Liz hides her morning sickness from the twins. Ken orders some delicacies from the shop for a date with Alma. Jim is happy that Liz is pregnant as he'll be around to see the child grow up. Liz doesn't know if she can endure another sixteen years of motherhood and is alarmed when Jim points out that she could have twins again. Audrey goes shopping for a wedding outfit leaving Deirdre to pick up Ken's order. Alec agrees to overlook Liz's outburst. Jim can't wait to announce their news. Rita is horrified to see Reg moving into No.12. Vera starts a petition to have Reg investigated for his treatment of Curly but Curly finds out and rips it up. He reprimands her for interfering with management policy. Rita doesn't know how she's going to avoid Reg and considers moving away. Mavis thinks she's overreacting. Reg plans to turn No.12 into a bachelor's paradise, even though Veronica Holdsworth has all the furniture. Rita refuses to be neighbourly to Reg when he comes into The Kabin to order his papers. Alma thinks Ken hates Mike because of his marriage to Susan. They enjoy being friends and play Scrabble together. Deirdre visits Ken to get his signature on an insurance form and is shocked to find that his food order was for a date with Alma. Alma is embarrassed and hides in the kitchen until Ken calls out to her.
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Alma Sedgewick - Amanda Barrie
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 12 Coronation Street - Living room
- Corner Shop
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Viaduct Street
- Bettabuy - Shop floor
- The interior set of 12 Coronation Street makes its first appearance in this episode, eighteen months after the flat was added to the set.
- TV Times synopsis: No 12 finally gets an occupant. But will he be buying his newspapers from Rita Fairclough? Deirdre and Alma share an embarrassing moment.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,240,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 5th May 2003 was transmitted without any cuts.
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