Ron spends the night in Suzie's bed. As his taxi is parked outside, the neighbours think he spent the night with Elsie. Ken arranges for a Chief Petty Officer from the navy to call about a Community Centre talk but it's really for him to talk to Peter. Stan and Eddie go to the races for the day. Hilda sees Tiny Hargreaves with Stan's cart and thinks he's stolen it. She takes it when he's not looking. Hilda and the cart are stopped by a Police Constable who find the cart is full of lead. CPO Henderson tells Peter he'll have to be useful to earn a place on board and that he'll have to pass exams to get in. He tells him that if he gets 'O' Levels in Physics, Maths and English he won't have to sit an extra exam. Ken tells Peter he's going to get his 'O' Levels and join the navy. Peter agrees. Hilda tells Stan his cart has been impounded by the police.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Peter Barlow - Joseph McKenna
- Ron Mather - Joe Lynch
- Tiny Hargreaves - Jimmy Gardner
- Woman Pedestrian - Jo Beadle
- Police Constable - Philip Talbot
- CPO Henderson - Derrick Gilbert
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room
- Mafeking Street
- Unknown streets in Weatherfield
- Renee Roberts (Madge Hindle) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Why does Hilda Ogden get run in by the police? What will Ken Barlow decide about his son?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,550,000 viewers (9th place).
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