Harry Bailey was an insurance agent who ran away to Nottingham with Nellie Fairclough and her son Stanley in December 1962. As the Fairclough marriage had been in the doldrums, Nellie's husband Len accepted this and the couple divorced the following year, with Harry going on to marry Nellie and raise Stanley.

When Nellie died in 1964, Harry told Len and offered to let Stanley live with him, but Len decided that Stanley was settled in Nottingham and should stay with Harry. Harry later sent Stanley to stay with Len for a short time in September 1967.

Ray Mort had previously played the virtually identical character of Ron Bailey. Presumably they were the same character with altered forenames but there is no conclusive evidence on screen of this.

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