Fiona Cavanagh assures Ken she wants to learn the business and is keen to prove herself. Shirley is depressed living at home at her age and is sick of the overcrowding. She asks Alf if he'd let her have the flat now the Websters have moved out. He promises to give her first refusal if he decides to rent it. He stalls, saying he'd need a reference. Nick Cavanagh tells Ken he's moving the Recorder into Neptune House with the rest of the Clarion Group. The Gilroys are pleased that the baby has brought them together. Curly asks Alf to rent him the flat. Gina Seddon arrives at No.13, telling Sally she's had enough of their dad and dumps herself on them for the night. Sally isn't pleased. Curly discovers Emily writing Shirley a reference to help her get the shop flat.
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Weatherfield Recorder - Office
- First appearance of Gina Seddon, however the character would not be incorporated into the regular cast until 28th April 2017.
- This is the final episode where the Granada Television ident is shown at the beginning of the opening credits.
- TV Times synopsis: Shirley Armitage is looking for accommodation. Alf Roberts has a flat going over the shop - what could be simpler? Meanwhile, Ken Barlow is trying to convince himself that he's still boss at the newspaper.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,050,000 viewers (3rd place).
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