David puts pressure on Joe to give him his job back now he's got a big kitchen contract but Joe's unsure. David's annoyed. Leanne tells Janice she's accepted the restaurant manager's job in Leeds as she's got to get away from Peter. Janice is upset. Joe's worried that he's no money to buy materials to start the kitchen job. Gail tries to give Joe a cheque to tide him over but Joe's too proud to accept it and throws it back in her face. Gail's hurt. Becky tells Steve she's not going to have a hen night as she doesn't trust herself so she's planning a quiet night in with Roy and Hayley. Tina admits to Gail she loves David to bits but he infuriates her. Gail feels the same about Joe. Leanne calls in the bookies demanding her wages. Peter begs her not to leave but Leanne's made up her mind. Dev's Uncle Umed arrives from Mumbai. Dev introduces him to Amber and Tara. Peter gets Simon to beg Leanne to stay. Leanne's annoyed that Peter could use his own son like that. She says a tearful goodbye and leaves. Joe meets Len at the lock-up and tells him the deal's still on as he's found the money. As they shake hands David walks in and demands to know what's going on.
- David Platt - Jack P. Shepherd
- Joe McIntyre - Reece Dinsdale
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Simon Barlow - Alex Bain
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Tina McIntyre - Michelle Keegan
- Michelle Connor - Kym Marsh
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Becky Granger - Katherine Kelly
- Dev Alahan - Jimmi Harkishin
- Lloyd Mullaney - Craig Charles
- Amber Kalirai - Nikki Patel
- Tara Mandal - Ayesha Dharker
- Umed Alahan - Harish Patel
- Hayley Cropper - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Rosamund Street
- Barlow's Bookies
- 9a Rosamund Street - Living room/kitchen
- Roy's Rolls
- Joe McIntyre's lock-up
- Martha Fraser's boat - Interior
- First appearance of Umed Alahan.
- Last appearance of Leanne Battersby until 11th September 2009 as Jane Danson took her second maternity leave.
- TV Times synopsis: Joe is too proud to accept Gail's financial help and decides to resurrect his deal with Len; Leanne resists emotional blackmail and leaves for Leeds; and Liz gives Anna a job.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,500,000 viewers (2nd place).
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