Edith Tatlock arrives in Weatherfield to find out why Ken doesn't want Peter to return to Glasgow. Renee worries about the dampness in the wall. Ken tells Edith it's his responsibility to decide what is best for Peter. Ken believes it's more important for Peter to pass his exams than to be happy in Glasgow. Edith is forced to give in. Mike entertains a buyer and gets drunk. Elsie takes his car keys off him and gets Ron Mather to take him back to his hotel in the taxi. Mike has no money to pay the fare but Ron trusts him. Edith tells Peter she's going back to Glasgow and it's up to him if he wants to return with her.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.00pm to allow for the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service to be shown at 7.30pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Ken Barlow's ex-mother-in-law Edith Tatlock turns up - and family rows begin over the future of Ken's son Peter. A surprise for Elsie Tanner when her taxi call brings a chance meeting with new acquaintance Ron Mather.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,299,000 viewers (11th place).

Notable dialogue

Edith Tatlock (to Ken Barlow): "I really do believe you're peculiar. You don't understand about people's feelings, do you? You don't even understand that they have feelings."

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