|ITV transmission date||25th May 1970 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Harry Driver|
|Previous episode||20th May 1970|
|Next episode||24th June 1970|
Stan admits to Hilda the reason he can't tackle Dave Smith is because of the deeds to No.13. Betty hits breaking point with Keith Lucas' intimidation. Hilda sees the benefits of having a bookie for a son-in-law. Cyril returns from a course and Betty tells him about Lucas. Cyril goes to sort him out.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Cyril Turpin - William Moore
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Bernard Butler - Gorden Kaye
- Susan Barlow - Wendy Jane Walker
- Peter Barlow - Christopher Dormer
- This was the final episode of the programme broadcast until 24th June 1970 due to a technician's strike at Granada Television which stopped production and broadcasting at the station for one month. The strike began at 7.00am on 26th May as 324 technicians in ACTT (Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians) walked out in support of a 12% pay rise, partly for working in colour, a side of the dispute that would escalate into the ITV Colour Strike on 13th November. The strike only affected Granada - the rest of the ITV network carried on as usual but without any Granada programmes, including Coronation Street, however viewers in the Granada area were denied access to two important events in 1970 - the World Cup and the British General Election, both of which took place during the strike period, and Granada themselves suffered £270,000 in lost revenue. The dispute was called off on Saturday 20th June but it took until Monday 22nd June for the service to be resumed, which it did at 2.35pm. The decision was taken not to proceed that evening with the next episode of Coronation Street but instead to repeat this episode to the entire country as it was felt that audiences would have forgotten the events that had taken place.
- TV Times synopsis: Stan has a confession to make but it's Betty Turpin who goes through the "third degree".
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 4,250,000 homes (19th place). This was the lowest-rated episode of the year and was due to the episode being shown on a Bank Holiday Monday. The repeat on 22nd June gained a substantially higher audience of 6,600,000 homes which put it in second place in the charts for that week.
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