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|ITV transmission date||11th March 1970 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Executive Producer||H.V. Kershaw|
|Previous episode||9th March 1970|
|Next episode||16th March 1970|
Annie tells Jack the terms of their Lysistrata campaign and he is unable to get a cleaned and ironed shirt, a cup of tea or even the phone answered. Likewise Stan can’t get his breakfast made. Mickie Malone chases up Stan up for the promised song, threatening legal action. Dickie can’t get a morning goodbye kiss from Audrey. Albert finds the campaign amusing until Val gives him his washing and darning back. Ena gives Stan a song score which Mickie likes. Ken tells the menfolk who Lysistrata was and predicts it will all blow over by tomorrow, making a bet of a round of drinks that he will be proven right. The next day, he has to buy the round which Annie takes pleasure in serving. Cyril tells the menfolk they must present a united front and knock down the women’s defences one by one. The women hold a meeting to discuss tactics in the salon in which they agree to withhold sexual favours. Stan receives money for the song. Ena hears Len whistling her tune which he tells her he heard at the Robin Hood. Ken starts to think the business life may have its appeal after all. Jack isn’t bothered by Annie’s announcement that she will sleep in the spare room. Stan tells Ena that he’s had no success with the song. Ken suggests a kibbutz run from No 9 for the men. Ena goes to the Robin Hood and is furious to hear her song sung by Mickie and that Stan claims to be the writer of the piece.
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Dickie Fleming - Nigel Humphreys
- Cyril Turpin - William Moore
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Audrey Fleming - Gillian McCann
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Camera Shop Flat
- Alan Howard's Salon
- Robin Hood club - Bar area
- Long-term scriptwriter and future producer Julian Roach made his first contribution to the programme with this episode.
- The episode carried an additional credit of "Song by Derek Hilton and Joan Squillino". This refers to the original tune Dreaming Time composed in the storyline by Ena Sharples which is performed in full in this episode by Bill Maynard playing Mickie Malone.
- TV Times synopsis: Harmony for Ena and discord for Stan.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,400,000 homes (3rd place).
|March 1970 episodes|
|Mon 2nd • Wed 4th • Mon 9th • Wed 11th • Mon 16th • Wed 18th • Mon 23rd • Wed 25th • Mon 30th|