Maureen is upset at the way in which Reg broke the news of the corner shop sale to Maud. Deirdre refuses to believe that Samir was violent at the airport and worries about him. Raquel feels positive about marrying Curly but is upset that her father doesn't seem interested. Maud boycotts the shop, fed up with no appreciation. Emily hears from the gossips that Samir has deserted Deirdre. Alma urges Ken to get on with his life without Denise but he hurts too much. Deirdre asks Alf to help Samir but he doesn't want to get involved. She misses having Emily to turn to. She is furious when Liz advises her not to fight for Samir any more; he's brought her nothing but trouble. Deirdre asks Ken for advice but he tells her that it's not his problem. Cliff hints to Jack that he's got a stash of money. Deirdre is delighted when Emily calls round to comfort her. When she hears Samir has not deserted her Emily says it would be best if Samir did go back to Morocco. Deirdre begs her to help and give her money to fight for Samir but Emily refuses. Deirdre accuses Emily of being jealous because she has someone to love.
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Maureen Holdsworth - Sherrie Hewson
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Front room
- Corner Shop
- Rosamund Street
- Jim's Cafe
- 7 Nightingale Street - Hallway
- Sophie Webster (Ashleigh Middleton) is credited but does not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Deirdre desperately needs help, but it seems that she has alienated all her closest friends.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,680,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
- The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 28th February 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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