Peter's furious with Ken for the way he's treating Deirdre. He calls him a coward so Ken sets off for his new life on Martha's boat. Ted watches him go. Tara winds Dev up saying how Justin's taken some nude pictures of her for an art installation which she's going to display at the Victoria Court flats. Eddie loads up with booze at the cash and carry and pays on Roy's account. Julie goes to visit Colin in hospital. She feels sorry for her dad and holds his hand. Ken arrives at the boat. Martha's pleased and relieved he's chosen her over Deirdre. Blanche and Deirdre arrive back from their trip around Southern Cemetery. Neither of them notices Ken's letter to Deirdre on the dresser. Over lunch it's obvious both Ken and Martha are nervous about the enormous step they're taking. Martha tells Ken about the friends she'd like him to meet. Under Gail's supervision, Darryl starts mowing the Windasses lawn but the mower breaks down. Eddie lies to Anna saying the booze was a gift from a satisfied customer. At the last minute Ken realises he can't give up the life that he knows and scrambles off the boat. Martha sets off not realising Ken has abandoned her. Eventually she turns and sees Ken on the canal bridge. Ken watches her go with a heavy heart wondering if he's made the wrong choice.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Jason Grimshaw - Ryan Thomas
- Eddie Windass - Steve Huison
- Anna Windass - Debbie Rush
- Julie Carp - Katy Cavanagh
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Darryl Morton - Jonny Dixon
- Simon Barlow - Alex Bain
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Poppy Morales - Sophiya Haque
- Ted Page - Michael Byrne
- Dev Alahan - Jimmi Harkishin
- Tara Mandal - Ayesha Dharker
- Umed Alahan - Harish Patel
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Street Cars
- Weatherfield Canal
- Martha Fraser's boat - Interior
- Weatherfield General - Ward
- Price Co Cash and Carry
- The Security Guard at Price Co is uncredited, despite having a line of dialogue.
- TV Times synopsis: Despite Peter's condemnation, Ken leaves to start his new life with Martha; Eddie goes on a shopping spree with Roy's credit card; and Julie cannot help feeling compassion for Colin.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,750,000 viewers (2nd place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 2000-2009, released on 31st October 2011.
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