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|year=1962
 
 
|number=143
 
|number=143
 
|date=[[25th April]] [[1962]] (Wednesday)
 
|date=[[25th April]] [[1962]] (Wednesday)
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|next=[[Episode 144 (30th April 1962)|30th April 1962]]
 
|next=[[Episode 144 (30th April 1962)|30th April 1962]]
 
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==Plot==
 
==Plot==
The neighbours hear strange noises in [[9 Coronation Street|No.9]]. [[Martha Longhurst|Martha]] hears that new people have moved in. [[Concepta Hewitt|Concepta]] grows frightened of the noises and doesn't like staying in [[7 Coronation Street|No.7]] on her own. She and [[Elsie Tanner|Elsie]] are hurt when no one believes they can hear noises. The paper carries reports of a night prowler. [[Minnie Caldwell|Minnie]] sees a light on in the house prompting [[Harry Hewitt|Harry]] and [[Ken Barlow|Ken]] to investigate.
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The neighbours hear strange noises from [[9 Coronation Street|No.9]]. They presume that it's either [[Elsie Tanner|Elsie]] cleaning or [[Harry Hewitt|Harry]] putting a new bolt on [[Linda Cheveski|Linda]]'s back gate but [[Florrie Lindley|Florrie]] sees them both out in the [[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|street]]. Florrie borrows Elsie's jewellery for a second date with [[Lawrence (1962 character)|Lawrence]], the biscuit sales rep. [[Martha Longhurst|Martha]] believes that new people have moved into No.9 after a friend of hers sees the postman delivering letters there. [[Ena Sharples|Ena]] dismisses the idea as she'd have known about it. [[Concepta Hewitt|Concepta]] hears creaking sounds from next door and grows frightened when Harry tells her that Elsie was at the [[Corner Shop|shop]] at the time so can't have been making the racket. Harry suggests that a mate of [[Len Fairclough|Len]]'s who is interested in the house is looking around it. The neighbours confer and realise none of them can account for the noises as Harry hasn't started work on the bolt yet and Len's friend is in [[Birmingham]]. They're shocked when [[Minnie Caldwell|Minnie]] treats it as a known fact that they have new neighbours. Concepta and Elsie are hurt when no one believes they can hear noises. The paper carries reports of a night prowler. [[Jed Stone]] looks for [[Dennis Tanner|Dennis]] at [[11 Coronation Street|No.11]] and posts a note through the door after hearing he's in [[London]]. He frightens Martha by telling her that Jack the Ripper's grandson is hiding out inside No.9. Minnie reads Ena's fortune and predicts trouble coming her way. Minnie sees a candle light on in No.9 prompting Harry and [[Kenneth Barlow|Ken]] to enter the house to investigate.
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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
 
===Regular cast===
 
===Regular cast===
*[[Concepta Hewitt]] - [[Doreen Keogh]]
 
*[[Frank Barlow]] - [[Frank Pemberton]]
 
*[[Annie Walker]] - [[Doris Speed]]
 
 
*[[Jack Walker]] - [[Arthur Leslie]]
 
*[[Jack Walker]] - [[Arthur Leslie]]
 
*[[Florrie Lindley]] - [[Betty Alberge]]
 
*[[Florrie Lindley]] - [[Betty Alberge]]
*[[Kenneth Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
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*[[Elsie Tanner]] - [[Patricia Phoenix]]
*[[Len Fairclough]] - [[Peter Adamson]]
 
 
*[[Harry Hewitt]] - [[Ivan Beavis]]
 
*[[Harry Hewitt]] - [[Ivan Beavis]]
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*[[Concepta Hewitt]] - [[Doreen Keogh]]
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*[[Minnie Caldwell]] - [[Margot Bryant]]
 
*[[Ena Sharples]] - [[Violet Carson]]
 
*[[Ena Sharples]] - [[Violet Carson]]
 
*[[Martha Longhurst]] - [[Lynne Carol]]
 
