Annie is keen to enter the Street in the "Best Kept Street" competition when she hears of the £100 prize money. Emily feels responsible for Dennis leaving. Elsie sets her mind at ease. Len and Jerry have to sort out their taxes at the yard but the office is in disarray. Ena doesn't like the way everyone assumes Annie will be in charge of their competition entry. Albert and Stan scoff as Annie and Hilda fill out the form, thinking the street doesn't stand a chance. Steve buys Elsie a diamond engagement ring. Elsie starts having doubts about marrying Steve because of what Gregg said. Val thinks she'd be mad to turn him down and points out that she and Ken are very different but do fine. Gregg apologises for speaking out of turn but Elsie tells him he was right. Len and Jerry are daunted by the task of sorting through mountains of paperwork. Jerry gets Emily to lend a hand. Hilda takes the entry form to the Gazette office and discovers they're too late to enter the Street in the competition. Annie starts blaming Hilda before Ena declares she has already entered them. Steve gives Elsie the ring but she refuses it.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Steve Tanner - Paul Maxwell
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- Fairclough and Booth
- Steve Tanner mentions a recent real-life event when he states that General de Gaulle "threw us out". This is a reference to France's withdrawal from NATO on 11th March 1966 and the President's demand that all foreign forces vacate his country by the following year.
- Len Fairclough finds an old guidebook to Batsworth Castle in the builder's yard office, which is a reference to the second season Pardon the Expression episode "The Ghost of Batsworth Castle Walks Again".
- TV Times: No synopsis appeared in the magazine between Episode 678 (14th June 1967) and Episode 701 (4th September 1967)
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,450,000 homes (5th place).
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