- 1 Mon 1 Jan, 1962
Elsie believes Dennis is innocent. He remembers that Ena was in the pub at the same time. Ena confirms Dennis didn't go near the till, and tells Annie so. Elsie tells Annie the Tanners are withdrawing their custom from the Rovers. Albert takes to his bed with flu and is nursed by Minnie. Annie discovers both Florrie and Len were on their own in the Rovers when the money went missing. Elsie shocks the Walkers by refusing to go to the Rovers when Linda phones her there.
Air Date: 1962-01-01
- 2 Wed 3 Jan, 1962
Ena admires Elsie's stand. When Annie insinuates that Len is dishonest, he, Harry and Concepta walk out of the Rovers. Annie refuses to do business with Florrie. The regulars boycott the Rovers. A horrified Annie finds the £20 stuck at the back of the till drawer.
Air Date: 1962-01-03
- 3 Mon 8 Jan, 1962
Annie is frightened to tell Jack about the money. The regulars gather at the Flying Horse in protest at Annie's actions. Jack plants £20 in the till to make amends. Dennis goes against Elsie's wishes and uses the phone in the Rovers. Annie tells Jack about the money.
Air Date: 1962-01-08
- 4 Wed 10 Jan, 1962
Annie does her best to make up with the customers. Frank discovers Florrie has been over charging him 10/- on his orders. Ken and Florrie explain that Ida ran up a debt with the shopping before she died. The extra money on their bills is to pay back the money. Whilst most of the regulars return to the Rovers, they do not tell Ena, Martha and Minnie that the boycott is off and they are stuck in the Flying Horse.
Air Date: 1962-01-10
- 5 Mon 15 Jan, 1962
Minnie's mother's banging on the ceiling begins to get to Ena and she feels that she has to move on. Elsie and Dennis use the phone at Miami Modes to phone Linda. Dennis' cheque for £8 16/- finally arrives from Lenny and the Walkers cash it. Minnie's mother gets up when she hears Ena has gone. Martha can't take Ena in because Lily's family is staying with her. Dennis cooks Elsie a meal as a 'thank you' for defending him. Florrie takes to dressing up and going out. Ena arrives back to stay at the Mission.
Air Date: 1962-01-15
- 6 Wed 17 Jan, 1962
Albert refuses to let Ena stay at the Mission. With Phil and Norman gone from the shop flat, Ena goes after their room but Florrie is using it as a store room. Ena dumps herself on Dennis and, to Elsie's horror, moves into No. 11.
Air Date: 1962-01-17
- 7 Mon 22 Jan, 1962
Elsie tells Dennis to get rid of Ena but she herself decides to move on. Concepta tells Harry she's tired of the whippets, he feels he's getting too old for them. Ena moves back in with Minnie. Dennis gets a tape recorder on approval. Harry swaps the whippets for a greyhound - Lucky Lolita - to Concepta's horror.
Air Date: 1962-01-22
- 8 Wed 24 Jan, 1962
The residents suspect Florrie has a man but she is really spending her time at bingo. Frank is tired of working to rule at the GPO. Dennis takes Lucky for her exercise, on commission. Florrie wins £6 10/- at bingo. Dennis loses Lucky but she returns home on her own.
Air Date: 1962-01-24
- 9 Mon 29 Jan, 1962
Concepta is horrified when Harry feeds Lucky steak and port. Len organises a mini bus to see Lucky race. Elsie saves up £5 towards a Spanish holiday. Harry spends the housekeeping on entering Lucky for a race. Ken asks some of the residents about their drinking habits. Lucky wins her first race. The residents start to put their money on her for the next one. Minnie and Martha persuade Ena to let them go to the race. Dennis steals Elsie's holiday money to put on Lucky.
Air Date: 1962-01-29
- 10 Mon 31 Dec, 1962
Ken starts writing an article. Dennis thinks he'll have time to pay Elsie back but she tells him she's booking the holiday next week. Harry, Concepta, Frank, Jack, Albert, Ena, Minnie, Martha, Len and Dennis go to the races. As the tension mounts, Harry, Dennis and Minnie can't bear to watch but Lucky wins. At No.11 Elsie discovers her money is missing.
Air Date: 1962-12-31
- 11 Mon 5 Feb, 1962
Dennis shares his £32 winnings with Elsie. The residents' pipes freeze and the coal man doesn't arrive. Dennis agrees to defrost Minnie's pipes with a blow torch for two buckets of coal as Elsie chops up the furniture for heat. The heat of the blow torch makes the pipes burst and Minnie's house is flooded.
Air Date: 1962-02-05
- 12 Wed 7 Feb, 1962
Ken's article "The Student And The Working Class" is published in 'Survival' and he is paid 25 guineas. Martha thinks Minnie should sue Dennis for damages. Elsie and Ena are suspicious when they learn Ken has been tapping the residents for information about themselves. Albert is horrified at the article which attacks the working classes - he warns Ken that Frank won't like it. Frank is shocked by the article and asks Ken not to show it to anyone. The local paper runs a report on the article giving it maximum publicity.
Air Date: 1962-02-07
- 13 Mon 12 Feb, 1962
The "Ex-student slams neighbours" story appears in the paper: Len and Harry grow very angry over the article. Frank rows with Ken, ashamed of his disloyalty to his class. He tells Ken he can't write any more articles. Harry wants to write complaining to the papers but Len feels it would do no good. Elsie feels the article was well-written but warns Ken that Len is after him. Len insults Ken to Frank and refuses to apologise causing Frank almost to fight him in the Street. Ken realises he'll have to stand up to the residents. When he tries to put across his view point in the Rovers, Len hits him and they brawl across the pub, Ken being knocked out.
