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Episode 954 (16th February 1970)

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Episode 954
Production code P228/954
ITV transmission date 16th February 1970 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Anthea Ingham
Writer Geoffrey Lancashire
Designer Tim Farmer
Director Joe Boyer
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 11th February 1970
Next episode 18th February 1970


Bill Gregory turns up in the Street from his home in Glasgow after an absence of eight years. Annie is horrified when Alan reveals in the Rovers that she bleaches her hair. He tells Elsie that if they'd used her cheap lacquer on Annie's hair it would have turned green. Ena and Minnie try to get Albert out of No.1. He refuses. Annie receives a mysterious Valentine card. Annie tells Bill that Elsie married. He thinks she married Len. Len puts him straight. Sandra takes food in to Albert. Bill tells Ena he's not leaving the Street without Elsie this time.


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  • TV Times synopsis: In which the navy pays an unexpected visit.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,250,000 homes (3rd place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Albert Tatlock: "They played brass bands when we came marching home in 1918. They promised us "Homes Fit for Heroes" to live in...and "Every Man an Acre and a Cow". Well my home's just as it were, my cow never came, they've pinched me allotment and there isn't a Brass Band between here and Belle Vue."

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