Maud accuses Reg of selling the shop to force her into decay. Maureen refuses to let her make her feel guilty and swears she'll work the shop alone. Mike gives Deirdre a lift to Manchester Airport and tells her to fight for Samir and offers her money if she needs it. He also gives her the name of a good solicitor. She collects Samir from the airport when he is released. Maud feels guilty about letting Maureen cope alone. Raquel is touched when Sarah asks to be a bridesmaid. Samir feels it's only a matter of time before he's deported but Deirdre urges him to be positive - they'll fight this together and win. Although initially suspicious, Maureen is pleased when Maud apologises and takes over at lunchtime. Maureen has a break and is amazed on her return to find Maud has employed Sally to help out 5.30-8.30 every evening to give them all a break although she is pleased at the arrangement. Maud confesses to Sally that she hopes they will change their mind about selling when they see how good a worker she is. Emily feels that Deirdre's going to end up getting hurt but realises that, like a mother, she's got to let her make her own mistakes. Samir tells Deirdre he's fed up of being treated as a criminal; it would never happen in Morocco.
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Maureen Holdsworth - Sherrie Hewson
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Raquel Wolstenhulme - Sarah Lancashire
- Samir Rachid - Al Nedjari
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Sarah Louise Platt - Lynsay King
- David Platt - Thomas Ormson
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Sophie Webster - Ashleigh Middleton
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Rosamund Street
- Jim's Cafe
- 7 Nightingale Street - Dining room
- Manchester Airport - Immigration Office
- Unknown roads to airport
- Jack Duckworth (William Tarmey) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Maud Grimes proves to the Holdsworths that she is still very much a force to be reckoned with.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,480,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
- The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 28th February 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.
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