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Episode 795 (31st July 1968)

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Episode 795
Episode 795
Production code P228/795
ITV transmission date 31st July 1968 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Andrew Mayer
Script editor Malcolm Lynch
Writer Peter Eckersley
Designer Peter Beard
Director Michael Darlow
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Producer Richard Doubleday
Previous episode 24th July 1968
Next episode 5th August 1968


Ray tells Len he never laid a finger on Elsie and refuses to leave the Yard. Elsie tells Len she was just sick of Ray watching her, saying things. Ken rehearses Pamela Dickenson for The Country Wife at the Tech. Audrey cancels the party when she discovers people are coming to ogle at them. Dickie makes her change her mind. The neighbours gather at No.3. Hilda and Annie go along to ogle. Ena starts a game of pass-the-parcel: Hilda wins and opens the parcel to discovers the Flemings' wedding certificate, stopping all the gossip about the youngsters.


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  • Although scheduled no episode was transmitted on 29th July due to a half-hour strike (starting at 7.30pm) by technicians at Granada Television. This was one of a series of incidents that occurred as part of the 1968 ITV Strike.
  • Following the 1968 ITV franchise reshuffle, this was the first episode to be broadcast by Thames Television in London (who had succeeded Rediffusion) and Yorkshire Television who had taken the franchise east of the Pennines from Granada Television, the latter being upgraded to a seven day-a-week service west of the Pennines in recompense.
  • TV Times synopsis: The Flemings throw a party - and the Street finds out the truth
  • No Viewing Figures were collected for this episode as the wildcat stoppages which built up towards the 1968 ITV Strike were gathering pace. The explanation from JICTAR was, "a list of the top twenty programmes, calculated on the normal homes-viewing basis, would contain many programmes which qualified for inclusion because they were screened at times when no alternative programmes were available for viewers."
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