Annie realises their twenty-seventh wedding anniversary is fast approaching. Jack chases Lucille to go to school, not realising she's packing a different set of clothing in her satchel. Ena and Irma think Florrie is pining for Tickler as she has hardly made an appearance behind the shop counter since opening. Irma worries that Florrie will have another breakdown but the lady herself appears bright and chirpy with her nails done in a new colour. Dennis frets that he won't pass his forthcoming stylist exam. Val puts him to work sweeping her salon floor to take his mind off the matter. Emily has to go to Gamma Garments's head office and collect a record from Mason's Record Shop on the way on behalf of a temping member of her staff. Dennis tries to put her off going, making Val suspicious. Florrie stands up for Tickler when Elsie condemns his behaviour, convinced he'll be coming back as no other woman would pay his way for him as she did. Emily is shocked to find Lucille working behind the counter in Mason's, posing under the name of "Miss Jones". Before Emily can say anything, she is sent on her lunch by the manager, Mr Corbishley. Elsie is surprised when a scented letter arrives for Dennis. She refuses Len's suggestion that she opens it but he can see she's worried by his banter that he's going out with a married woman. Val is in a bad mood, and takes her temper out on Ken. He seeks refuge in the Rovers where Ena advises him to apologise. Emily calls to see Lucille. Dennis is already there, already knowing the girl's secret. Val seeks Elsie's advice about her bad moods in her pregnancy. She is also advised to apologise. Emily promises to keep quiet on the condition that Lucille gives the job up and returns to school. Dennis returns home and Elsie hands him the love letter from "Lover Doll" that she has opened. Although amused by its passionate prose, she demands to know exactly who it's from.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Kenneth Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Florrie Lindley - Betty Alberge
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Irma Ogden - Sandra Gough
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 9 Coronation Street - Front room salon
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room
- Corner Shop
- Mason's Record Shop
- Warren Clarke appears as an extra in Mason's Record Shop. Three weeks before making her debut as Sandra Petty, Heather Moore is an uncredited customer in the same scene.
- The music tracks being played in the various listening booths in Mason's Record Shop are: The "Preludio de la Suite No.1" from Carmen by Georges Bizet, You Really Got Me by The Kinks, Tchaikovsky 's Swan Lake and The Crying Game by Dave Berry.
- 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 the following were credited but did not appear: Albert Tatlock (Jack Howarth), Minnie Caldwell (Margot Bryant), Mr Swindley (Arthur Lowe), Charlie Moffitt (Gordon Rollings), Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander) and Stan Ogden (Bernard Youens).
- TV Times synopsis: In which Miss Nugent learns an embarrassing secret
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,710,000 homes (1st place). This was the programme's highest rating to date and the highest rating achieved by the programme in the 1960s in the Tam's (Total Audience Measurement) top twenty chart. See note to Episode 415 (2nd December 1964) - it is probable that this was the 9th most-watched television programme of any type in the 1960s.
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