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.The characters of Dennis Tanner, Ida Barlow, Albert Tatlock and Ena Sharples appeared in the dry run but were subsequently recast.
While working at BBC Leeds in 1958 Warren had submitted a script entitled Our Street to his bosses, which was adapted from his unmade 1956 script Where No Birds Sing.
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.
They retained the option of a final thirteenth episode in which Florizel Street would be bulldozed, to resolve the series should it be unsuccessful.
Florizel Street was intended to be shown in the 7.00pm slots on Wednesday and Friday evenings which Biggles occupied until 12th October and which was then filled by two new eight-part serials by Granada: The Odd Man on Wednesdays, and an adaptation of H. Wells' Kipps on Fridays which was directed by Stuart Latham.
The purpose of Florizel Street is to examine a community of this nature and, in doing so, entertain".