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Episode number 991
ITV broadcast date 22nd July 1970 (Wednesday)
Production code P228/991
Writer Malcolm Lynch
Director Joe Boyer
Previous episode 20th July 1970
Next episode 27th July 1970



Elsie asks the Barlows to be witnesses but they can't. Handel Gartside returns to Weatherfield after thirty-three years in Canada. Ena and Minnie remember him and they tell him of the death of Martha Longhurst six years previously. Len and Bet turn up at the Registry Office and surprise Alan and Elsie as their witnesses. Irma and Bet move into the flat. Elsie and Alan marry. The residents throw a surprise party at the Rovers for the Howards before they honeymoon in Paris. Ray tells Len that Alan, despite signs of wealth, owes them £350 and it looks as if he has money troubles.



Regular cast

Guest cast


  • Despite her marriage to Alan Howard, Elsie Tanner continues to be credited for almost a year under the name of "Tanner" and not "Howard"
  • A stock track of Incidental Music is played for the scene where Alan and Elsie walk to the registry office.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,400,000 homes (1st place).

Commercial releases

This episode was included on the 1970 disc of the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The 1970s, released in 2005.

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