Air Date: 1962-02-12
- 14 Wed 14 Feb, 1962
Ken has concussion from a cut on his head from the fight. He reassures Frank that he doesn't want to leave him. The residents are bothered by sightseers and Frank is snubbed by Florrie's customers. Harry is offered a lot of money for Lucky. The "Banner" newspaper gets in contact with Ken and asks him to write articles on 'Life in a typical Northern town' for 180 guineas. Frank thinks Ken should write the articles for the money. Mr Fanakapan, the landlord, is stirred into action by the article and offers to do all improvements to the houses himself. Harry and Len refuse to believe the article inspired him. Ken decides not to write the articles, but when Len thinks he's not doing them because he's had enough trouble, Ken changes his mind.
Air Date: 1962-02-14
- 15 Mon 19 Feb, 1962
Concepta is sick and stays in bed. The Orinocco closes for re-decoration, giving Dennis two weeks holiday. When Jack is shorthanded at the Rovers, Dennis lends a hand. He installs music and puts crisps out on the bar. He mixes a cocktail for Minnie involving Vodka, Rum and Brandy - it knocks her out cold. After hours, Jack is accidentally locked out of the pub by Dennis.
Air Date: 1962-02-19
- 16 Wed 21 Feb, 1962
Annie makes an unexpected return and is startled to hear from neighbours that Jack has been getting up to some very peculiar antics after hours. Dennis tries to repair the damage but only succeeds in making Annie think the worst. Concepta tells Harry that they are going to be having a baby.
Air Date: 1962-02-21
- 17 Mon 26 Feb, 1962
Ena worries about her financial position. Minnie embroiders Lucky's name on a jacket for her. Dennis writes a letter for Minnie to the Mission chairman, Mr. Baxter, asking for Ena's job back. Albert writes to Baxter giving his job up and suggesting the reinstatement of Ena. Concepta enjoys seeing Harry run round her. Lucky races again. Harry puts £5 on, Len £10 and they persuade Elsie to put £10 on. Lucky comes in last and Elsie goes for Dennis.
Air Date: 1962-02-26
- 18 Wed 28 Feb, 1962
The committee offer Ena her job back. Minnie is pleased when she agrees to return. Ena is shocked to hear that Dennis wrote on her behalf. Dennis discovers he didn't send the letter. The residents plan a 'welcome home' party for Ena. Albert moves back to No.1. Ena enjoys the party until Baxter turns up.
Air Date: 1962-02-28
- 19 Mon 5 Mar, 1962
Baxter enjoyed himself but Ena is still annoyed. Dennis organises a charity performance for the over 60s. Ena refuses to have the concert in the Mission. Elsie forgets her own birthday. The committee gives their permission to the concert. Ena warns them that it will end in disaster.
Air Date: 1962-03-05
- 20 Wed 7 Mar, 1962
Dennis sells more tickets than seats and the concert is over-booked. Ena discovers that the performers, the "Blue Streak Rockets", were banned and the police tell them they cannot perform. The Walkers go to a Brewery Dance, planning to stay the night in a plush hotel. Ena locks the piano lid but Minnie opens it with a hair pin. She entertains the audience of four hundred with constant renditions of Goodbye, Dolly Gray. Captain Johnson and his troupe break down but send the sealions, Bunny and Sherry on. Dennis has to cancel the concert, causing an uproar. Ena gets drunk with the Rockets. Dennis is stuck with the Rockets and sealions for the night. He gets the Rovers' key off Concepta and installs them in the pub. The Walkers return home to find sealions in the bath and the Rockets in their bed
Air Date: 1962-03-07
- 21 Mon 12 Mar, 1962
Annie gossips about Concepta's age in the shop. Concepta overhears and is upset. She breaks down, worried about having a baby at her age. Harry returns home early to find her missing. He tracks her down to the Red Rec and reassures her that everything will be alright. Ken does a lot of overtime but Frank discovers that the school is on a half-day.
Air Date: 1962-03-12
- 22 Wed 14 Mar, 1962
Ken reveals he is writing a novel about three boys growing up together in a back street. Jack collapses behind the bar and is taken to see Dr Graham. Annie blames herself, fearing the worse but he is cleared; he'd only overeaten. Annie thinks he is lying to save her feelings.
Air Date: 1962-03-14
- 23 Mon 19 Mar, 1962
Annie fusses over Jack. Dennis goes to London to help Lennie open a new office. Annie refuses to believe Len and Harry that Jack is fine and Concepta takes her side. Harry plans to sell Lucky but Concepta doesn't want her to go. Annie goes to see Dr Graham to find out the truth about Jack.
Air Date: 1962-03-19
- 24 Wed 21 Mar, 1962
Annie has found out the truth about Jack's mystery illness and when she returns from her investigations, the Rovers becomes a different place again as she loads job after job on Jack. After a good deal of thought, Harry and Len enter Lucky Lolita for the races in the last hope that she will get back to her old form. Back at the Vestry, Ena falls to the floor with a mild stroke and, as the night wears on, nobody comes to help her.
Air Date: 1962-03-21
- 25 Mon 26 Mar, 1962
Albert spies Ena through a window and Harry smashes the door down. The unconscious Ena is rushed to St Mark's hospital but Martha gives her name instead of Ena's. When the residents try to locate Ena they can not and fear she has died. Annie discovers Ena is on the danger list.
Air Date: 1962-03-26
- 26 Wed 28 Mar, 1962
Jack nurses his dying eighty-seven year old mother in Barnsley. Len does foreigners around the area. Ena is diagnosed as having had a mild stroke, of hitting her head as she fell, causing concussion. During the night she lay in the Mission she contracted hypostatic pneumonia. Len puts a fireplace in for Elsie and sets the tongues wagging. Martha and Minnie go to visit Ena but she doesn't seem to recognise them.
