Bet meets Richard Willmore, the brewery tied-trade director. She asks if she could stay at the Rovers as manager. Bet talks Willmore into letting her stay on. He puts her on a six-month probation. Alec is stunned when Bet tells him that she's going to stay at the Rovers as manager and not go to Southampton. She tells him that she can't leave. He refuses to listen to her and tells her they are leaving. Alec accuses Bet of trying to blackmail him into staying. He can't believe that she'll let him go alone. Martin gets trainee nurse Carmel Finnan to babysit. Bet tells Alec she doesn't want their marriage to end as she wants to salvage something from it. He tells her that he married her in order to share his life with her and he's given her everything, but now it's his turn and he wants the new job. He tells her that if she doesn't go to Southampton she'll be finishing their marriage. The residents gather at the Rovers to see the Gilroys off. Alec walks through them all and leaves, Bet begs him to stay but he tells her that she's killed their marriage. He drives off.
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Nicky Platt - Warren Jackson
- Sarah Louise Platt - Lynsay King
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Lisa Duckworth - Caroline Milmoe
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room, front bedroom and hallway
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Newton & Ridley - Offices
- Last appearance of Alec Gilroy until 3rd July 1995.
- Andy McDonald (Nicholas Cochrane) is credited but does not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: The residents of Coronation Street plan a grand send-off for Alec and Bet.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,430,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 9th December 2003 was cut for timing reasons, omitting the first 1'02" of a Rovers scene in Part Two, where Vera Duckworth tells Curly Watts of her doubts that Terry will be released from prison to act as his best man. The ITV3 repeat on 7th June 2019 contained the same edit. Vera, Curly, Lisa Duckworth and Ivy Brennan do not appear elsewhere in the episode.
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