Mike puts the Western Front on the market. Suzie and Gail decide they want compensation. They realise Mike sacked them to avoid redundancy payments but agree not to tell anyone if he gives compensation. Eddie helps Mavis out with the OAP supper when she cuts her hand. He leaves the pan on too long and the meal is burnt. Mavis decides she can prepare spaghetti in time. Elsie tells Ron it's up to her who she does or doesn't see. Eddie and Mavis beg ingredients from the residents to make the supper. Harry Payne gives Elsie flowers and asks her out again. Ron accuses Elsie of fancying Harry. The OAPs struggle with the spaghetti but they really enjoy it - they give Mavis three cheers. Mike and the girls settle on £100 each. Elsie tells Ron she likes him but she doesn't want him running her life.
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Gail Potter - Helen Worth
- Suzie Birchall - Cheryl Murray
- Steve Fisher - Lawrence Mullin
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ena Sharples - Violet Carson
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Harry Payne - Max Wall
- Ron Mather - Joe Lynch
- Wilf Bottomley - Bud Ralston
- Sam Turner - Freddie Rayner
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Community Centre - Kitchen and small hall
- Baldwin's Casuals - Wages office
- Unknown street in Manchester
- Tommy Brierley appears as a pensioner (referred to as "Tom") in the Corner Shop with Ena Sharples but is uncredited.
- TV Times synopsis: Elsie Tanner gives Ron Mather an ultimatum over his jealousy of Harry Payne. How will things turn out when Eddie Yeats "helps" Mavis Riley with an old folks' treat?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,069,000 viewers (8th place).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 22nd October 1997 was edited for timing reasons, trimming the first 15" of a Rovers scene in Part Two, where Steve Fisher conveys Mike Baldwin's offer of £100 each in compensation to Gail Potter and Suzie Birchall, as well as 13" from the end of the same scene, where Bet Lynch enquires why Gail looks unhappy.
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