Air Date: 1962-03-28
- 27 Mon 2 Apr, 1962
With his mother dead, Jack returns to the Rovers. After four days Ena still can't recognise anyone. Len spends more of his time at No.11 than at work. Elsie doesn't encourage him. Dennis decides to stay in London permanently. The residents wonder when Nellie will find out about Len and Elsie. Ena suddenly comes to and is her old self.
Air Date: 1962-04-02
- 28 Wed 4 Apr, 1962
Minnie and Martha smuggle a bottle of milk stout into the hospital in a bunch of plastic tulips. Ena reveals her locker full of bottles - the patients are allowed one a day on the NHS and the rest of the ward are teetotal. Elsie shocks Ena by visiting her, worried about her condition. Minnie and Martha buy Ena a budgie, Archie, as a welcome home present. Len reveals to Harry that Nellie and Stanley have left home.
Air Date: 1962-04-04
- 29 Mon 9 Apr, 1962
Word spreads about Nellie leaving home. Albert, Minnie and Martha go in a taxi to bring Ena home but she returns in an ambulance. Archie keeps repeating 'Minnie Caldwell' and 'Ena won't like it'. Len helps Elsie decorate the parlour in his firm's time. Ena refuses to give Archie house room. Elsie cleans up Len's house for him. Harry finds them together.
Air Date: 1962-04-09
- 30 Wed 11 Apr, 1962
Florrie asks Len to fix her up with a new fireplace before hearing that Elsie is keeping house for him. Concepta meets distressed Nellie and tells Harry to sort Len out. When Len tells Concepta he's not bothered which woman he has and that he expects affection from them all, including her, she breaks down and strikes him. Florrie snubs Len and takes her business to his boss. Harry confronts Len who refuses to apologise to Concepta. When he insults her they fight. Harry leaves him unconscious on the floor.
Air Date: 1962-04-11
- 31 Mon 16 Apr, 1962
Len is sacked from Birtwistles when someone tells his boss he's been doing foreigners. Elsie rows with Concepta for coming between Harry and Len. Albert puts his name down at the Council for an allotment. Elsie suspects Concepta of shopping Len but Ena suspects Florrie. In fact it is Martha who confesses. Elsie announces publicly that she is not seeing Len. Len collects his darts and walks out of the Rovers.
Air Date: 1962-04-16
- 32 Wed 18 Apr, 1962
Martha takes Archie in. Len starts up business on his own in his back yard and the one next door, owned by the Bensons. Ena ventures out of her bed to visit the Rovers. Behind Concepta's back, Harry sells Lucky and buys a saloon car, with £20 on HP to pay off. Len helps Harry out when the headlamp goes and they are reconciled.
Air Date: 1962-04-18
- 33 Mon 23 Apr, 1962
For Easter Monday the Walkers, Hewitts and Len go off for a picnic in the car. Martha and Minnie take Ena out in a bath chair to the park. At the picnic, the car rolls into a pond and has to be pushed out. Elsie joins Florrie on a date with a couple of reps. Ena gets stuck in her bath chair when a storm breaks. On their way home the car packs up in Chapel-en-le-Frith.
Air Date: 1962-04-23
- 34 Wed 25 Apr, 1962
The neighbours hear strange noises in No.9. Martha hears that new people have moved in. Concepta grows frightened of the noises and doesn't like staying in No.7 on her own. She and Elsie are hurt when no one believes they can hear noises. The paper carries reports of a night prowler. Minnie sees a light on in the house prompting Harry and Ken to investigate.
Air Date: 1962-04-25
- 35 Mon 30 Apr, 1962
The search party finds nothing in No.9. Martha finds a mysterious message planted in No.9's letterbox. Elsie and Concepta explore the house during a storm and find food on the table. They are joined by the residents. Len catches someone in the backing.
Air Date: 1962-04-30
- 36 Wed 2 May, 1962
Len captures Billy Makin, a little lad who tells of how the Black Hand Gang have been meeting in the house. The brewery pass the alterations on the Rovers and Len starts knocking about. Elsie refuses to go on another blind date with Florrie. On holiday, Ken helps Len out in the Rovers. They pretend to have a fight to see Annie's reaction. Elsie discovers that the blind date was a real looker. Len and Ken amuse themselves at the others' expense.
Air Date: 1962-05-02
- 37 Mon 7 May, 1962
Florrie has another date with Rep Lawrence, at the theatre. Frank goes to the theatre with friends from work. Florrie and Frank are both stood up, they go to a cafe together and enjoy each other's company. Ken thinks about buying a scooter. The Walkers get a phone call from a reporter and receive a telegram from Billy telling them not to believe all they read. They then discover a newspaper report: "Miss Phillipa Scopes, the well-known Finsbury Beauty Queen, is abandoning her career to marry. Miss Scope's agent, Mr Ricky Dennis gave the name of the lucky man as Mr William Walker the son of a North country publican". Annie refuses to believe it.
Air Date: 1962-05-07
- 38 Wed 9 May, 1962
The Sunday Papers carry reports of Phillipa's engagement. Annie is horrified by the reports of fun-loving Phillipa. She blames Dennis for introducing them, Elsie for letting Dennis go to London and Jack for driving Billy away. Billy phones to confirm that he is engaged. The GPO decides there are too many 'Coronation Street's' in the area and they should be renamed. Ken buys a scooter and shocks Martha by giving Minnie a ride. Frank reveals that there are 8 Coronation Streets in the district and 7 of them have to go.
Air Date: 1962-05-09
- 39 Mon 14 May, 1962
Annie grows hysterical over not hearing from Billy. The Council announces the street is definitely to be re-named and called Florida Street. Billy and Phillipa travel up from London. Nellie and Stanley return to Len. Albert starts a petition for the Town Hall. Annie breaks down when Jack reminds her that she isn't a lady herself. Annie feels her whole world is collapsing around her.
