Albert dons a pinny and hoovers No.1 as Peter Barlow is coming to stay. Suzie attempts to bring Elsie out of herself and suggests a night on the town. Elsie is keen. The brewery launches a new house magazine called Over the Bar. The Rovers is chosen to be on the cover of the first magazine. Annie and Bet get dolled-up for the photographer. Peter arrives at No.1. Suzie feels off colour and calls off the night out. Elsie decides to go to the pictures on her own. The photographer, Norman Hill, tries to take relaxed shots but Annie insists on posing for him. Elsie has a rotten evening and takes a taxi home. She doesn't have enough money to pay the driver Ron Mather. He takes a cup of tea instead as payment.
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Various unnamed streets in Weatherfield
- First appearance of Peter Barlow since 7th September 1977.
- First appearance of Ron Mather.
- TV Times synopsis: Bet pulls out all the stops to make sure her picture gets on the cover of the new brewery magazine…but Annie has other ideas. Ken's son Peter arrives - and even he has problems.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 10,150,000 viewers (20th place). Of episodes within the top twenty, this was the least-watched episode of the year.
Annie Walker: "I personally have never understood the connection between cleavage and good beer."
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