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Episode number 26
ITV broadcast date 13th March 1961 (Monday)
Production code P228/26
Writer Harry Driver and Vince Powell
Director Derek Bennett
Previous episode 6th March 1961
Next episode 15th March 1961



The womenfolk watch as Jack escorts Joan to St. Thomas' church. They are late when the car won't start. Weatherfield County FC are interested in signing David up. The Walkers entertain their family at the Rovers after the reception at The Ridgeway although the majority of the Davies family have not come back, being teetotallers. However they endure Gordon's Uncle Fred all evening before discovering he is not a relative at all but just a friend of the family.



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  • This episode features the first wedding in the programme, although the service itself is not seen.
  • No episode was shown on Wednesday 8th March, 1961 due to a lightning strike by thirty-two technicians at Granada Television in support of a pay claim. The strike began at 4.00pm on the 8th and lasted just four hours, during which time viewers in the North of England received programmes from Associated Rediffusion in London and Granada programmes such as Coronation Street were postponed. This was the episode which had originally been due to be shown on the 8th and reference books such as Daran Little's 40 Years of Coronation Street still state that Joan Walker was married on 8th March, 1961. As a result of the episode being shown on a Monday instead of the scheduled Wednesday, the end credits were remade (with a rather obvious jump in the videotape) to show a caption reading "Next Episode: Wednesday 7.30pm".
  • Jack Walker states that he and Annie have been married for twenty-six years. In October the following year, the Walkers celebrate their Silver anniversary, and all future references date their marriage to 1937.

Commercial releases

This episode was included on the 1961 disc of the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The 1960s, released in 2006.

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