Air Date: 1962-05-14
- 40 Wed 16 May, 1962
Annie warms to Phillippa when she has similar ideas to her about the pub. Billy borrows Harry's car to take Phillippa out. Annie plans to go with them but Billy puts her off. Ena writes to Prince Philip about the street's name. Frank refuses to sign the petition because of his job. The front axle goes and Billy and Phillippa are stuck in the country.
Air Date: 1962-05-16
- 41 Mon 21 May, 1962
Billy and Phillippa return at 3am. ANNIE: (about Phillippa) "No girl can have a bust that size and still be level-headed." Esther announces she's leaving the Street to live in Moor Lane. Len and Ken become preoccupied with Phillippa. She sets a sun lamp up in the living room. Whilst Billy repairs the car, Ken entertains her. The lamp burns the table cloth and in the confusion that follows, Annie discovers Phillippa with her arms around Ken.
Air Date: 1962-05-21
- 42 Wed 23 May, 1962
Annie worries about Ken's intentions with Phillippa. Esther packs and is happy to leave. Albert gives her an old map of the area as a present. Concepta despairs as Lucille hero worships Phillippa. Behind her parent's back she experiments with make-up. Annie tells Billy about Ken - he pretends to be outraged before admitting he knows. Ena, Minnie and Martha go to the pictures to see an 'X' rated French film with subtitles and see the made-up Lucille there.
Air Date: 1962-05-23
- 43 Mon 28 May, 1962
Lucille is unusually helpful about the house. Ena receives a letter from the Palace telling her that her complaint has been noted. Annie tries to dissuade Billy from marrying Phillippa. Lucille secures Ena's silence by running errands for her but Harry discovers about her antics and bans her from seeing Phillippa. Phillippa is upset to discover her rival has landed a part in a film. A stranger, Matilda Grimshaw, hunts Ena down.
Air Date: 1962-05-28
- 44 Wed 30 May, 1962
Billy and Phillippa break off their engagement as she wants to return to beauty contests. When Mrs Grimshaw insults Minnie, Ena challenges her in the Rovers. Mrs Grimshaw tells her that the Council have decided that her Coronation Street is to remain, with its fifty-four houses. Ena refuses to drop the fight and sends Mrs Grimshaw off with a flea in her ear to the applause of the residents. Phillippa leaves for London. At the station Billy begs her to reconsider but she refuses and leaves. He bounces back and tells the Walkers he's returning to London too.
Air Date: 1962-05-30
- 45 Mon 4 Jun, 1962
Doreen packs in her job at a grocers on Rosamund Street and looks for more work. She refuses to return to the Rovers or Ellistons. Christine feels bored and longs for something fresh. Frank and Florrie keep their liaisons secret. CHRISTINE: "I was born round 'ere', I live round 'ere, an' I suppose I'll die round 'ere." Doreen and Sheila are puzzled by Christine, a boy chats her up but she acts mysteriously. Ena goes to a convalescent home in Southport. Christine tells Elsie she can't cope with anymore 'tomorrows'.
Air Date: 1962-06-04
- 46 Wed 6 Jun, 1962
The publishers reject Ken's novel. Frank tells Ken about Florrie and receives his blessing. Doreen reveals that Swindley has been taken over, she agrees to go back to work for him. Christine can't understand why the workers remain in the factory. She refuses to sink, she wants to swim, not be a machine.
Air Date: 1962-06-06
- 47 Mon 11 Jun, 1962
At what is now the sixth store in the growing Gamma Garments empire, Swindley, Emily and Doreen prepare for the coming of their new boss, Mr Papagopolous. Christine climbs up onto the factory roof. The police try to talk her down but fail. Sheila becomes hysterical, thinking she will jump. Ken talks to Christine and persuades her to climb down by telling her that people care for her
Air Date: 1962-06-11
- 48 Wed 13 Jun, 1962
Christine can't believe she climbed onto the roof. She leaves the factory and concentrates on having a good time. Lucille hopes that Ken will marry Christine. Frank buys Florrie a blouse for her birthday and takes her to a show. Christine is angry as the neighbours gossip about her mental health. Swindley is ordered to display his V-neck sweaters in the window but only has one. A HG Rep sees it and thinks it has high artistic value. At the bowling alley, Christine is reunited with an old flame, Colin Appleby and goes off with him. Sheila and Doreen think she's heading for trouble.
Air Date: 1962-06-13
- 49 Mon 18 Jun, 1962
Jack is summoned to sort out his mother's will. The residents hope Colin will be good for Christine. Swindley gets Emily and Doreen to become models in the shop, wearing the new stock. Colin tells Christine he's serious about her. Gamma's new stock is bikinis - these turn out to be a clerical error. Elsie worries that Christine is going to make a fool of herself. Christine tells her to mind her own business - she's found herself a fella at last.
Air Date: 1962-06-18
- 50 Wed 20 Jun, 1962
Christine buys a new outfit and tells Elsie she's playing with fire. Gamma advertise their new blouses on TV. Emily and Doreen model the new range. Christine tells Ken she's getting out of Coronation Street for good. Colin collects her and they leave together. Concepta has a fainting fit whilst shopping. Christine leaves a note for Sheila telling her she's going to London with Colin and that they will be settling in Leeds. Sheila and Doreen rush to the station to stop her but she reveals that they have just married. The Applebys leave on the London train.
Air Date: 1962-06-20
- 51 Mon 25 Jun, 1962
Swindley turns the loft of the shop into a store room and Len does the alterations. Len tells Elsie he has a message for her from Bill Gregory. After hours, Len works at Gamma. He falls and gets his foot stuck in the floor boards and is left on his own in the shop.
