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|ITV transmission date||5th July 1967 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||3rd July 1967|
|Next episode||10th July 1967|
Coronation Street is transformed for the "Best Kept Street" competition. Annie erects a striped canopy over the Rovers' door. She tells Jack that she knows the senior judge, Mrs Delamere, from the Lady Victuallers. David prepares a new shop display as there's a special prize. Betty splashes out when someone posts £1 through the door. The police, health department and children's department descend on the Street during the competition. Mistaking them for the judges, Annie, Ena and Hilda form a welcome committee. They're informed that someone shopped the Lawsons. Ken insults David's display, thinking it's intentionally slapdash in an attempt at postmodernism. The real judges arrive just as the Lawsons are driven away. Fortunately, Mrs Delamere assumes that the residents were simply waving goodbye to someone but Hilda puts her foot in it and tells her the whole story. Len sticks up for whoever reported the Lawsons as it was the only way to help them. Jack guesses that Len shopped them but doesn't say so in front of the regulars. Annie tries to make a positive impression on the judges but the other residents keep showing themselves up. Emily discovers Len's books are £300 out.
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- David Barlow - Alan Rothwell
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Lawson - Eve Pearce
- Ronnie Lawson - Arthur Wild
- Clifford Lawson - Martin Cook
- Mrs Delamere - Dorothy Reynolds
- Councillor Wilson - George Stanford
- Mr Foley - George McNeight
- Mr Fitch - Donald Pelmear
- Miss Simpson - Irene Riley
- Policeman - R.N. Pearson
- This episode did not start with the usual title sequence but instead the opening caption was shown over a shot of Jerry Booth erecting the canopy over the Rovers' front door. It also contained no cast credits, only production credits.
- 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 - 6,950,000 homes (4th place).
|July 1967 episodes|
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