George Wardle starts at Baldwin's Casuals as van driver. He is pleased to see Ivy but she can't understand how he knows her. Hilda reads the Rovers staff's tea leaves: Wilf Starkey to travel East, Betty to come into silver and Bet will hear from a relative. Ivy realises that she knows George from church. Andrea tells Harry she wants to leave school and get a job but he wants her to go to university. Mavis writes back to Derek and tells him that she'd still like to be friends. She wants to go on holiday with Rita but Rita isn't keen. Andrea reveals that she's got her exam results and they're awful: 'E' in Physics, 'O' in Maths and Chemistry. Alf invites Rita to go on holiday with him. She tells him that she's going with Mavis. Bet decides to give Hilda's predictions a helping hand to shut her up.
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- George Wardle - Ron Davies
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Connie Clayton - Susan Brown
- Andrea Clayton - Caroline O'Neill
- Sue Clayton - Jane Hazlegrove
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Harry Clayton - Johnny Leeze
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- The Kabin
- First appearance of George Wardle.
- A Drayman played by Mark Jordan was credited, but does not appear in the episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Gipsy' Hilda Ogden is reading tea-leaves again, the Rovers staff hear some startling predictions. There are problems in the Clayton household when young Andrea makes a drastic decision.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,700,000 viewers (2nd place).
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