John lies to Brian telling him how he witnessed a murder and in order to protect his identity calls himself "John Stape". Brian promises his secret is safe with him. Molly's furious with Jack and Tyrone for sneaking off to a lap-dancing club. Fiz is horrified to find Brian at No.5 and even more so to discover that John's fed him a pack of lies about witnessing a murder. Katy's thrilled when Chesney gives her a watch as a present. Brian leaves and Fiz turns on John, fed up with his constant lies. Julie drops her shopping bag and Brian helps her pick everything up. There's an instant frisson between them especially when they discover they share a love of Neil Diamond. Graeme confides in David that he thinks Tina's having second thoughts about moving in with him. Owen grabs Chesney by the throat and warns him that he'd better not hurt Katy. Tyrone breaks the news to Molly that Jack's dying of cancer. Molly's devastated. John and Fiz are flabbergasted to see Brian and Julie enjoying a drink together. Molly hugs Jack and Tyrone apologises for breaking his promise. Jack's understanding but insists they mustn't tell anyone else. Worried that he'll end up back in prison if the truth ever comes out, John tells Fiz they have to break up Brian and Julie.
- Chesney Battersby-Brown - Sam Aston
- Katy Armstrong - Georgia May Foote
- John Stape - Graeme Hawley
- Fiz Stape - Jennie McAlpine
- Tyrone Dobbs - Alan Halsall
- Molly Dobbs - Vicky Binns
- Owen Armstrong - Ian Puleston-Davies
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- David Platt - Jack P. Shepherd
- Graeme Proctor - Craig Gazey
- Brian Packham - Peter Gunn
- Tina McIntyre - Michelle Keegan
- Julie Carp - Katy Cavanagh
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room and kitchen
- Rosamund Street
- Victoria Street
- Prima Doner
- Roy's Rolls
- Mark Lisbon was credited as the Stunt Co-Ordinator on this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: John spins an elaborate lie to keep Brian quiet, and is horrified to discover Julie cosying up to his ex-colleague in the Rovers; and Jack decides the time has come to tell Molly the truth.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 9,410,000 viewers (7th place).
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