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Episode 535 (26th January 1966)

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Episode 535
Production code P228/535
ITV transmission date 26th January 1966 (Wednesday)
Stories by Susan Pleat
Leslie Duxbury
Writer Ron McDonnell
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Cormac Newell
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Producer Peter Eckersley
Previous episode 24th January 1966
Next episode 31st January 1966


Lionel shows David the ropes and hands the shop over to him. Ena tries to help Minnie over her money situation but Minnie tells her to stay out of her life. Jackie cooks Ken lunch and persuades him to go to a play with her. Annie lays on champagne at Lionel's farewell party. Club man Fred Nuttall asks Minnie for the £17 she owes for a coat. He puts pressure on her when she tells him that she can't pay any back. He tells her that she's only paying interest on the money she originally borrowed and if she doesn't pay he'll take her to court. Lionel leaves for Wales. A delighted Minnie receives a visit from Jed.


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Guest castEdit


  • Final appearance of Edward Evans as Lionel Petty.
  • Jed Stone, although returned to the street, does not actually appear in the episode. His return was heralded by his famous cap being pushed through the letterbox of No.5 at the very end of the programme, thereby alerting Minnie (and the viewers) to his return but saving on paying for an appearance by the actor. Kenneth Cope was present from the next episode onwards.
  • TV Times synopsis: Minnie up to her ears, Miss Nugent on her toes
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,750,000 homes (1st place).
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