Kevin lies to Sally saying the reason his picture isn't on the website is because he pulled out of the race after two miles. Sally believes him. Peter and Leanne excitedly discuss their plans for the new bar. Tony and Maria starting planning baby Liam's christening. Tony suggests they go out for dinner the night before until he realises it's the anniversary of Liam's death. Ken and Emily's joint birthday party takes place in the Rovers. Lloyd is the DJ. Lloyd asks Liz for a dance and tries to kiss her but she pushes him away. Lloyd feels humiliated. Norris sacks Sheila from The Kabin and for the first time Sheila is rendered speechless. Leanne asks Peter if running a bar is really the right thing for a recovering alcoholic, but Peter assures her that he'll be fine. Lloyd discovers he and Teresa like the same music. He invites her back to his flat. Kevin and Sally go for an anniversary drink in the Rovers. Sally tells Molly that she knows they didn't finish the race. Molly keeps schtum. Lloyd and Teresa get drunk on tequila and they kiss passionately. Ken finds out that Peter and Leanne are thinking of opening a bar. Ken, Deirdre and Blanche think it's a recipe for a disaster - an alcoholic and an arsonist. Peter's angry at their lack of confidence in him.
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Molly Dobbs - Vicky Binns
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Sophie Webster - Brooke Vincent
- Lloyd Mullaney - Craig Charles
- Teresa Bryant - Karen Henthorn
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Tyrone Dobbs - Alan Halsall
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Tony Gordon - Gray O'Brien
- Maria Connor - Samia Smith
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Coronation Street
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, hallway and yard
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- The Kabin
- Viaduct Street
- 15a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- Rita Sullivan (Barbara Knox) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Kevin is forced to think on his feet to explain why he is missing from the photos of the Glasgow run; and Peter's relatives are unable to share his enthusiasm for the new bar.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,390,000 viewers (5th place).
Blanche Hunt: "An alcoholic and an arsonist open a bar... It sounds like the start of a joke."
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