Whilst Jacko is stranded in the middle of nowhere with a drunk, Franny burgles and then wrecks Benny Lewis's flat to make it look like an unplanned job. Soon afterwards, a despondent Benny returns from Spain to find the damage. The residents hang around the Rovers after closing time as they're curious to meet Sean Regan. At Len's suggestion, they give him an after-hours welcome after his plane lands. Benny realises nearly £5,000 has been stolen. In his time of need, he calls on Rita before informing the police. Elsie rows with Alan over his night out when he staggers home in the small hours. Lucille thinks Concepta is buying Sean with Harry's garage, resentful because of the work he put in to make a go of it. Norma catches Jacko with the £30 - he tells her that he won it in a card game. She doesn't believe him. The investigating policeman tells Benny it's an inside job because someone used a key to turn the alarm off.
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Norma Ford - Diana Davies
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Concepta Hewitt - Doreen Keogh
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Alan Howard - Alan Browning
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe (Uncredited)
- Sharon Duffy - Susan Littler
- Franny Slater - Michael Angelis
- Sean Regan - Tony Doyle
- Benny Lewis - Jeremy Young
- Jacko Ford - Robert Keegan
- P.C. 461 - Peter Ellis
- Drunk - James Garbutt
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug and back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Front bedroom and landing
- Corner Shop - Back room
- Benny Lewis's flat - Living room/kitchen and hallway
- Brenda Shaw's flat
- Unknown road and bus stop
- All the location sequences featuring Jacko Ford were conducted on film.
- TV Times synopsis: Lucille's stepmother decides to introduce her "young man."
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,150,000 homes (4th place).
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