Bet comes out of hospital and moves in with Betty. She visits the gutted pub and breaks down to Rita. She doesn't know what's going to happen to her. Bet tells Rita that she's had enough of picking herself up off the floor. When Mavis lets her down, Rita agrees to take Alan to a newsagents' dance. Alec Gilroy is fed up with the lack of customers at the nearby Graffiti Club which he now manages. Jack asks him for a job. Alec tells him if he gets thirty new members he'll give him a job. Alan cheers Gloria up with wine and kisses. He assures her that Rita is just a friend. Bet realises Jack bodged the fuse box and started the fire. She blames herself for not getting an electrician in.
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews (Credited as "Sally-Ann Matthews")
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Yard
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Graffiti Club
- Jim's Cafe
- The Kabin
- Flat 3, 41 Ashdale Road - Living room/kitchen and communal hallway
- First appearance of Alec Gilroy since 12th May 1975.
- Vera Duckworth mentions she once dyed her hair red as a teenager to which her dad thought she had been in a traffic accident. However she never knew her father Joss Shackleton until 1991.
- During her dialogue with Rita Fairclough in the back yard of the Rovers, Bet Lynch makes a comment about Albert Tatlock's eightieth birthday party which was held in August 1975. There are two inaccuracies in the dialogue, the first being a reference to Ken and Valerie Barlow having been there as Val died in January 1971. The second being that Elsie Tanner attended, as from October 1973 to April 1976 Elsie was living in Newcastle upon Tyne.
- TV Times synopsis: Bet Lynch mourns the loss of her home - and her future. Jack Duckworth's temperature rises as the brewery inquires into how the fire started.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,050,000 viewers (3rd place).
Bet Lynch: "When I come here to the Rovers, it was the first time in my life I felt that I'd found a place where I finally belonged. Jobs came and went, fellas came and went. But at this old dump I felt that I'd found somewhere I could hang on to. Not just a job but a place where Bet Lynch finally amounted to summat. I suppose what it give me was some self respect."
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