Alec wants to sack Tina, not believing that she was ill. Bet tells him he can't without proof. Deirdre and Tracy return from Blanche Hunt's. Deirdre discovers Ken has been around. Jim promises Liz he'll have a word with Andy but goes drinking instead. Rita tells Deirdre that Ken was interested in No.12. She's relieved to hear he can't afford it. Tina insults Alec in front of the customers. Bet quickly whisks Alec away before he can sack her and says she'll deal with Tina herself. Liz begs Andy not to join up. Bet warns Tina that she could lose her job and laments much she has changed since she met her new boyfriend. Tina doesn't admit any wrongdoing. Jim advises Andy to get 'A' Levels and go to Sandhurst for a better Army career. Tina doesn't turn up for her shift. Ken shows an interest in renting the shop flat. Jim tells Andy he can sign up, much to Liz's shock. Alf rents the flat to Ken.
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Barlow - Dawn Acton
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Tina Fowler - Michelle Holmes
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and back bedroom
- Corner Shop
- This is the first episode in which Simon Gregory is credited under his stage name of "Simon Gregson".
- TV Times synopsis: The Gilroys clash over how they should treat the 'new' Tina. Andy refuses to be swayed by parental influence.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,730,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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