Tony tells Des and Natalie that he's leaving tonight. Indoctrinated by the Nirab cult, Zoe tries to get rid of the booze inside No.4 but is stopped by Leanne. Alec doesn't know how to face Betty after last night's embarrassing incident. Roy and Hayley have decided to take up Spanish again. Zoe and Ashley are invited for dinner at the Etheric Foundation. Miranda Peters wants Nick to have a drink with her and the other students but he declines. Tony gets beaten up by Carl Foster and some thugs inside No.6. Des arrives and he is also attacked. As Natalie walks into the house she sees Des viciously knocked to the floor, hitting his head on the table. The thugs run off when they see he's badly hurt.
- Tony Horrocks - Lee Warburton
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Natalie Barnes - Denise Welch
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Miranda Peters - Francesca Ryan
- Ben Andrews - Burn Gorman
- Ruth Morgan - Kirsten Parker
- Carl Foster - Christopher Hargreaves
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 10a Coronation Street - Living room
- Corner Shop
- Roy's Rolls
- Granston Technical College - Art room
- Etheric Foundation
- Nrinder Dhudwar was credited as the Fight Arranger on this episode.
- The portrait of Nirab that Ben Andrews points out to Ashley is actually of producer Brian Park.
- TV Times synopsis: Tony gets another visit from his creditors, but it's Des who takes the full force of their rage. Meanwhile, Ashley and Zoe attend a dinner party unlike any other.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 19,400,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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