Bert tells Ivy they'll have to pay the Duckworths' deposit back. Audrey arrives from Bury and Gail and Brian take her to see the house plot. Bet lets Keith Sadler use her board to iron his clothes. Dan Johnson turns up and catches him in her room alone. Bet returns from the shops and is pleased to see that Dan is jealous. Pauline Stringer accuses Mike of trying to corrupt her with the high life. He tells her that he knows she's not really a socialist. She storms out. Ivy tells Brian to watch Gail, otherwise she'll spend every penny they'll ever have, like her mother. He tells her that lending him money doesn't give her the right to run his life. Bert wants to tell Brian about their holiday sacrifice but Ivy refuses to let him. Dan threatens Keith if he doesn't stick to his own room on the other side of the landing.
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Audrey Potter - Sue Nicholls
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and back bedroom
- Baldwin's Casuals - Wages office and corridor
- Ludlow Avenue - Bet's bedsit and landing
- First appearance of Audrey Potter since 26th December 1979.
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 27th April 1998 was edited down for timing reasons and omitted a scene of 35 seconds in part two where Ida Clough and Vera Duckworth make bitchy comments about Pauline Stringer to Betty Turpin at the bar of the Rovers.
- TV Times synopsis: Brian Tilsley is at odds with his own mother over the arrival of his wife Gail's mother. Meanwhile, Mike Baldwin and Pauline Stringer get "more friendly" - and the factory girls keep an eagle eye on them.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,769,000 viewers (5th place).
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