Andy tells Curly he wants a permanent job at Bettabuy. Alma is annoyed by the way Mike is spending a fortune on Mark. Deirdre is upset that after all she's done she has no security. Tanya starts at the Rovers and hints to Bet that Liz used to bitch about her. Maureen resigns from Bettabuy, sick of Reg and Curly. Jack tries to chat Tanya up, telling her that he's in show business. Audrey spends her day hiding from Alf. She admits to Gail that she's been fired for bad timekeeping. Maureen apologises to Curly for her behaviour. He talks the situation through with her, them both drinking red wine. Alma discovers that Oakhill School costs £1,800 a term so hits back at Mike by going on a spending spree. Maureen tells Curly he reminds her of a young Reg, she kisses him. He is amazed as she lunges for him passionately, telling him that she's his.
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Maureen Naylor - Sherrie Hewson
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Tanya Pooley - Eva Pope
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Downstairs rooms
- Bettabuy - Staff canteen, corridor and shop floor
- This episode was broadcast at 9.05pm (scheduled for 9.00pm) to allow for coverage of European football.
- TV Times synopsis: Maureen needs a shoulder to cry on - is Curly the right man for the job?
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,900,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1990-1999, released on 5th September 2011.
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