With his mother dead, Jack has returned to the Rovers. He's comforted by the fact that she had such a long life. After four days Ena still can't recognise anyone. Minnie boycotts the shop because of what Florrie said to her. Martha goes on the offensive when Florrie comes over to the vestry to explain that she wasn't blaming Minnie for Ena's collapse. The women argue back and forth until Minnie accepts Florrie's apology and declares the subject closed. Albert delivers the news that the mission has cancelled an upcoming beetle drive out of respect for Ena and contributed £2 to her speedy recovery. Annie arranges to have the Hewitts over for dinner and obsesses over the plans. Dennis decides to stay in London permanently. Len spends more of his time at No.11 than at work. Elsie doesn't encourage him. They enjoy the fact that people are talking about them. Florrie considers having a new fireplace and asks Elsie if she'll recommend Len. Elsie says he's a slow worker. Len begins toying with the neighbours by hinting that there's something going on between him and Elsie. The residents wonder when Nellie will find out. Harry gives Len the benefit of the doubt. Jack switches off the lights in the snug but Annie is spooked by the gesture and makes him switch them on again. Ena suddenly comes to and is her old self.
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Concepta Hewitt - Doreen Keogh
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- Glad Tidings Mission Hall - Vestry
- St Mark's Hospital - Ward C4
- TV Times synopsis: While Minnie and Martha continue their long and anxious wait by Ena's hospital bedside, the rest of the Street wait for the latest bulletin. For some people, life still goes on as usual, but there is another topic of conversation when Len Fairclough abandons his nightly visit to the Rover's to do some decorating in Elsie's front room.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,167,000 homes (1st place).
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