Lucille tells Annie that she should apologise to Betty. Val tries to persuade Beattie that Alice is good for Albert. Annie kids on to Betty that she’s coping well but nevertheless wonders if she’d like to return to the Rovers. Betty agrees to give her an answer by dinnertime. Alice buys Albert a cap for his birthday. It's clear that she has some doubts about the wedding. Annie drops her pride and apologises to Betty and she returns to work behind the bar. Len decides to recommend Ray for the tender, knowing he can't afford it. Cyril convinces Beattie that Albert has no money to leave Alice by telling her that Albert’s borrowed money off him. Ray gets the tender and shows Len Dave's money that's backing him. Beattie wishes Albert and Alice every happiness. Audrey leaves the garage to become Ray's secretary. He assures her he doesn't fancy her and gives her £2 a week more than the £8 she was getting at the petrol station. Ray buys a new convertible with his new-found wealth. Dave tells him to get rid of it and suggests he reads the small print of their contract but Ray refuses. Len tells Maggie that Ray will do well with the contract. Maggie tells Lucille that Audrey got the secretary’s job when she thought it had been promised to her. Alice shows Val a photograph of a soldier and tells her that it’s a "just cause and impediment" that could stop the wedding.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Audrey Fleming - Gillian McCann
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Cyril Turpin - William Moore
- Beattie Pearson - Gabrielle Daye
- Dave Smith - Reginald Marsh
- Alice Pickins - Doris Hare
- Ned Logan - Alan Partington
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 14 Coronation Street - Living room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Ray Langton's Contractors Limited - Workshop and yard
- Items that Annie Walker and Elsie Tanner buy in the Corner Shop are clearly marked as being manufactured by Dobson and Hawkes, the name of the department store chain as featured in the Coronation Street spin-off Pardon the Expression in 1965 and 1966, although the cornflakes bought by Elsie have the name of the company spelt just "Dobson Hawks" here.
- The scene in the yard of Ray Langton's Contractors Limited where Ray shows Audrey Fleming his new car was recorded on location on 16mm film.
- TV Times synopsis: Betty takes off her coat; and Ray is let off the hook.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,450,000 homes (9th place).
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