Denise appreciates Don staying with her. Mavis offers to help Emily's Crisis at Christmas campaign but is horrified when Emily arranges for her to look after an OAP on Christmas Day. Denise tells Bet that she feels Tanya might be making the calls. Bet confronts Tanya but Tanya swears her innocence. Bet tells her that she doesn't like her attitude and wants her to change it. Curly hosts the Bettabuy staff party and tries to stop everyone drinking. Deirdre is put out when Tracy and Craig invite noisy friends to the house. Elaine Fenwick gets drunk at the party and is all over Curly. She invites him up to her hotel room. The Wiltons are stunned when they're told that their OAP is Percy. Maureen surprises Reg by booking a room at the hotel for the night so they can consummate their love. Curly is annoyed when Elaine falls asleep before anything happens. Wanting nothing to come between them, Reg confesses to Maureen that he has slept with Brenda Fallingthorpe from Head Office. She is relieved and admits that she slept with Curly. Reg is stunned.
- Denise Osbourne - Denise Black
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Tracy Barlow - Dawn Acton
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Maureen Naylor - Sherrie Hewson
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Tanya Pooley - Eva Pope
- Tommy Duckworth - Darryl Edwards
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 2a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- The Kabin
- Whitley Hotel - Function room, corridor and guest bedrooms
- Craig Lee (Kieran O'Brien) is credited but does not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Yet another person is accused of being Denise’s mystery caller. The staff let their hair down at the Bettabuy Christmas party.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,970,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 23rd September 2004 was edited for timing reasons, omitting 22" from the start of a Rovers scene in Part Two, where Rita Sullivan buys a glum Deirdre Barlow a drink; 8" from the end of the following scene in Reg Holdsworth and Maureen Naylor's hotel bedroom where Reg blows Maureen a kiss; 20" from the start of the next scene in the hotel corridor where Curly Watts knocks on Elaine Fenwick's bedroom door; and 7" from the very last shot of the episode, where Reg angrily shoves Maureen back onto the bed. The ITV3 repeat on 28th October 2019 contained the same cuts.
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