Esther refuses to invest any money in Tom's fruit machine scheme and offers to give to him £100 to tide him over if he stays local and gets a decent job. Dennis can't decide between Ricky Dennis and Rocky Dennis as a stage name. Elsie doesn't understand his new life in showbusiness and thinks he's going weird. Annie thinks Billy should help out more behind the bar and puts Jack onto it. Doreen takes a fancy to Dennis and his guitar. Harry buys Concepta an engagement ring. Jean tells Christine her parents treat her more like an adult after what she said to them and thanks her. Christine makes Esther share her problems with her and Jean. Tom entertains Len with his tall tales about the war. Concepta arranges for Harry to see her priest, Father Bennett. Ken's lecturer, Mr. Collingwood, tells him he's engaged to Marian Lund, she's left the University and they're getting married.


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Guest castEdit



  • Beatrice Neild, who appeared in the irregular role of Mrs Toft from 1969 to 1974 appears as an extra in this episode in the Rovers.
  • 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 - 5,887,000 homes (7th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Christine Hardman: "For as long as I can remember it's been the fashion in Coronation Street - if you've got a problem take it to Esther Hayes."

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