Vera is depressed that Jack isn't celebrating her birthday. Gloria tries to get Bet to change her mind, telling her that Alec won't be good for her. Ivy agrees to go out to a club with Vera to cheer her up. Alec is worried when Gloria admits to him that she's tried to talk Bet out of marrying him. Tom Hopwood tells Hilda that he's selling his shop and is going to retire. Taxi driver Don Brennan takes Vera and Ivy to The Pink Flamingo. Bet wants an early night but Gloria invites the girls round for a hen party. Ivy leaves Vera at the club trying to chat up a barman. She is surprised when Don is her taxi driver again. They get chatting. Alec has a miserable stag night as best man Charles Halliday tries to put him off marriage.
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Don Brennan - Geoffrey Hinsliff
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Sam Tindall - Tom Mennard
- Tom Hopwood - Len Marten
- Charles Halliday - Tony Booth
- Barman - John St. Ryan (Credited as "John Ryan")
- Punter - Stuart Golland
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Flat 2, 41 Ashdale Road - Living room/kitchen
- The Pink Flamingo, Patricroft - Interior and exterior
- First appearance of Don Brennan.
- John St. Ryan makes a pre-Charlie Whelan appearance as a Barman.
- Mike Baldwin (Johnny Briggs) is credited but does not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Alec’s flapping about whether Ms Lynch will ever become his Mrs Gilroy - and with good reason because Gloria seems to be doing her best to talk Bet out of it.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,100,000 viewers (5th place).
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