Coronation Street (1960– )

Episode #1.1057 

Ken's decision to take the twins to Jamaica comes in for criticism. Hilda takes an interest in Emily and Ernest's relationship. Billy and Alan pay out for peace of mind.


Eric Prytherch


Tony Warren (based on an idea by), Brian Finch


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Gough Sandra Gough ... Irma Barlow
Patricia Phoenix Patricia Phoenix ... Elsie Howard
Jennifer Moss Jennifer Moss ... Lucille Hewitt
Irene Sutcliffe Irene Sutcliffe ... Maggie Clegg
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Edith Tatlock
Peter Adamson Peter Adamson ... Len Fairclough
Alan Browning Alan Browning ... Alan Howard
Kenneth Farrington Kenneth Farrington ... Billy Walker
Jean Alexander ... Hilda Ogden
Stephen Hancock Stephen Hancock ... Ernest Bishop
Eileen Derbyshire ... Emily Nugent
William Roache ... Kenneth Barlow
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Tom Hedley
Margot Bryant Margot Bryant ... Minnie Caldwell
Betty Driver ... Betty Turpin


Billy returns the car to the Town Hall. Edith Tatlock doesn't think Ken should take Peter and Susan away to Jamaica. Ernie has to look after his sister's shop in Barrow-in-Furness for a few weeks and asks Emily to look after the Camera Shop. Ken and Edith argue over his plans but he tells them he's determined to give the twins a fresh start. Tom Hedley demands action over his car as the Rolls was parked two feet out from the curb and he doesn't want to get the police involved. Ken gets a letter telling him his job at Granston Technical College is still open. Billy tells Hedley they'll repair his car for nothing. Alan makes Ken realise he's going to be lonely and unhappy in Jamaica. Ernie awkwardly gives Emily his mother's dress ring to act as a bond between them. Emily is touched. Ray and Len make a toy fort for the twins as a replacement for their lost toys. Touched by his neighbours' generosity, Ken decides not to go to Jamaica. Len tells Billy he's been had - Hedley's insurance had... Written by GusF

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Drama | Romance



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Release Date:

3 March 1971 (UK) See more »

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England, UK

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Granada Television See more »
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