*[[Martha Longhurst]] - [[Lynne Carol]]
*[[Elsie Tanner]] - [[Patricia Phoenix]]
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*[[Kenneth Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
*[[Minnie Caldwell]] - [[Margot Bryant]]
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*[[Frank Barlow]] - [[Frank Pemberton]]
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*[[Len Fairclough]] - [[Peter Adamson]]
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*[[Annie Walker]] - [[Doris Speed]]
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*[[Jed Stone]] - [[Kenneth Cope]]
 
===Guest cast===
 
===Guest cast===
 
''None''
 
''None''
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==Places==
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*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]]
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*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Public/Snug''
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*[[7 Coronation Street]] - ''Kitchen''
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*[[Glad Tidings Mission Hall]] - ''Vestry''
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==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: [[Concepta Regan|Concepta]] and [[Elsie Tanner|Elsie]] are disturbed by curious noises that seem to be coming from the empty [[9 Coronation Street|house]] next door. But the regulars in the [[Rovers|Rover's Return]] have a logical explanation - until [[Minnie Caldwell|Minnie]] sees something through a window which calls for immediate investigation. The problem is - did Minnie really see it?
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*First appearance of [[Jed Stone]] since [[Episode 93 (1st November 1961)|1st November 1961]]. He was the second member of the regular cast to appear after the [[Equity actors' strike]] although this was only a short cameo appearance and not a full return until [[Episode 198 (5th November 1962)|5th November 1962]].
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*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: [[Concepta Hewitt|Concepta]] and [[Elsie Tanner|Elsie]] are disturbed by curious noises that seem to be coming from the empty [[9 Coronation Street|house]] next door. But the regulars in the [[Rovers|Rover's Return]] have a logical explanation - until [[Minnie Caldwell|Minnie]] sees something through a window which calls for immediate investigation. The problem is - did Minnie really see it?
 
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 7,379,000 homes (1st place).
 
*[[Viewing Figures]]: First UK broadcast - 7,379,000 homes (1st place).
 
{{Template:April 1962}}
 
{{Template:April 1962}}

Latest revision as of 20:39, January 11, 2019

PlotEdit

The neighbours hear strange noises from No.9. They presume that it's either Elsie cleaning or Harry putting a new bolt on Linda's back gate but Florrie sees them both out in the street. Florrie borrows Elsie's jewellery for a second date with Lawrence, the biscuit sales rep. Martha believes that new people have moved into No.9 after a friend of hers sees the postman delivering letters there. Ena dismisses the idea as she'd have known about it. Concepta hears creaking sounds from next door and grows frightened when Harry tells her that Elsie was at the shop at the time so can't have been making the racket. Harry suggests that a mate of Len's who is interested in the house is looking around it. The neighbours confer and realise none of them can account for the noises as Harry hasn't started work on the bolt yet and Len's friend is in Birmingham. They're shocked when Minnie treats it as a known fact that they have new neighbours. Concepta and Elsie are hurt when no one believes they can hear noises. The paper carries reports of a night prowler. Jed Stone looks for Dennis at No.11 and posts a note through the door after hearing he's in London. He frightens Martha by telling her that Jack the Ripper's grandson is hiding out inside No.9. Minnie reads Ena's fortune and predicts trouble coming her way. Minnie sees a candle light on in No.9 prompting Harry and Ken to enter the house to investigate.

CastEdit

Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit

None

PlacesEdit

NotesEdit

  • First appearance of Jed Stone since 1st November 1961. He was the second member of the regular cast to appear after the Equity actors' strike although this was only a short cameo appearance and not a full return until 5th November 1962.
  • TV Times synopsis: Concepta and Elsie are disturbed by curious noises that seem to be coming from the empty house next door. But the regulars in the Rover's Return have a logical explanation - until Minnie sees something through a window which calls for immediate investigation. The problem is - did Minnie really see it?
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,379,000 homes (1st place).
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