Episode 90
Episode 90
Production code P228/90
ITV transmission date 23rd October 1961 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Vince Powell
Editor John Finch
Writer Barbara Clegg
Designer Denis Parkin
Director Derek Bennett
Producer Derek Granger
Previous episode 18th October 1961
Next episode 25th October 1961


Ena and Martha have taken Minnie to the hospital where they are undergoing a lengthy wait in the outpatients' department although Minnie insists she has no adverse effects. Christine tells Jean that Ena has threatened to sue her for £200 as the slate came from her roof. Jean thinks it's the landlord's responsibility. Ena insists Minnie has concussion. The department has two more visitors: Swindley with Miss Nugent who has cut her hand badly. He manages to get her to the front of the queue. Ena accuses him of only being bothered as his shop is closed and therefore losing money. Ken is pleased to receive his first pay cheque. The residents have clubbed together to buy a second-hand television set for the Hewitts as a surprise for their return that night from honeymoon and Len assists Bill in getting it in working order in No.7. The others are making plans to get the house ready and Elsie rushes round with flowers when she hears that Bill is there. He insists that Len leaves them alone. Bill tries to tell Elsie about his wife but he can't. Miss Nugent is treated and released. The nurse thinks Ena is the patient who needs her head examining but is soon put right. Linda has a TV installed on Hire Purchase at No.9. Elsie warns her that Ivan will be furious as he doesn't agree with credit. Jack and Annie have doubts about Doreen's work ethic. Alf brings Frank into the Rovers for the first time since Ida's death and to a letter the Walkers have received from Billy who is painting the town red in London with David. Elsie tries to find out from why Len's suddenly ignoring her but gets no answer from him. Minnie is cleared by the hospital. Ena and Martha are annoyed that the X-Ray showed no injuries whatsoever. They are too late to get a drink as time is called. Albert chivvies the regulars to get round to No.7 for the Hewitts. They all leave Minnie who has been in the ladies'. Doreen lets her out the back way. The shattered Hewitts return to be met by the residents inside No.7, with the TV. Annie sees they are tired and makes everyone leave. While Harry puts the kettle on, Concepta is troubled to find a photograph of his first wife in the sideboard.


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