|ITV transmission date||1st July 1974 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Designer||Ed Buziak (Uncredited)|
|Previous episode||26th June 1974|
|Next episode||3rd July 1974|
Two soldiers, Steve Baker and Martin Downes wander round the area looking for a barmaid called Elizabeth. Gordon Clegg returns to Weatherfield to meet Ron Cooke. Annie worries how Lucille will react to Gordon's return. Mavis gives up her job after a row with the vet. Lucille beautifies herself in the hope of seeing Gordon. Maggie takes Mavis on at the shop. Martin leaves the Rovers after losing his nerve without talking to Betty or Bet but he does hear Betty's name being called. Alf tells Gordon that Ron was an alcoholic.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Lucille Hewitt - Jennifer Moss
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Gordon Clegg - Bill Kenwright
- Maggie Clegg - Irene Sutcliffe
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Jerry Booth - Graham Haberfield
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Steve Baker - Alan Igbon
- Martin Downes - Louis Selwyn
- Ron Cooke - Eric Lander
- Beverley - Sue Cornell
- Final appearance of Jennifer Moss as Lucille Hewitt. The character is credited on the next episode but does not appear. As the two episodes were recorded in the same studio session (spread over two days), this infers that the actress's sacking was sudden and took place between the recording of the two episodes.
- First appearance of Gordon Clegg since 9th April 1969.
- In an unusual move for the period, the Title sequence is curtailed and the programme caption appears over location shot of the "Pineapple" pub where Steve Baker is waiting for Martin Downes to appear after making enquiries about a barmaid called Elizabeth.
- TV Times synopsis: Who will tell Gordon Clegg the secret about his mother's new love?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 6,400,000 homes (3rd place).
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