Vera is touched when Lisa tells her that she's a good mate. Raquel calls Steph a bitch and accuses her of stealing Des off her. Alec dislikes having Raquel living at the Rovers. Steph worries that Des is banking on a reconciliation. Whilst Vera doesn't want anyone to know that Terry's in prison, Jack uses it as an excuse to get off work. Liz tells Bet that she's willing to return to the Rovers to cook food in the evenings. Derek rows with Mavis for not asking him to work with her at The Kabin when she takes over. She feels he won't be any good in the job. She knows that she's going to have to employ him but is determined to show him that she's boss. Curly is shocked when Vera tells him that Terry's up for GBH. Mavis formally offers Derek the job and he grudgingly accepts. Vera is disgusted that Jack took time off work to spend the afternoon at the bookies and the Legion when he should have visited Terry. Alec sees the sense in having Liz doing the evening cooking and offers her the job. Des is shattered when Steph tells him that she left Simon Beatty as she's found another man. He can't believe that she is playing with his emotions still. She promises him that when she does leave she'll do so for good.
- Lisa Horton - Caroline Milmoe
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Steph Barnes - Amelia Bullmore
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin - Shop and stockroom
- Rosamund Street
- Bettabuy - Shop floor
- Weatherfield Comprehensive - Exterior
- TV Times synopsis: Mavis holds the key to Derek’s future. Will she really leave him out in the cold?
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,020,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
- The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 2nd May 2019 was edited, omitting 6" from the middle of the opening scene, in order to remove Raquel Wolstenhulme calling Steph Barnes a "bitch".
Derek Wilton: "You're monstrous, Mavis, monstrous! And here I am left... oh, I don't know... bereft, desolate... I can't think of a suitable word."
Mavis Wilton: "I can, Derek..."
Derek Wilton: "What?"
Mavis Wilton: "Unemployed!"
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