Hilda leaves the Graffiti Club when the staff are reorganised. Fred spends the night in hospital. Bet and Betty think it hysterical that he's been poisoned with his own pies. Ken writes up about the Rovers' food in the Weatherfield Recorder, saying how awful it is. The hospital tell Bet and Betty that Fred has appendicitis. Billy Walker returns to the Street at his mother's request, to save the pub. He isn't pleased to be back. Brian finds Rita a Fiesta saloon for £2,750. Billy is furious about Fred serving rotten pies and that Ken has written a slamming report. Rita wants to put Mavis down on her insurance as a co-driver but Mavis doesn't like the idea of learning to drive. Percy complains to Billy about the terrible food served at the Rovers. He blames Annie for being an absentee landlady. Billy tells him that he's in charge now and bars Percy from the pub.
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- First appearance of Billy Walker since 20th June 1979.
- TV Times synopsis: Stan Ogden has some explaining to do when wife Hilda learns he's suddenly come into money. There's trouble at the Rovers between Billy Walker and Ken Barlow - but it's old soldier Percy Sugden who gets his marching orders.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,033,000 viewers (5th place).
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