The Pink Posy is flooded by a leak and Dave is forced to ask Len for help as Ray is busy with other work. Dickie is annoyed when he finds out that Audrey is working for Ray and has delayed telling him. Betty matchmakes between Maggie and Len by inviting him for tea. Ena can't get hold of Alice to get a look at the photograph of the soldier. Lucille is devastated to find out that Ray chose Audrey for the job over her. Dickie admits to being jealous of Ray and asks her not to go back to work at Ray's yard but she refuses. Val pinches the photograph to show to Ena and they realise that the man himself is drinking in the public of the Rovers. It is Alice's son, Douglas, who turns up to check up on Albert as he’s the latest in a line of men who Alice has planned to marry. Alice confesses that Albert doesn’t know she has a son. Lucille and Audrey nearly come to blows in the Corner Shop when Lucille suggests that Audrey has been after Ray for a long time. Maggie intervenes to stop them. Douglas questions Annie over Albert's character and lodges with the Ogdens. Albert's attitude annoys him when they meet. Len and Maggie spend the afternoon stocktaking and get on well. Dickie throws Ray out of No.3. Audrey is furious.
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Dickie Fleming - Nigel Humphreys
- Audrey Fleming - Gillian McCann
- Valerie Barlow - Anne Reid
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The Pink Posy
- Ray Langton Contractors Limited - Workshop
- The scene on the Grape Street set was OB recorded.
- Ray H. Dunbobbin, previously a writer on the programme and later an actor, appears as an extra in the Rovers.
- TV Times synopsis: The lock-out
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,350,000 homes (3rd place).
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