Mike invites Alma to move in with him. Betty finds the gadgets in the new kitchen hard to operate. Rita avoids Ted, not being able to cope with his illness. Betty is upset when her hotpots aren't ready as she hasn't mastered the timer on the cooker. Mike is shocked when Alma refuses to move in with him until they are married. He thinks that the idea is pathetic. Alec lays into Betty about the hotpots. She is grateful when Vicky blames the cooker. Steve tells Vicky that the party was awful and arranges to take her out. Ted apologises to Rita for not telling her about his illness before. He tells her that he'll understand if she wants them to finish and promises to stay away until she's reached her decision.
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- David Platt - Thomas Ormson
- Nicky Platt - Warren Jackson
- Sarah Louise Platt - Lynsay King
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Alma Sedgewick - Amanda Barrie
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Steve McDonald - Steve McDonald
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Victoria Arden - Chloe Newsome
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs (Uncredited)
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room, kitchen and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Garden
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 10a Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- Jim's Cafe flat - Living room/kitchen
- Audrey Roberts recalls helping Alf to decorate the shop flat before they were married, referring to events in Episode 2570 (18th November 1985).
- TV Times synopsis: Alma has bad news for Mike. Betty gets to grips with the new kitchen.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,720,000 viewers (7th place).
- The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 26th April 2019 was edited, omitting 33" from a Rovers scene in which Martin and Gail Platt arrive at the bar in their dirty decorating clothes and Audrey Roberts remarks that they look like refugees.
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