
  • TV Times synopsis: Ena's back
  • For the first time since the programme began the BBC made a concerted attack on the popularity of Coronation Street by scheduling the fourth season of Steptoe and Son directly opposite the Monday edition of the Street. This resulted in this episode only being watched in 5,870,000 homes - the lowest performance in the top twenty in 1965 however things would get worse as the following six Monday episodes failed to make the top twenty, the worst showing for the Street since early 1961.
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