Ray finds out that the mother's name is Alison. He tells a disapproving Jerry that he doesn't know anybody called Alison. Michael Ryan refuses to be tempted by Deirdre - he's keeping himself pure for his girlfriend, Mary. Stan, Tommy and Michael go to the races in a chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. Alison Wright meets Ray and tells him they met at a party when he was drunk. She tells him that he told her to look him up if she was in trouble - now she's left the father and needs his help as they're homeless. Stan, Tommy and Michael have a picnic in the country on the way back from the races. Tommy persuades the chauffeur, Sandy Pirie, to have a drink so Stan drives the Rolls the rest of the way. Ken tells Rita he doesn't want Janet back and he agrees with her that she shouldn't be made to be a mother to the twins. The Rolls is pulled over by the police and Stan and is breathalysed by P.C. Blakey. Alison and baby Jonathan move into No.9.
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Deirdre Hunt - Anne Kirkbride
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Gertie Robson - Connie Merigold
- Tommy Deakin - Paddy Joyce
- Michael Ryan - Jim Bartley
- Sandy Pirie - John McGregor
- PC Blakey - Robert Austin
- Alison Wright - Rosalind Ayres
- Jonathan - Samuel James Taylor
- Coronation Street
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- The Kabin
- Roads in Weatherfield
- Country road
- Betty Turpin (Betty Driver) is credited, but does not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Stan takes a Bank Holiday ride in a Rolls…and runs slap into trouble.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 5,103,000 homes (This Whit Bank Holiday edition failed to make the top twenty in the viewing charts and was the lowest-rated episode of the year).
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