The residents seek refuge at Bessie Street School. As Annie is still shopping, Bet and Betty save her valuables. The Bishops lay on food and tea at the school. Emily reminisces about her Auntie Mary. Minnie and Bobby find themselves at the New Old Inn run by Ginny Spencer and her daughters Tracey and Kim. She is joined by more residents. As word spreads that the pub is open, the refugees leave the distress centre in favour of the New Old Inn. The firemen find two bodies in the warehouse. Len finds out that one of them is Edna Gee. Ivy and Gail break down when they hear the news and Ivy tries to comfort Fred Gee, Edna's husband. The police refuse to let the residents return to their homes. The Langtons invite Len and Ken to stay at Blanche's house. Deirdre is furious when the others follow.
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Tricia Hopkins - Kathy Jones
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Ginny Spencer - Rosemary Martin
- Tracey Spencer - Noreen Kershaw
- Kim Spencer - Barbara Waddington
- P.C. Lyle - Lloyd McGuire
- Radio Announcer - Antony Coupe
- Sam Hench - Denis Laws
- Matilda Hench - Gwen Harris
- Last appearance of Fred Gee until 22nd March 1976.
- Last appearance of Ivy Tilsley until 13th December 1976.
- With this episode, Tony Warren contributed his first script for the programme since Episode 841 (13th January 1969).
- Noreen Kershaw, future director for the programme, appears before the cameras as Tracey Spencer, daughter of the landlady of the New Old Inn.
- The Grape Street set sequences were OB recorded.
- TV Times synopsis: The Street is evacuated - and the fire claims a victim.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,985,000 homes (12th place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1970-1979, released on 25th July 2005.
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