Elsie and Mark get to know each other. Ray gets together some heavies to get the scrap back from the gypsies. Annie petitions the police to get rid of the gypsies. Alan is surprised to see Mark waiting for him at No.11. Lucille tries to stop the oncoming fight by warning Reuben Ward and John Smith and going off to the encampment herself. Irma and Hilda ask Elsie to get them jobs as Charm Cosmetics' girls. She puts them off with talk of references, medicals and the rough estates they'll have to visit. Ellen, Flora and Lucille cower in the caravan as Ray and his mates fight the gypsies. An axe is put through the caravan window. Elsie agrees to let Mark stay at No.11 until he can find somewhere else. The police break up the fight and move the gypsies on. When Lucille hears Annie led the petition that caused the eviction, she throws a brick through a police car window. Elsie is annoyed that Alan didn't tell her he had a son. He tells her that he thought she wouldn't marry him if she knew he had a son and promises her he has no more secrets. Annie is horrified to hear that Lucille has been locked up in a cell for the night.
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix (Credited as "Elsie Tanner")
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Ellen Smith - Margaret Steed
- John Smith - Shane Connaughton
- Reuben Ward - James Donnelly
- Mark Howard - Nicholas Jones
- Tommy Deakin - Paddy Joyce
- Eddie Pritchard - Malcolm Rennie
- Police Sergeant - Malcolm Terris
- Flora Smith - Lynne Dunne
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Gypsy encampment
- John Smith’s caravan
- The scenes on the Gypsy encampment were recorded on 16mm film while the scene in John Smith’s caravan was recorded in the studio.
- TV Times synopsis: Violence flares in the gypsy camp.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,750,000 homes (3rd place).
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