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|ITV transmission date||30th July 1969 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Executive Producer||H.V. Kershaw|
|Previous episode||28th July 1969|
|Next episode||4th August 1969|
Stan spends all his money on drink and discovers he has to find Elsie's £50 by the weekend. Betty refuses to accept the sack and carries on working. Ena is disturbed by Cliff Stone watching her in the Rovers. The Barlows return from Scotland and refuse to take over from Alice in looking after Albert. Elsie cheerfully lets Stan find the money in as much time as he needs but, not knowing this, Hilda slags her off to her face so she changes her mind and demands £5 a week. Ena tells Albert he needs someone to look after him permanently or he'll end up in an OAP home. Elsie remembers that Stone is an ex-con, just out of prison. That night, Ena is woken up by noises downstairs and catches Stone in the studio with the floorboards up.
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Cyril Turpin - William Moore
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/snug
- 1 Coronation Street - Albert Tatlock's bedrooom
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room
- Corner Shop
- Camera Shop and studio
- Camera Shop Flat - Living room/kitchen and bedroom
- First appearance of Valerie Barlow since 11th June 1969 as Anne Reid had been on a tour of the Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall play Come Laughing Home.
- TV Times synopsis: A nocturnal stone gathers an Ena.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,450,000 homes (7th place).
|July 1969 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|