Air Date: 1962-06-25
- 52 Wed 27 Jun, 1962
Nellie worries when Len doesn't return all night. Sheila reveals that her father is retiring and that the family is moving to the country. She doesn't want to go and is delighted when Doreen suggests they get a flat. Ena thinks Len has spent the night with Elsie. Harry finds Len in the loft after eighteen hours. Swindley is troubled by his female tenant who entertains male friends a lot. Doreen and Sheila persuade Florrie to let them have her vacant flat above the shop. Len tells Elsie that Bill is returning.
Air Date: 1962-06-27
- 53 Mon 2 Jul, 1962
Bill Gregory returns. Lucille tells him how much time Len has been spending with Elsie. Minnie worries about her mother's health. Business is good for Len and he considers taking someone else on. Bill threatens Len over Elsie, Len tells him they're just friends. Bill and Elsie meet.
Air Date: 1962-07-02
- 54 Wed 4 Jul, 1962
Elsie is over the moon over Bill's return. Doreen persuades Emily to tackle Swindley about a rise. Ena discovers that Bill has been writing to a Mrs P. Gregory. She finds out that it isn't his mother and tells Len he has to tell Elsie that Bill is married. Minnie lowers her blinds in her Jubilee Terrace home as her mother dies. Ken goes to Scotland with the school, intending to look Valerie up. Bill tells Len he's written to Phyllis to tell her he's not returning home. Ena realises that Len isn't going to tell Elsie and she'll have to.
Air Date: 1962-07-04
- 55 Mon 9 Jul, 1962
Albert prepares for Valerie's return. Jack refuses to go on holiday to Babbacombe with a couple of Annie's snobby friends and tells her she can go on her own. Bill decides he's going to tell Elsie about Phyllis. Ken brings Valerie back to the street. ENA: "I won't see anyone on this street made a fool of." Ena tells a shocked Elsie that Bill is married. She confronts him in the Rovers.
Air Date: 1962-07-09
- 56 Wed 11 Jul, 1962
Bill tells Elsie that he is separated. She tells him she wants him to sort things out. Pam, Valerie's assistant, wants to buy her out of the shop. She isn't sure and tells Albert that Ken has asked her to marry him. Dot tries to comfort Elsie when she feels that Bill is her last chance. Phyllis Grgeory arrives but Bill refuses to meet her. He wants Elsie to make his mind up for him but she tells him it's up to him. He doesn't tell Phyllis about Elsie and agrees to return with her - they leave together. Ken and Valerie celebrate their engagement.
Air Date: 1962-07-11
- 57 Mon 16 Jul, 1962
Gamma holds a sale but Swindley forgets the door key. Annie goes on holiday on her own. Ken and Val row over his past girlfriends. She becomes hysterical when he lists them. Minnie queues for two hours outside Gamma to buy a hankie. Val fears that Ken is only looking for a mother figure. Doreen sells all the hankies at 1/ 11d a box and not each. Ken finds Val at Ida's grave and tells her that he wants to marry her because he loves her.
Air Date: 1962-07-16
- 58 Wed 18 Jul, 1962
Emily feels that she did wrong by going in with Swindley in the shop. She doesn't feel that working with Swindley helps their relationship. The shop's figures are the lowest of all the Gamma's shops. Len advertises for an apprentice. Esther helps Ken and Val plan the wedding and reception. EMILY: "I was born out of my time." The Over 60's decide not to have a picnic this year. Doreen and Sheila move into the bedsit. Emily hands in her notice and breaks down. Swindley refuses to accept it.
Air Date: 1962-07-18
- 59 Mon 23 Jul, 1962
Len takes young Jerry Booth on as apprentice. Ken sells his scooter to put towards the wedding. He decides to put a deposit down on a new semi. Minnie doesn't like her house anymore and wants to move into No.5. Swindley promises to ask the landlord for her. Val thinks they should stay with Frank but Ken refuses to remain in No.3. They think about buying No.9.
Air Date: 1962-07-23
- 60 Wed 25 Jul, 1962
The landlord agrees to let Minnie rent No.5 on a weekly basis. Ena thinks she shouldn't move and blames Swindley. Elsie stalls the Barlows about No.9, she doesn't feel they are the right type for the street but does agree to let them have the house. Annie's letters are full of a Alfred Forsyth-Jones. Doreen and Sheila tease the shy Jerry. Pam buys Val out of the Salon outright. David has a practice game on and can't be best man. The Tatlocks can't come as Edith is ill. Val is upset, feeling it'll be a rotten wedding.
Air Date: 1962-07-25
- 61 Mon 30 Jul, 1962
Frank is angry that David isn't coming to the wedding. Annie returns, full of Forsyth-Jones. Concepta wants a washer, Harry refuses to have one on HP but she has already ordered it. Harry accepts the fact that Concepta needs the washer but she is upset when it won't fit into the scullery. Albert goes overboard on a morning suit and top hat.
Air Date: 1962-07-30
- 62 Wed 1 Aug, 1962
All the wedding plans are in place. Val doesn't like her bouquet and makes up her own arrangement. Ken suffers from a hangover and nerves. Annie, Esther, Florrie, Nancy, Beattie, Len, Minnie, Martha, Ena, Sheila and Doreen watch as Ken and Val marry at St. Mary's. Lucille is bridesmaid. Ena tries to help Elsie overcome her depression - she tells her to keep an air of mystery about her when dealing with men. Annie gets drunk at the reception. Concepta goes into labour in the Rovers and is taken to hospital by Jack.
