Episode 55
Production code P228/55
ITV transmission date 21st June 1961 (Wednesday)
Serial editor H.V. Kershaw
Writer John Finch
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Howard Baker
Producer Stuart Latham
Previous episode 19th June 1961
Next episode 26th June 1961


Jack forgets to send his holiday booking to the hotel but gets Billy to send it behind Annie's back. David's workmates give him a travelling clock as a farewell present. Ida is upset as David starts to pack. She discovers the Australia brochure in Ken's case and breaks down. Doreen tells Florrie that she's fed up of a groping foreman, Harold Pilkington, at Elliston's Raincoat Factory. Brian has tea with Esther and Tom. Brian tells Tom he's driving Esther to a nervous breakdown. Tom refuses to settle down and decides to move on. Ken tells his parents the Australia papers were for a friend. Billy tells David his boss's son is opening a garage in Chiswick and he wants to join him in moving south.


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  • 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 - 5,680,000 homes (joint 5th place with Episode 54).

Notable dialogueEdit

Billy Walker: "As far as I'm concerned, you can stick Coronation Street; it's like bein' buried alive."

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