Irma sets off for the baths where she is teaching a local girl how to swim. Minnie observes Len's comings and goings from No.11, on Ena's orders while she is at Vera's. Len begins having his meals at the Tanners'. Elsie is caught unprepared when he arrives first thing in the morning for breakfast. Roused from his bed, Dennis calls him "dad" to wind him up. A tired Len isn't happy to be a part of the morning ritual of shouting and abuse between Elsie and Dennis. She can only offer him Corn Flakes but promises a nice meal that night, however she makes it clear he won't be staying the night. Trevor sends £4 back home from London to repay some of the money he owes. Hilda insists it goes to the residents, untouched by Stan. Len isn't pleased when Elsie makes him do the washing-up but he pretends he isn't bothered. Irma sees Dennis's advert in the paper's personal column as per her suggestion. Stan distributes the money to Annie, Albert and Len. Preparing a candlelit dinner for Len, Elsie finds out that Dennis is meeting Sandra under the Town Hall clock at 7.30pm. Dennis doesn't understand why Elsie suggested the trial marriage. She tells him she has to be sure as it'll be her second time around. Stan is amazed when Len leaves the Rovers after a single pint to keep his date with Elsie. Local kids throw fireworks at Bobby but they're chased away by Charlie. Len enjoys domestic bliss with Elsie. Len has made up his mind that Stanley should stay in Nottingham. A frozen Dennis waits at the rendezvous point for Sandra to make herself known to him. Stan tells Emily about his comfortable life on the dole for her night-school study. Dennis gives up and calls into the Rovers for a warming drink. Lucille tells him that Sandra's turned up and is waiting for him at home.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Miss Nugent - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Dennis Tanner - Philip Lowrie
- Charlie Moffitt - Gordon Rollings (Credited as "Charlie Moffit")
- Irma Ogden - Sandra Gough
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room
- Weatherfield Town Hall - Front entrance
- Len Fairclough mentions a candlelit meal he hosted for Elsie Tanner at 15 Mawdsley Street, referencing events in Episode 138 (9th April 1962).
- Elsie Tanner refers to Dennis being on the "monkey run". This was an archaic term used to describe a place for young men and women to walk up and down a street or other venue in their best clothes, trying to attract someone from the opposite sex.
- Stan Ogden gives his age as forty-eight, whereas later episodes establish his (believed) birth year to 1922 making him forty-two at this point in time. The "believed" refers to Stan's discovery after reading his birth certificate in Episode 2364 (28th November 1983) that he was actually born in 1919.
- 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: Ena Sharples (Violet Carson), Valerie Barlow (Anne Reid), Kenneth Barlow (William Roache) and Florrie Lindley (Betty Alberge).
- TV Times synopsis: Dennis finds a new father and an old flame
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,457,000 homes (1st place).
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