Elsie feels at home, back in the Street. She tells Len she's having a trial separation from Alan; she didn't like looking after him. Deirdre tells Ray she wants a cheque book. Len enjoys watching Rita and Elsie weigh each other up. The residents react as Elsie and Len drink in the Rovers. Elsie tells Ken she's looking for a job. Rita is jealous of her friendship with Len.
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Rita Littlewood - Barbara Mullaney
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Minnie Caldwell - Margot Bryant
- Tricia Hopkins - Kathy Jones
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- The Kabin
- 20 Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- Weatherfield Canal
- Final appearance of Margot Bryant as Minnie Caldwell. The actress's failing memory meant that she had to have the script placed in front of her on The Kabin counter and she is both seen to consult it several times and pick it up and walk out of the shop with it at the end of the scene.
- The scene of Ray and Deirdre Langton walking along Weatherfield Canal was recorded at the Rochdale Canal Tow Path, to the east of Deansgate, Manchester.
- TV Times synopsis: The regulars react to the return of an old friend…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,818,000 homes (3rd place). This was the most-watched episode since 18th February 1970.
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 2nd October 1996 was edited down for timing reasons, trimming the opening three scenes in 9 Coronation Street and the Rovers Return by 4", 5" and 11" respectively.
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