Gail apologises to Suzie when she discovers how Bob Birchall really is. Bet plans a party to celebrate Annie being in the Rovers for forty years. Bob accuses Elsie of turning Suzie against him and tells her that he doesn't want Suzie living with a tart like her. Elsie throws him out. Bob tries to force Suzie into his car, Steve stops him and Bob hits him. Bob tells Suzie he never wants to see her again. Annie is touched when the residents throw the party for her. She is astonished when Billy arrives as a special guest. Richard Cresswell comes from Newton & Ridley and presents Annie with a silver tray. Deirdre is followed home and is assaulted under the viaduct.
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Viaduct Street
- Western Front
- First appearance of Billy Walker since 12th May 1975.
- This episode was given a special repeat in the Granada Television region only at 7.00pm on Friday 3rd May 1996 to mark the fortieth anniversary of the station's first transmission as part of an evening of programmes entitled Granada at 40. The other regions transmitted Bruce Forsyth's Play Your Cards Right in the slot.
- TV Times synopsis: It's Annie Walker's big day as the Rovers' regulars throw a surprise party. But who is the surprise visitor?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,731,000 viewers (20th place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1970-1979, released on 25th July 2005.
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