|ITV transmission date||15th April 1968 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Script editor||Malcolm Lynch|
|Writer||Malcolm Lynch (Uncredited)|
|Executive Producer||Richard Everitt|
|Previous episode||10th April 1968|
|Next episode||17th April 1968|
Albert reminisces that it's fifty years since the Battle of the Lys but neither Dennis nor Minnie are interested. Maggie introduces Elsie to her son Gordon, who is an accounts' clerk. Albert complains that no one cares about the war but Ken cheers him up when he tells him that he has a book on the battle he can borrow. Minnie makes Elsie see Jenny is quite nice. Elsie worries that she isn't liked. Gordon gets annoyed when Les interrupts his studies and shows little respect for him. Dennis thinks he and Jenny should buy a flat. Elsie calls at No. 5 and tries to talk to Jenny. Gordon refuses to go to the pictures with Les or forgive him for beating Maggie up when he was drunk. Les tries to explain his actions but without success. Elsie and Jenny apologise to each other and start to get on. Albert gives Dennis a white feather. Les is depressed that he can't get on with Gordon. Albert thinks the book's author's got all his facts wrong on the Battle of the Lys and plans to expose him. Ken agrees to help him write an article for the Weatherfield Gazette. Gordon finds Les has disappeared. He tells a worried Maggie they both know exactly where he's gone to.
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Margaret Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Gordon Clegg - Bill Kenwright
- Coronation Street exterior
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Back room
- Corner Shop - Shop and back room
- First appearance of Gordon Clegg.
- From dialogue in the episode, there appears to be confusion on the part of some of the characters as to whether it is Easter Sunday or Monday.
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie makes it up
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,850,000 homes (18th place). This somewhat low figure in comparison to surrounding episodes is explained by this edition being transmitted on Easter Monday - a public holiday.
|April 1968 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th • Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th|