Episode 585
Production code P228/585
ITV transmission date 20th July 1966 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Susan Pleat
Leslie Duxbury
Writer Jack Rosenthal
Designer Alan Price
Director Richard Argent
Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 18th July 1966
Next episode 25th July 1966


Ken, Jerry, David, Dennis, Len, Jed and Stan set off for Liverpool to see Brazil play Portugal in a World Cup qualifier. Len feels torn between the football and Ruth. Ruth tells him to go. Annie fantasises about the picture. She feels that the Rovers has some romantic past and that the pub's name may have to be changed to "The Masked Lady". In Liverpool, Jed is angry when Stan jokingly gives his name to a policeman.


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  • TV Times synopsis: A World Cup outing for the lads
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 4,450,000 homes (18th place - along with Episode 586 (25th July 1966) this was the lowest rated appearance of an episode within the top twenty in 1966. This episode was transmitted opposite World Cup coverage of a France v England match on BBC1).
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