Air Date: 1962-08-01
- 63 Mon 6 Aug, 1962
Concepta is comfortable in hospital but hasn't given birth. Ken and Val clash on honeymoon over what to visit in London. The customers in the Rovers grow curious about an old tramp, Sam. Emily is ecstatic when Swindley asks her to join him at a concert of the Stradivarius String Quartet. Sam asks Jack if he knows of any jobs in the area. Ken meets an old friend, Geoffrey Simpson, in their hotel and Val is bored when they get together. Concepta gives birth to a boy.
Air Date: 1962-08-06
- 64 Wed 8 Aug, 1962
Annie takes Sam on as waiter in the Rovers. Ena demands repairs to the vestry. Minnie decides to move into No.5. The Hewitts decide to call the baby Christopher. Doreen and Sheila go on double dates and run into Swindley and Emily at the concert. Minnie has to find 5/- more rent than in Jubillee Terrace. The Town hall decides that the street is to keep its name. Jerry recognises Sam as his Uncle.
Air Date: 1962-08-08
- 65 Mon 13 Aug, 1962
Ken and Val return from honeymoon to the delight of the neighbours. Minnie gives a kitten to Lucille. Concepta and the baby return. Annie annoys Concepta by fussing over the baby too much. Ena makes the most of Len and Jerry doing the repairs on the vestry with Swindley paying the bill. The residents gather at No.7 for a party. Lucille feels left out as everyone is interested in the baby.
Air Date: 1962-08-13
- 66 Wed 15 Aug, 1962
Christopher keeps the Hewitts up all night. Lucille is annoyed when she is told she can't play records because she might disturb the baby. Len, Jerry and Sam move Minnie into No. 5 with Bobby. Ken and Val move into No.9 and the neighbours admire their new furniture. Geordie lorry driver Ted Young is delighted to hear Sam is in the area; they live in the same street. Annie expects a visit from Fosyth-Jones and gives the regulars instructions on how to dress and how to act in front of her high class friend, but he phones and cancels at the last minute, to the relief of the regulars. Len puts the fittings into the Salon. Harry finds Lucille playing records whilst Christopher cries. He slaps her face when she tells him to 'drop dead'. Ted reveals Sam's wife is a real nag. He jokes that perhaps Sam has killed her.
Air Date: 1962-08-15
- 67 Mon 20 Aug, 1962
Sam delays Jack over his national insurance card. Swindley holds a fire practice at Gamma, they evacuate the shop ahead of time but Emily locks them out. Len smashes a window to let them in. Florrie gets fed up of Frank's just wanting to be friends. She breaks down when he shows no recognition of her feelings for him. Doreen walks in on them.
Air Date: 1962-08-20
- 68 Wed 22 Aug, 1962
Martha spreads the news that Frank has jilted Florrie. Len threatens her with a slander libel if she carries on. Frank gives Doreen a lecture on gossiping and tells her he's disgusted with her. The girls fear they may be evicted. The police call at the Rovers looking for Sam.
Air Date: 1962-08-22
- 69 Mon 27 Aug, 1962
Swindley decides to write a piece on Sam - the good Samaritan - for the Mission Gazette. Annie feels that the police should be told that Sam works at the Rovers. Val opens her Salon. Ena agrees to get hold of a picture of Sam for the article. Harry refuses to give Lucille money to go to the pictures, but she refuses to stay home and babysit. Ena gets hold of a photo of Sam. Annie asks her not to use it and tells her about the police.
Air Date: 1962-08-27
- 70 Wed 29 Aug, 1962
Ena tells Concepta that Lucille needs a mother as well as Christopher. Ena tells Swindley she couldn't get hold of a photo. Lucille takes money out of her money box to go out. Swindley is up for chairman of the Progressing Property Owners and Small Traders Party. The party contemplates entering the Municipal elections. Harry belts Lucille for spending her savings. Sam packs his bags and sneaks off.
Air Date: 1962-08-29
- 71 Mon 3 Sep, 1962
The Walkers worry about Sam. Swindley is shortlisted as candidate for the PPOS, Emily is convinced he will win the elections. A newspaper report carries a story of an arsonist at work in Newcastle. Ena and Annie fear it is Sam. Minnie, Martha and Ena go to the theatre for Martha's birthday. On her return, Ena finds Sam hiding in the Mission.
Air Date: 1962-09-03
- 72 Wed 5 Sep, 1962
Ena shelters Sam. He tells her that he has only left his wife. She gets him to see the police. Ken is asked to attend a publishers in London about his novel. Len thinks that Ena has shopped Sam to the police. He refuses to listen to her and she realises they all blame her. ENA: "D'you ever believe I get tired of bein' blamed for everythin' that goes on in this street, from blocked sinks to wives leavin' home?"
Air Date: 1962-09-05
- 73 Mon 10 Sep, 1962
The residents send Ena to Coventry and are short with Minnie and Martha. Dot tries to get Elsie to join her at the St Leger with Walter and Dave Smith. She gets Dot to put a bet on for her. Minnie stands up for Ena telling the regulars that Ena wouldn't shop to the police. They don't believe her and she walks out of the Rovers. Martha joins the others in defacing Ena and Minnie. Sam writes to the Walkers telling them what happened and expressing his thanks to Ena.
Air Date: 1962-09-10
- 74 Wed 12 Sep, 1962
Jerry is upset by the way Doreen and Sheila treat him as a big joke. Len tells him to stand up for himself. Elsie wins on the horses. Jerry lays into Doreen and is amazed she thinks he is masterful and manly. The Rovers' regulars, feeling guilty, want Ena back at the Rovers but she feels settled in the Flying Horse. Dot warns Elsie that bookie Dave Smith is going to deliver her winnings in person. Len is forced to fetch Ena back to the Rovers.
