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Episode number 919
ITV broadcast date 15th October 1969 (Wednesday)
Production code P228/919
Writer James Bryant
Director Joe Boyer
Previous episode 13th October 1969
Next episode 20th October 1969



When Dave Smith comes down on Elsie over her time-keeping she walks out of the shop. Walter Greenhalgh leaves Dot and she turns to Elsie for support. To stimulate the social life of the Street, Emily plans an outing for the residents and canvesses opinions as to where they should go. Jack discovers his reunion and Annie's talk are both on 1st December. Dot tells Elsie she'll try to get her a job at Miami Modes. Stan's secret with Betty is revealed to be a slimming club that they have both joined - "Fatties Anonymous" - but Hilda still doesn't know and his willpower begins to give in over his diet. Elsie is taken back on at the store on £14 a week - more than Dot earns. Len tells Elsie he has a contract in Leeds and is going to be away for a while. He also tells her that Walter told him he was off to Scotland and warns her that Dot is trouble.



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  • A scene in this episode features Betty Turpin handing over a 50p coin to Jack Walker for her drink. The coin had been issued into circulation the day before the episode was broadcast in preparation for decimilisation on 15th February 1971 and its use in the programme was specifically requested by the Decimilsation Board. A representative coin was posted to the studio with a letter insisting it be handed back over once the recording was over. Executive Producer H.V. Kershaw found out that a normal advertising slot publicising the coin would have cost thirty thousand pounds and, annoyed at the tight-fisted attitude of the Board, wrote in a line from Jack saying "Push your foreign coins off on somebody else". It was only after the event that he found out that it is illegal for HM Treasury and their departments to give money away. He wrote of this incident in his 1981 book The Street Where You Live but forgot that the scene was between Jack and Betty and attributed it to Jack and Len Fairclough.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,950,000 homes (5th place).
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