Judy enjoys looking after Shannon and tries to convince Gary that she feels no emotional ties towards her. Ken suggests to Emily that she's only protesting for Deirdre's freedom to make herself feel better. Angie leaves Underworld. Zoe likes the idea of Judy looking after Shannon as it gives her time for herself. Gary tells Zoe that Judy found it really hard work and suggests she finds someone else in future. Alma tells Mike she'll return to him on the condition that he doesn't pay for anything else to do with Deirdre, even if it means her staying in jail. Judy is furious to learn Gary has tried to stop her looking after Shannon and tells Zoe she wants to continue seeing her as much as possible. Deirdre is sent to see the prison psychiatrist as she continues to "refuse to accept reality". Mike agrees to stop funding Deirdre's appeal but warns Alma she's the one keeping Deirdre locked up. Ken is approached by Mary Docherty who tells him that she has previous knowledge of Jon.
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Shannon Tattersall - Lucy Whipday
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Angie Freeman - Deborah McAndrew
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and front room
- Roy's Rolls
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Living room/kitchen
- Redford Prison - Reception area and visiting room
- Final appearance of Deborah McAndrew as Angie Freeman.
- TV Times synopsis: Judy’s obsession with Shannon causes problems. Ken is stunned to learn the identity of his mystery visitor.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,170,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
Les Battersby: "I'm a married man. Married men don't pay to have their tea put in front of them."
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