Episode 918
Production code P228/918
ITV transmission date 13th October 1969 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Anthea Ingham
Writer Leslie Duxbury
Designer Roy Graham
Director Michael Cox
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 8th October 1969
Next episode 15th October 1969


Hilda is unhappy at Stan's loss of appetite. Stan and Betty keep their activities secret and Hilda thinks Stan's got another woman. Cyril tells the residents that the squatters' father has been arrested and imprisoned for three years. The squatters leave No.12 before they can be evicted as a farmer in the Cheshire village of Chelford offered the mother, Mrs Storey, a job and accommodation to go with it. Hilda thinks Stan is having an affair with Betty.


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Guest castEdit



  • This episode features a subtly different arrangement of the closing theme music.
  • The Squatters in No.12 in this and the previous two episodes are spoken of but never seen. They are identified as a Mrs Storey and her three children who took up occupancy after her husband was sent to jail.
  • TV Times synopsis: Hilda puts two and two together and makes an eternal triangle
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,050,000 homes (3rd place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Ena Sharples: "By heck! They can live surrounded by evil and muck for years without turning a hair. But let a bit fall on their own doorstep and they sprout more principles and moral indignation than a young parson."

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