Lucille is pleased with her dress for the Whit Walk. Harry asks her if she misses her mum and awkwardly asks if she minds him re-marrying. Pleased, she guesses that he and Concepta are engaged and asks if she can be a bridesmaid. The bride-to-be is on a high as she works at the Rovers but Annie is oblivious to her manner. Jack has a hangover. Concepta can't get a word in edgeways to tell them her good news and it's only when Lucille comes round to say how pleased she is that they find out. They all have a celebratory drink though Ena is shocked to see Lucille at the bar of the pub with her fizzy orange. Elsie's solicitor has written to her to say that they can't understand why she doesn't want maintenance from Arnold. Linda finds a pram she likes in a catalogue but it will cost £31/14/11. Lucille shows off her dress to Ena, Minnie and Martha and tells them she's also passed her eleven plus. Delighted for her, they all give her money before she runs off to join the nearby procession. Ena objects to some of the band's music as being atheist. Christine gets a letter from Joe begging her to return to him but Jean helps her compose a reply saying "go take a running jump". She's happy to let Jean stay at No.13 for a bit. They plan a trip to the Isle of Man. Ivan thinks they should buy a second-hand pram. Len offers Harry his congratulations and reminds him that Concepta is a Catholic, asking if he's going to be converted to her faith.
- Harry Hewitt - Ivan Beavis
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Concepta Riley - Doreen Keogh
- Jack Walker - Arthur Leslie
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Linda Cheveski - Anne Cunningham
- Ivan Cheveski - Ernst Walder
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Martha Longhurst - Lynne Carol
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Christine Hardman - Christine Hargreaves
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 7 Coronation Street - Lucille's bedroom
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room
- One of the extras can be seen wandering in the background of the first Rovers scene through the doors to the pub hallway.
- Although Westward Television was launched on Saturday 29th April, 1961, the station initially opted out of transmitting Coronation Street only joining the programme with Episode 48 on 29th May. The show was therefore not fully networked for the interim four-week period.
- TV Times: Every front door hides a story. Behind the front doors in Coronation Street are stories of excitement and joy, pathos and humour (This generic synopsis did not appear in all regional editions)
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,007,000 homes (7th place).
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