Jason tells Steve that he's noticed friction between him and Becky. Joe invites Gail for a meal following a successful lunch together. Steve is alarmed that Becky fancies a night out with the girls including Michelle. Pam persuades Tyrone to give her some money to buy bankrupt stock saying he'll make a fortune on it that he can spend on the wedding. Deirdre pours her heart out to Eileen. Blanche tells Ken what his "life-crisis" is doing to his marriage. Joe plans a bowling trip with Tina and persuades Gail to be there with David. Deirdre arrives home to find Ken burning his manuscript. She feels for him but cannot forget what he said in the heat of the moment. She leaves to stay with Liz.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- David Platt - Jack P. Shepherd
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Tyrone Dobbs - Alan Halsall
- Pam Hobsworth - Kate Anthony
- Tina McIntyre - Michelle Keegan
- Joe McIntyre - Reece Dinsdale
- Michelle Connor - Kym Marsh
- Darryl Morton - Jonathan Dixon
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Jason Grimshaw - Ryan Thomas
- Becky Granger - Katherine Kelly
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Sean Tully - Antony Cotton
- Amy Barlow - Amber Chadwick
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and yard
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and yard
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Rosamund Street
- Victoria Street
- Jerry's Takeaway
- Roger Stiles (Andrew Dunn) is credited but doesn't appear.
- Stuart St Paul is credited as the Fight Arranger on this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Becky asks Michelle to join her and Sean on a night out in a bid to wind up Steve; a disillusioned Ken makes a decision about his book; and Joe tries to reunite Tina and David.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,280,000 viewers (2nd place).
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