Emily is upset as today should have been her wedding day. Annie determines to do something to cheer her up. Lucille is annoyed as she has to clean the Rovers in Hilda's absence. The Ogdens go shopping to spend their spare £95. Eddie Duncan isn't on form for the cup tie and Weatherfield County FC lose two-nil. Dave Smith blames Eddie and tells Irma to pass the message on that he's made an enemy. The Ogdens buy a coffee percolator, a tray, a table centre, a cocktail bar and an electric toothbrush - all useless. Annie, Lucille, Ena and Minnie throw a tea party for Emily which cheers her up. Hilda shows off by using the last of the money to buy drinks for the regulars in the Rovers. Irma and Eddie brave the pub to an initial stony silence. Len gets a phone call from a woman and tells Ray he's taking a couple of weeks off. Dave tells Eddie if he doesn't tow the line and avoid booze and women, including Irma, he's finished.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Irma Barlow - Sandra Gough
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Emily Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and back room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Weatherfield County FC - Bar
- Salford City Shopping Centre
- Final appearance of Sandra Gough as Irma Barlow.
- A filmed montage sequence of Stan and Hilda Ogden on their shopping spree was set to incidental music, namely Winifred Atwell playing The Poor People of Paris.
- In this episode, as well as Episode 1136 (6th December 1971) and Episode 1142 (27th December 1971), Albert Tatlock talks about a footballer called "Tiny Wedlock", comparing him favourably to Bobby Charlton. Alf Roberts suspects the player is an invention of Albert's but Billy Wedlock (1880 - 1965) did actually exist and, as Albert states, played his final game at his home ground of Ashton Gate in Bristol. Albert does however incorrectly quote the number of England caps as 21 when the actual number was 26.
- TV Times synopsis: County in the Cup - and the Ogdens on the spree.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,750,000 homes (3rd place).
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