The Barlows clear out the sideboard. Ken finds stuck behind a drawer an edition of the Manchester Evening News dated 24th May 1919 which details Albert's return home from the First World War with his regiment and mentions his award of the Military Medal. Percy leads the hunt for Henry Wakefield's whereabouts. Ivy apologises to Hilda for Henry's upset and asks for forgiveness. They drink to Henry's return. The Barlows get £400 for the sideboard. They send £100 to Beattie Pearson. When the louts drink at the Rovers again, Bet takes the money for the bottles and breakages off them and throws them out, pretending that she's had karate lessons. Percy spots Henry's bike. Ken buys DIY units at trade from a client. Mike calls Ivy and Vera hypocrites when they show concern for Henry. Hilda feels like a jinx.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Harry Clayton - Johnny Leeze
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Sally Waterman - Vikki Chambers
- Wilf Starkey - Jim Bywater
- Stu - Martin Sadofski
- Scotty - Don Boydell
- Mr Knight - Brian Grellis
- Eric Priestley - Dave Dutton
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Weatherfield Recorder - Office
- Chapel Yard - Ginnel
- The sideboard prop had been seen continuously in the programme since Episode 1 (9th December 1960) and this episode marks its final appearance.
- TV Times synopsis: Poignant memories come flooding back to Ken and Deirdre Barlow as an item of furniture yields up a little piece of history. Hilda Ogden's hopes soar when Percy Sugden reports he's hot on the trail of the missing Henry Wakefield. But the evidence proves elusive.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 18,250,000 viewers (2nd place).
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