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Episode 791
Episode 791
Production code P228/791
ITV transmission date 15th July 1968 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Andrew Mayer
Script editor Malcolm Lynch
Writer James Bryant
Designer Peter Beard
Director Tim Jones
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw (Uncredited)
Producer Richard Doubleday
Previous episode 10th July 1968
Next episode 17th July 1968


Annie is short with Jack before she leaves early to call on Elsie and confirm her story. Annie is shocked to hear Ray calling downstairs as she didn't know he was going to be a lodger in No.11. Dickie and Audrey have returned. Audrey studies for a school exam. Ray enjoys his first breakfast from his landlady. Elsie gives him his own key. Len isn't happy to see Ray doing odd jobs for Elsie round the house. Ena comes to see Annie and tells her about Jack and Effie. Jack runs out to avoid trouble. Ena is put out when Annie doesn't seem to mind however Annie is annoyed that Jack has fled. Elsie tells Effie that Annie is more scared of what people are saying than anything else and suggests the two of them brave the Rovers together. Hilda is upset when Stan brings in only £11 and tells him that she'll be joining him on his round from now onwards. Jack tells Len that Mr Papagopolous has fled the country. Annie makes pointed comments when Effie comes into the Rovers. In private, she then rages at Jack about his lies. He tells her the truth: he and Effie were once heading towards marriage but she rejected him. Annie concludes that Jack married her on the rebound. Hilda returns exhausted from the window round, having done most of the work, and tells Stan that he'll have to manage on his own. He secures her on-going services by telling her his female customers fancy him, especially the blond lady at 19 Inkerman Street. Jack returns from bowls to a more contrite Annie but he plays her up by saying he'll have to rethink their marriage if they're not truly happy together. A jealous Len does various jobs for Elsie that he's been promising for months. Ena warns Elsie about taking in a young man like Ray as a lodger. Dickie and Audrey break the news in the Rovers that they were married yesterday and are given drinks on the house. Annie tells Dickie that Mr Fleming has been after him. Stan makes suggestive comments to Ray about being Elsie's lodger. He enjoys the notoriety. He returns home and Elsie's ears prick up when he describes their arrangement as "cosy".


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