The residents cast their votes at Bessie Street School. Swindley finds little support in Coronation Street as Elsie is too busy to vote, Christine isn't registered and Albert prefers Joe Armstrong. Elsie excitedly awaits the Cheveskis' arrival. Christine offers to keep out of the way but Elsie tells her she'll do no such thing. Emily arranges a meeting of the Mission Hall Players at the Rovers. Ken takes Val out for her birthday. Emily and Doreen have to wear rosettes. Doreen wears hers on her head. Emily finds it disrespectful but Doreen is so sure that Swindley won't get that she offers to go out with Jed if he does. Swindley and Mr Spinks spend the day courting the ditherers. Ken doesn't vote, feeling that the result is a foregone conclusion. Elsie meets the Cheveskis' boat at Manchester Docks. Linda is thrilled to be back and cries when she's reunited with her mother. Swindley spoils his ballot. The Cheveskis give Elsie baggy clothes from Canada. At Linda's request, they have a chippy for dinner. Jed gets a stall on the market. Linda tells Elsie that Ivan has packed in his job. The Mission Hall Players have a first read-through. Emily chairs the meeting while Albert, Len, Christine, Jed, Sheila, Doreen, Florrie and Frank attend. Minnie is too late to vote.
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Frank Barlow - Frank Pemberton
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Leonard Swindley - Arthur Lowe
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Doreen Lostock - Angela Crow
- Sheila Birtles - Eileen Mayers
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Christine Appleby - Christine Hargreaves
- Jed Stone - Kenneth Cope
- Linda Cheveski - Anne Cunningham
- Ivan Cheveski - Ernst Walder
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and Select
- 5 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- Corner Shop
- Bessie Street School - Polling station
- Manchester Docks
- The scenes at Manchester Docks were recorded on location on outside broadcast video. Paul Cheveski appears only in the location inserts.
- First appearance of Linda and Ivan Cheveski since 6th December 1961.
- Stephen Hancock makes a pre-Ernest Bishop appearance as Mr Spinks.
- From Episode 172 (6th August 1962) to Episode 459 (5th May 1965) the programme featured a standardised cast list for the regular characters. This means that in this episode Annie Walker (Doris Speed), Concepta Hewitt (Doreen Keogh), Harry Hewitt (Ivan Beavis), Lucille Hewitt (Jennifer Moss) and Valerie Barlow (Anne Reid) are credited but do not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie's ship comes in, but 'the Man of the People' has to wait
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,676,000 homes (1st place).
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