Episode 948
Production code P228/948
ITV transmission date 26th January 1970 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Anthea Ingham
Writer Susan Pleat
Designer Tim Farmer
Director Joe Boyer
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 21st January 1970
Next episode 28th January 1970


Ernie gets a contract to photograph models for a mail-order company. Emily fears that Willie Piggott is not going to renew the lease on the shop. Alan looks for someone to take a night-shift job for a friend at a baker's. Elsie suggests Stan. Dave Smith sacks Audrey for taking the time off to visit her mother. Ray installs her at the Yard. Len and Ray put in a tender for a student hostel. Elsie convinces Hilda that Alan will sack her if Stan doesn't take the job at the bakery but Stan has plans to take up window cleaning again with frequent calls at 19 Inkerman Street. Piggott agrees to have the studio converted into two rooms for Ernie. Ena worries that the loss of the lease will lead to the loss of her flat. Elsie watches Alan in a motor rally on TV. She watches in horror as Alan's car goes out of control and crashes. Piggott wants the hostel contract and discovers that Len is his competition. Elsie tries to find out what has happened to Alan and is relieved when he turns up unhurt. Maggie tells Len she is happy with them going out occasionally. Ray has already given Stan's window round to someone else and refuses to take him back. Piggott hears that Emily sometimes does book-keeping for Len and tells her that he has a business proposition for her.


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  • Bernard Youens was credited as Stan Ogden in this episode and the next in TV Times but appears in neither. It is possible that the actor was ill and a hasty rewrite amended his intended scenes as the character is spoken of frequently throughout the episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Elsie receives a shock and Miss Nugent a distressing proposition
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,900,000 homes (3rd place).
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