Ida decides to give up the shop steward's job as it's too demanding. Mike goes to Birmingham on business. Audrey worries that Gail is close to a breakdown. Brian decides to fight for custody of Nicky on the grounds that Gail is an unfit mother. Ivy is distraught that the family is being ripped apart. Vera takes advantage of Mike being off to do some shopping in the car. Unfortunately she is spotted by Susan. Brian is moved to see Ivy so upset and cancels his appointment with the solicitor. Vera mistakenly thinks Susan has reported her to Ivy. She rows with her, accusing her of being a spy. Gail tells Brian she's convinced that the baby was conceived before he went to Edinburgh. Brian tells her that he will return to her but only if she has an abortion.
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Nicky Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- The Kabin
- 46b, St. Mary's Place - Living room and kitchen
- Unknown streets in Weatherfield
- Elf petrol station - Forecourt
- Location filming outside the solicitor's office that Brian Tilsley visits was conducted in St. John Street in Manchester, the other side of St. John's Gardens from Granada Television's Quay Street studios.
- TV Times synopsis: Brian Tilsley tells Ivy that he has an appointment with a solicitor.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,350,000 viewers (4th place).
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