The Barlows start converting the kitchen at No.1. Mike prepares for a VIP visit. He leads the girls on to believe royalty are coming before telling them it's a trade delegation. He hopes to get some overseas sales from the visit. He tells Ivy to make sure everything runs like clockwork. The girls think it's hysterical when Mike tells them the delegation will be Russian. Albert refuses to live amongst dust and gets Beattie Pearson to take him in. She is pleased to find Ken is altering the house as it will add value to her inheritance. Albert tells Beattie he's sold No.1 to Ken and she is furious. Fred puts £5 on himself to win the weigh-in as he knows he's going to win because of the coins. The girls threaten a sit-in strike when Mike refuses to pay their bonuses whilst they're cleaning the factory.
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Beattie Pearson - Gabrielle Daye
- Norman Pearson - Michael Bilton
- Joe Miller - Terence Davies
- Dave Hinchcliffe - Nick Maloney
- Coronation Street - Ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Yard
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and wages office
- First appearance of Ida Clough since 9th February 1983.
- TV Times synopsis: Albert Tatlock's daughter, Beattie, arrives to take him to her home. Mike Baldwin hears that his factory has been selected for a trade visit by a foreign trade delegation - but then faces a strike threat from the girls.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,000,000 viewers (2nd place).
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