Air Date: 1962-09-12
- 75 Mon 17 Sep, 1962
Annie prepares the snug for Ena, replacing her old chair with a new one. Dot doesn't want Elsie to get involved with Dave. SHEILA: (about Dave) "I've seen 'em like 'im 'angin' round the palais in their big cars when we come out. I wouldn't trust 'im an inch that one!" Ena doesn't want the new chair and demands the old one back. The residents are shocked to see Dave calling on Elsie. Dave offers Elsie her winnings or a night out with him. She settles for the night out. DAVE: "Tangle with me an' you'll get nothing but trouble but I'll promise you one thing - you'll enjoy it." Dave takes Elsie to the Rovers where Len embarrasses her by staring at them. Dave warns Len off and is hit to the floor.
Air Date: 1962-09-17
- 76 Wed 19 Sep, 1962
Ena demands dear wallpaper for the vestry but the committee say she must have a cheaper one. Dave asks Elsie to go on holiday with him. Dot pleads with her not to go. Ken tells Frank he wants to give up teaching to concentrate on his writing. Cllr Woodstock dies and the by-elections for the St Mary's Ward are brought forward. Ena threatens not to vote for Swindley unless she has dearer paper. Len receives a summons for assault.
Air Date: 1962-09-19
- 77 Mon 24 Sep, 1962
The Barlows order a phone. The PPOP plan a meeting to elect their candidate. Esther tells Ken he'll be stupid to give up his job but Val tells him she'll support him all the way. Doreen and Sheila throw a flat warming party and get Emily and Jerry drunk. Doreen sends Swindley's speech to HQ instead of the stock notes.
Air Date: 1962-09-24
- 78 Wed 26 Sep, 1962
Sheila and Doreen aren't impressed by their party. Concepta agrees to go out with Harry, leaving Lucille in charge of Christopher. Albert is disgusted with the idea of Val supporting Ken. Swindley is voted candidate when his opponent doesn't turn up. Concepta blames Lucille for making Christopher cry. Lucille runs away but is persuaded to return home by Ena.
Air Date: 1962-09-26
- 79 Mon 1 Oct, 1962
The Hewitts celebrate their first wedding anniversary and make more of an effort with Lucille. They plan a party. Lucille saves up her money and buys them an expensive lamp. Annie tells Jack she wants a party to celebrate their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. Ken discovers Frank has been reading about marriage bureau. Joan Akers turns up and tells her friend, Sheila, that her husband Brian has left her. Annie helps Concepta prepare for the party, getting Lucille to run errands with Christopher. Ken rows with Frank over the bureau idea. Lucille leaves Christopher outside Gamma and later discovers that someone has taken him. Swindley takes charge of the situation.
Air Date: 1962-10-01
- 80 Wed 3 Oct, 1962
The Hewitts' party is shattered by the news about Christopher. Ena and Martha take charge of a distraught Annie and Concepta is sedated. The police take over. Concepta disappears and is found searching the streets by Florrie. The police find the pram on wasteland. Det Sergeant Sowman discovers Lucille was jealous of Christopher. The residents enquire around the neighbourhood. Lucille reveals she left Christopher with a girl from school, Brenda Cowan.
Air Date: 1962-10-03
- 81 Mon 8 Oct, 1962
Elsie returns from holiday to find the street in upheaval. Brenda tells the police she had to go and left the pram outside the shop. Joan's landlady is puzzled when she doesn't take her baby out much. Emily becomes suspicious of Joan. The Hewitts are hounded by journalists. Elsie has had enough of Dave. She shows Joan her photos of Paul. Swindley thinks Joan has nothing to do with the disappearance and doesn't contact the police.
Air Date: 1962-10-08
- 82 Wed 10 Oct, 1962
Frogmen drag the canal. Emily joins a literary circle. Elsie visits Joan and finds Christopher there. Joan tells Elsie that her own baby died. Emily gets Swindley to tell the police about Joan and she is arrested after returning Christopher to the Hewitts. Emily tells Swindley she is going out with a man called Edwin.
Air Date: 1962-10-10
- 83 Mon 15 Oct, 1962
Sheila reveals that Edwin is a distant cousin. Swindley becomes jealous of the relationship. Len goes to court and is bound over to keep the peace. Jerry tells Len he fancies Sheila. Albert applies for the vacant post of lollipop man outside Bessie Street. Sheila agrees to go out with Jerry, he is shocked. Minnie agrees to let Swindley use her house as his HQ.
Air Date: 1962-10-15
- 84 Wed 17 Oct, 1962
Albert gets the job of crossing warden. Jerry borrows a tandem to take Sheila out on. Minnie is upset when Swindley won't let her put up a poster of labour leader Joe Armstrong. Sheila hates her date as the bike falls into a ditch and they have to walk ten miles back.
Air Date: 1962-10-17
- 85 22 Oct 1962
Annie spends the day preparing the spread for the party. Elsie borrows a dress from the shop to wear at the party. Albert starts work. Len doesn't tell Nellie about the party and is criticised by the residents. The regulars gather at the Rovers for the party. Florrie feels hurt by the way Frank is not interested in her anymore. Swindley spills a trifle over Elsie's dress. The Walkers retire to bed with the party still on, worn out by the preparations.
Air Date: 1962-10-22
- 86 Wed 24 Oct, 1962
Elsie takes the dress to the cleaners. The Rovers is wrecked after the party, upsetting Annie. Concepta, Val and Len turn up to tidy it all up. At Miami, Mrs Dumbarton wonders where the dress is. Elsie returns it just in time. Frank tells Florrie he was only after companionship, she lies and tells him so was she. They part as friends. Alf reveals Christine is back in town.
Air Date: 1962-10-24
- 87 Mon 29 Oct, 1962
Swindley goes canvassing with his agent, Mr Spinks. The residents think that Christine has left Colin. Ena refuses to clean the Mission for Swindley's meeting so Spinks has to. He finds an old letter of Ena's and gives it to Martha. She keeps it. Elsie agrees to let Christine move in at No.11. The residents are shocked when Christine's father-in-law arrives to explain that Colin is dead.
