Alf tells Renee he doesn't like her driving with another man but she refuses to stop her lessons. Bert works out for Brian how much his weekly outgoings will be. Stan and Hilda decide to invite Eddie to move in as they feel they're the nearest to family he's got. Betty worries about the Fletchers. Ken advises her to report their mother to the NSPCC. Brian discovers they'll have £17 a week left to live on. Gail is sure they'll cope. When Renee spends all morning out on a driving lesson, Alf storms out of the shop and drinks in the Rovers. He worries about money; he wanted £16,000 for the shop and is having to find £28,000 for the new shop. Hilda offers Eddie her front bedroom for £20 a week. He agrees. She makes sure he pays the rent to her and not Stan. Renee tells Alf he's pathetic being jealous of Jim Lorimer. He forces her to make a decision over accepting the Bannisters' offer. She does and they are reconciled. Brian and Gail decide not to buy the house. The Fletchers' "uncle" - Reg Sudworth - tells Betty to keep her nose out of the family's affairs.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Jim Lorimer - William Abney
- Wayne Fletcher - Martin Bacon
- Sharon Fletcher - Wendy Bacon
- Reg Sudworth - Peter Ellis
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Jim's Cafe
- Hillside Crescent
- TV Times synopsis: Why are Renee Roberts' driving lessons causing a bust-up between herself and husband Alf? And why is Betty Turpin threatened by a stranger? Meanwhile, Brian and Gail Tilsley come to a decision about their new house.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 10,000,000 viewers (7th place).
Hilda Ogden: "Even when we'd never had it so good, some of us had never had it at all."
|July 1980 episodes|
|← Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th
Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th →