The nappies which Val put out to dry start to burn, filling the house with smoke. Ken's delayed returning home by Stan who buys him another drink. Val returns home and sees the fire. Ken arrives a moment later and helps put the fire out. As the residents are told, Ena and Clara voice their disapproval that the twins were left alone. Val’s furious with Ken but Annie tells her not to be too hard on him. Sandra lets Dennis store boxes of crackers in the Gamma Garments' loft after hours. Emily is cross with her when she finds out. Albert asks Clara to housekeep for David while he visits Beattie. Val gives Ken the silent treatment. Ena tells Val it was as much her fault as Ken's and is asked to leave. The crackers are moved to No. 11. A lorry driver tries to deliver Dennis's 107 Christmas trees to the Corner Shop but Lionel sends him on to No. 11. Sandra is angry with being used by Dennis. Val breaks down at the thought of what could have happened to Peter and Susan and threatens to leave Ken.
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Lionel Petty - Edward Evans
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Sandra Petty - Heather Moore
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Irma Ogden - Sandra Gough
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Gamma Garments
- Unknown street
- This episode had no title sequence. Instead, the opening theme and title caption were shown over a shot of the burning nappies in front of the fireplace in 9 Coronation Street.
- The song that Jack Walker starts humming, and that the rest of the Rovers regulars join in with en masse, is I Used To Sigh For The Silvery Moon, lyrics written by Lester Barrett, music composed by Herman E. Darewski Jr. Annie Walker refers to the best known British version of the song performed by music hall singer G. H. Elliott.
- To allow for studio camera angles, the front doors of the Rovers Return Inn are placed continuous with the connecting wall with 1 Coronation Street and not at right-angles to it.
- TV Times synopsis: An inflamed Val near death
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,660,000 homes (1st place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1960-1969, released on 31st July 2006.
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