Ivy and the girls decide not to speak to Elsie and they bully a new starter, Kathy Barrett, into joining them. Elsie is amused that the girls are playing childish games. She carries on talking as usual, telling them about her date with Wilf and singing at the top of her voice, driving the other women mad. Eddie finds out for Fred that he can claim on Annie's insurance. Mike is furious to discover that Elsie has been sent to Coventry and he tells the girls it has to stop but they refuse. Elsie tells Mike she doesn't care - she can cope. Annie returns home to find Fred in bed and Eddie working as pot man. Fred tells her that the cellar steps are in bad repair and he could sue. Annie determines to find out if he's really ill or not, she calls in the Rugby Club's back specialist. Bet tells Fred that Annie has arranged for him to have a Swedish massage. Wilf refuses to let Elsie carry the blame for his mistake and says that he'll see Webster about getting the order back.
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, hallway and Fred's bedroom
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- The Kabin
- TV Times synopsis: Vera Duckworth and her factory friends decide on drastic treatment for Elsie Tanner. What will happen when Mike Baldwin tries to stop it? Fred Gee's coming the old soldier as he plots to get compensation for his injured back.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,700,000 viewers (3rd place).
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