Deirdre feels depressed on her wedding anniversary. Fred decides to raffle a luxury hamper in the shop, telling Audrey that if she invites him for Christmas dinner he'll make certain she wins it. Zoe upsets Natalie by saying that Des died because she is a sinner. Outraged Lorraine throws her out. Ashley feels Zoe has no time for him any more and that the Etheric Foundation is taking over her life. Natalie returns to work as she can't face being alone. Jackie entertains Les in Deirdre's flat. He gets her drunk but just as they get physical, Deirdre returns and throws him out. Ashley is furious when Zoe tells him that she's not going to have sex with him any more. He begs her not to shut him out.
- Jackie Dobbs - Margi Clarke
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Natalie Barnes - Denise Welch
- Lorraine Brownlow - Holly Newman
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop - Stockroom
- Roy's Rolls
- 17a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- This episode was broadcast at 9.45pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
- TV Times synopsis: Zoe falls out with Leanne over her new-found beliefs.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,390,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
Alec Gilroy (about Les Battersby): "The man's a beast in human form. Well, almost human."
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