Air Date: 1962-10-29
- 88 Wed 31 Oct, 1962
The Applebys want Christine to live with them but she refuses. Spinks gets the boiler working in the Mission. Martha shows Ena's letter about - a love letter from 'Jack', not her husband. Annie hears Martha reading it and realises it is one of her letters from Jack, dropped on the night of the gas main. LEN: (about Martha) " She's got a mind like a firegrate." Swindley's meeting ends abruptly when the boiler explodes.
Air Date: 1962-10-31
- 89 Wed 5 Nov, 1962
Christine starts at Miami Modes. Albert, on lollipop duty, becomes attached to a young schoolgirl, Susan Schofield, and buys her fireworks for that night's bonfire night. Jed turns up, selling wash basins. The Barlows entertain Geoffrey Simpson and his girl. Val is out of depth with their intelligence. When Jed tries it on with Christine, Frank comes to her rescue.
Air Date: 1962-11-05
- 90 Wed 7 Nov, 1962
Lucille tells Val she thought Ken would marry Christine. Albert is puzzled when Susan sports a bruised face. Jerry finds there is a demand for wash basins and in Len's absence buys all twenty-four for £25. Ken arranges a meal date with Geoff but Val refuses to go. Albert realises Susan is avoiding him. The Literary circle are putting on 'Lady Lawson Loses'. Emily tires to get the residents interested in being in it. Ken goes off with Geoff leaving Val on her own. Annie tells Jerry not to trust Jed.
Air Date: 1962-11-07
- 91 Mon 12 Nov, 1962
The Street is dug up so that telephone cable can be laid - the residents blame the Barlows. Ena tires of Martha's questions about her marriage. Susan breaks down when Albert questions her about her home life. Ena threatens to throw Martha into the hole if she doesn't stop quizzing her. The Barlows make up. Susan runs away from home to Albert.
Air Date: 1962-11-12
- 92 Wed 14 Nov, 1962
Susan tells Albert that her father beats her and is often drunk. He discovers that he is working on the hole. Jed looks for somewhere to live. Albert takes Susan home and tells mother May that he wants to talk to father Jim. Albert is put off and as Susan cowers in her room, Jim threatens May if she entertains strangers. Jerry fears that the basins were stolen. Albert confronts Jim in the street. Jim goes for him and is threatened by Harry. Albert warns him that if he continues to hit Susan he'll go to the police.
Air Date: 1962-11-14
- 93 Mon 19 Nov, 1962
Dennis writes to Elsie asking her to take Jed in as a lodger. Jed arrives with his cases but Elsie refuses to take him in. She gets a letter from Linda telling her they're coming over for Christmas. Minnie takes pity on Jed and takes him in. Len returns to the news of the basins. The Literacy committee decide to hold the play at St Joseph's, and not at the Mission so the over 60's won't get the proceeds. Albert decides to form The Mission Hall Players and puts on their own play. The police show an interest in the basins. Christine talks Frank into letting her do some cleaning for him. Jed produces a receipt for the basins but it shows he bought them for only £6 10/-. Frank tells Albert he'll be in the play when he learns Christine is in it.
Air Date: 1962-11-19
- 94 Wed 21 Nov, 1962
Ken looks forward to leaving Bessie Street at Christmas. Len redecorates Elsie's back room for the Cheveskis. Swindley finds canvassing hard work. Jack gets Martha to hand back the letter. Len gets rid of the basins to a developer. Val thinks Christine is after Ken. Elsie gets ecstatic over the Cheveskis return.
Air Date: 1962-11-21
- 95 Mon 26 Nov, 1962
Voting Day. The residents vote at Bessie Street. Emily and Doreen have to wear rosettes. Elsie meets the boat as the Cheveskis return. Jed gets a stall on the market. The Mission Players have a first read through. Minnie is too late to vote.
Air Date: 1962-11-26
- 96 Wed 28 Nov, 1962
Linda doesn't seem very keen on Canada. Emily hopes Swindley will produce the play. The election results come through: Armstrong - 1,642, Mellor - 1,463 and Swindley - 405. Swindley is grateful to his supporters and agrees to produce the play. Linda decides she doesn't want to return to Canada.
Air Date: 1962-11-28
- 97 Mon 3 Dec, 1962
The Birtles want Sheila to live with them in Rawtenstall. Mrs Birtles arrives to ask Sheila to return but Sheila refuses. Jed asks Sheila to be his assistant on the market but she refuses. Linda wants Ivan to get his old job back but he refuses. She later discovers that the firm offered him his job back.
Air Date: 1962-12-03
- 98 Wed 5 Dec, 1962
The play is cast and Len agrees to make the scenery. The Birtles arrive but Sheila remains adamant that she is not going to live with them. Linda suspects Elsie of having had an affair with Len. Florrie agrees to keep the Birtles informed on how Sheila is. Emily is cast as the lead in the play. Swindley is annoyed when she is keen to find out how Edwin's production is going.
Air Date: 1962-12-05
- 99 Mon 10 Dec, 1962
Frank becomes shirty about this age. Linda starts to long for Canada again but worries about Elsie. Harry Bailey reveals Len has taken out a large insurance policy. Len becomes very irritable. Val lies to Christine and tells her she's too busy to do her. Linda asks Ena if she should stay for Elsie's sake. Ena tells Elsie.
Air Date: 1962-12-10
- 103 24 Dec 1962
Christmas Eve: Ena agrees to play the piano for the play. The residents try to make mend with the costumes, although Minnie doesn't go down too well as a gaiety girl. Ena opens with Land of Hope and Glory and Emily gets stage fright
Air Date: 1962-12-24