Des gets drunk and feels humiliated and bitter. Steph begs him to lash out at her but he tells her that he still loves her, instead he insults Phyllis. Jim worries that business is slow. Steph leaves with her bags, to live with her new lover. Des sees her off with champagne. Alec and Liz agree to a three-month trial. She resigns from the Legion. Rita stops working at The Kabin, and Mavis takes over. The Duckworths tell Lisa that she can stay as long as she likes but she feels in the way. Drunk Des barges into the Rovers. Raquel thinks that he's come for her and hides in the back room but he only wants to apologise to Phyllis. Lisa tells Vera to face the facts; Terry is guilty and is going to be in prison for a long time.
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Steph Barnes - Amelia Bullmore
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Lisa Horton - Caroline Milmoe
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and garden
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Unknown park and gardens
- Last appearance of Steph Barnes until 6th September 1995.
- TV Times synopsis: The recession is hitting the McDonald family so Liz decides to take another job. And Steph Barnes reaches a crossroads in her life.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,220,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 26th September 2003 was edited for timing reasons, omitting 32" from the end of a Rovers scene in Part Two, where Jim McDonald and Alf Roberts observe Alec Gilroy explaining to Liz about her new job, and Jim admits to Alf that business at the bike shop is not good. The ITV3 repeat on 2nd May 2019 contained the same edit. Alf does not appear elsewhere in the episode.
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