Hilda has a new carpet laid at No.13. She thinks it's the most beautiful thing she's ever seen. Eddie doesn't want to live with Winifred but is aware that Marion is worried about her. He is furious that Marion wants to be with her mother rather than him. Percy is keen to start breeding their budgies but Mavis doesn't think Randy will be suitable. Len spends all his time in Ashton working on another disco. Percy pushes Mavis to mate budgies but she feels Harriet isn't keen. Percy takes the huff when she suggests Randy has knocked around a bit. Hilda plans a ruby wedding party.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Marion Yeats - Veronica Doran
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen
- TV Times synopsis: Hilda Ogdens' new carpet finally arrives, and she starts planning for her 40th wedding anniversary. Will Eddie Yeats agree that he and wife Marion live with her mother?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,274,000 viewers (1st place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1980-1989, released on 31st October 2005.
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