The positive feedback helped the cast and crew prepare for transmission with a renewed confidence.
Further casting took place prior to 5th December, when rehearsals began on the transmitted version of Episode 1.
The finished products were shown to Granada's weekly Programme Committee, which included the network's founders Sidney and Cecil Bernstein, future Managing Director Denis Forman and others.
The committee unanimously panned the programme, expressing doubts about using the local dialect in a drama, putting out a soap opera in primetime, and giving a negative impression of the north to the rest of the country.
David Browning played the trumpet on the original recording of the theme, and was given the choice of either a royalty payment for each use of the theme on television, or a one-off payment at the time of recording, with Spear opting for the latter.
Casting and design preparation took place over September and October.
As the street had to share studio space with the house interiors, it was built to a smaller scale and never in its entirety in a single studio session.
The show's theme music, a cornet piece, accompanied by a brass band plus clarinet and double bass, reminiscent of northern band music, was written by Eric Spear, who was paid £6 for its use.
In 1960, Granada Television staff writer and former child actor Tony Warren asked producer Harry Elton in desperation to be taken off his scripting duties for their series of adaptations of the Biggles adventure stories by W. Warren gave two answers: showbusiness and the North of England.
Part of Warren's dislike of the series was that he knew little about the world in which the books were set and Elton enquired what Warren did know enough about which would make a good series.
To gain inspiration for the look of the street, set designer Denis Parkin visited the backstreets of Salford, ending up in Archie Street in Ordsall which was filmed for the programme's title sequence.