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Episode 978 (11th May 1970)

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Episode 978
Production code P228/978
ITV transmission date 11th May 1970 (Monday)
Stories by Harry Driver
Esther Rose
Susan Pleat
Writer Brian Finch
Designer Tim Farmer
Director Eric Prytherch
Producer June Howson
Previous episode 6th May 1970
Next episode 13th May 1970


Val advises Irma to take the shop on to pay Dave Smith the money back. Annie plans Lucille's twenty-first birthday. Irma isn't sure if she wants to take the shop on but Maggie tells her that she's already sent the money to Gordon. Irma agrees join her at the shop. Sandra has a slanging match with Audrey. Bernard hits Ray in the Rovers and knocks him to the ground. Audrey resigns from the yard. Emily is annoyed when Annie calls Ernie an amateur pianist and refuses his services when Annie's "professional" lets her down. Irma starts work at the shop.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Audrey Fleming: "It's like some sort of race isn't it? To see who gets married first. When I told the other kids in my class I was married, it was like I was some kind of film star for a few weeks."


Audrey Fleming: “They don't turn up the lights and play God Save the Queen after the ceremony. It's washing somebody's scratty underpants and staring at one another over the fireplace the night the telly breaks down. Realising your 'usband isn't Sean Connery after all when he backs down from a fight and seeing that look in 'is eyes when you've 'urt 'im. Cos 'e just doesn't realise that you're just as 'uman as 'e is.”


Sandra Butler: “Tell me summat Audrey, how did a nice lad like Dickie get mixed up with a cow like you?”

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