Episode 957
Production code P228/957
ITV transmission date 25th February 1970 (Wednesday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Anthea Ingham
Writer Malcolm Lynch
Designer Tim Farmer
Director Eric Prytherch
Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw
Previous episode 23rd February 1970
Next episode 2nd March 1970


Bill Gregory leaves to go back to his ship today and tells Elsie that she has to make up her mind to go with him or not. Ben worries about Annie but she is in high dudgeon and rings to report him. Ray and Bernard feel guilty about Ben possibly losing his job. Cyril decides to find out what really happened to the lamp. Ena gets Alan to call round on Elsie on a supposed errand for her. He does so and asks Elsie not to go. Annie agrees not to report Ben if Cyril can discover what really happened. Len asks Bill to leave Elsie alone. Cyril deduces the crowd at No. 3 took the lamp as a joke. Elsie and Alan kiss. Bill leaves in his taxi and Elsie watches him go from her doorway. Annie decides to treat the lamp matter as a joke. Stan gets the idea of selling himself as a composer using Ena's songs. Elsie tells Alan that she has no regrets. Stan rings club signer Mickie Malone and claims the songs as his own compositions.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Len Fairclough (to Bill Gregory): Elsie’s a sparrow in a dirty street. She couldn’t survive in an aviary with birds of paradise. She tried it once…and they nearly pecked her to death.

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