Claire gets people to sign a 30th birthday card for Tracy. Sarah refuses. Fiz sets about mothering Chesney as she prepares his packed lunch. Ken and Deirdre visit Tracy in prison on her birthday. They tell her that Jason's organising Charlie's funeral. Norris continues to look up old school friends on the internet. When Rita tells him how she used to be pals with Charlie Roscoe's Exotic Dancers, Norris does some research for her and finds an email address for Doreen Fenwick. Maria and David make up their minds to attend Charlie's funeral. Tracy meets her new solicitor and tells her that she'd like to attend Charlie's funeral. Cilla slaps Yana round the face for sleeping with Les. They call a truce and agree to put it behind them. Ken and Deirdre are shocked to hear that Tracy wants to attend Charlie's funeral. They resign themselves to the fact they'll have to go with her in support. Tracy tells her cellmate Andrea how she's innocent and killed Charlie in self-defence but Andrea's sceptical. Tracy's secretly worried.
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Chesney Battersby-Brown - Sam Aston
- Claire Peacock - Julia Haworth
- Sarah Platt - Tina O'Brien
- Cilla Battersby-Brown - Wendi Peters
- Les Battersby-Brown - Bruce Jones
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Barlow - Kate Ford
- Maria Sutherland - Samia Smith
- Fiz Brown - Jennie McAlpine
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- David Platt - Jack P. Shepherd
- Jason Grimshaw - Ryan Thomas
- Violet Wilson - Jenny Platt
- Michelle Connor - Kym Ryder
- Kirk Sutherland - Andrew Whyment
- Andrea Palmer - Natalie Grady
- Guard - Andrew Barrow
- Jayne Simon - Julia Marsen
- Yana Lumb - Jayne Tunnicliffe
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 2a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- The Kabin
- Wong's Chippy
- Redford Prison - Interview room, visiting area and cell
- Renny Krupinski was credited as the Fight Arranger on this episode.
- This episode marks the 1,000th appearance of Bruce Jones in the role of Les Battersby-Brown.
- TV Times synopsis: The Barlows commiserate with Tracy as she spends her 30th birthday in the cells, while Jason plans Charlie's funeral. David makes the most of Maria's vulnerable state; and Cilla accuses Fiz of brainwashing Chesney. Norris's internet hobby gives Rita an idea - tracing members of her former dance troupe.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,420,000 viewers (3rd place).
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