Episode 87
Episode 87
Production code P228/87
ITV transmission date 11th October 1961 (Wednesday)
Serial editor H.V. Kershaw
Writer Dennis Spooner
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Vivian Milroy
Producer Derek Granger
Previous episode 9th October 1961
Next episode 16th October 1961


Val shops for Frank and Ken. She notices the lack of customers in the Corner Shop and tells Florrie that she tried Billy Bargain's Supermart but didn't like it. Getting ready for his interview for Assistant Personnel Officer at Amalgamated Steel, Ken has to rethread a shirt button but does it badly, much to Frank's frustration. Frank admits he felt sorry for Jim Foster but is cheered up when a letter from David arrives. Elsie is equally pleased that Dennis has sold his guitar to a man from the Orinoco Club although he still owes money on the original purchase. He eagerly awaits his own post, which related to Dennis Tanner Enterprises. Linda brings it round, as it was delivered to No.9 in error. Minnie buys sandwich spread for a meeting of the Over 60's Club‏‎ to plan their Blackpool trip. Florrie confesses she's very worried about the supermarket. Elsie and Linda return to the corner shop, not liking the supermarket. In No.1 Minnie and Martha find themselves in bitter competition for making the sandwiches for the meeting as Martha has bought ham with her. Albert tactfully suggests some of each. Florrie is pleased to see her customers return, but not Ena, who complains about her prices but demands still demands tick. Val doesn't know if she should return to Glasgow or not. She wants Ken's help but he won't commit himself. Dennis's mail is a series of jokes from a comic writer for his future acts to use. He reads some out to Jed who thinks they're awful. Doreen and Jean plan to go on the Rovers' trip to Morecambe, Jean going with Jed. Doreen tells Sheila and Jean that Annie's offered her the barmaid's job. Ena, Minnie, Martha, Swindley and Miss Nugent join Albert for the meeting. A hungry Ena demands they serve the sandwiches now and criticises the amount of ham in Martha's. They have got a small response to their trip idea and Emily's suggestion that they merge with the Rovers is taken up, as long as they go to Blackpool. Ken gets the job and starts on Monday. He's pleased when Val tells him she's decided to stay in the Street.


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