Danny promises Leanne this is the last time she has to look after Mike as he's taking him to the nursing home this evening. Les phones Social Services and sets the wheels in motion to adopt Chesney. Norris and Rita bicker about the changes he's made to her flat. Leanne tries to give Mike his pills but he's convinced she's trying to poison him. He tells Leanne he's going to live with Adam and while she's in the shower he escapes from the flat. Blanche ends her boycott of the Rovers and claims her free drink. Mike goes to the train station intent on catching a train to Doncaster. He chats to a stranger. He gets confused and tries to sell the stranger some women's underwear. Danny, Jamie and Leanne search frantically for Mike. Leanne thinks he's probably heading for Scotland in search of Adam. Danny informs the police that Mike's missing. Liz attends the auditions for a new vocalist with Vernon. She's put out that all the candidates are girls. Les, Cilla and Chesney nervously await a visit from Social Services. Mike turns up at his son Mark Redman's house in Doncaster having found the address in a father's day card. Mark's shocked to see him.
- Danny Baldwin - Bradley Walsh
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Chesney Battersby-Brown - Sam Aston
- Cilla Battersby-Brown - Wendi Peters
- Les Battersby-Brown - Bruce Jones
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Vernon Tomlin - Ian Reddington
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Shelley Unwin - Sally Lindsay
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Bev Unwin - Susie Blake
- Jamie Baldwin - Rupert Hill
- Adam Barlow - Sam Robertson
- Frankie Baldwin - Debra Stephenson
- Mark Redman - Paul Fox
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and yard
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 12 Coronation Street - Living room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Rosamund Street
- Street Cars
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Living room/kitchen
- Audition venue
- Railway station - Platform
- Street outside railway station
- Unknown streets in Doncaster
- First appearance of Mark Redman since 5th September 2001.
- Steve Jackson makes a pre-Trevor Dean appearance as the Stranger befriended by Mike Baldwin.
- TV Times synopsis: Mike tells Leanne he's leaving -and sets off in search of estranged son Mark; Les proves he's serious about adopting Chesney; Vernon asks for help to find a singer to join his band; and Rita decides to move on when Norris settles into her flat.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,810,000 viewers (2nd place).
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