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|ITV transmission date||5th September 1977 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Director||Tristan de Vere Cole|
|Previous episode||31st August 1977|
|Next episode||7th September 1977|
Ken returns home with torn ligaments. Annie is annoyed that Betty shows no sign of returning to the Rovers. She interviews mousy Dawn Perks for the job and takes her on. The mountain rescue team praise Peter for his level-headedness. Annie's new carpet is laid. She gladly pays £71 for it. Ken decides to ask Peter if he'd like to return permanently. Dawn turns up for work transformed in a low-cut dress. Bet is put out.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Elsie Howard - Patricia Phoenix
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Renee Bradshaw - Madge Hindle
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ernest Bishop - Stephen Hancock
- Peter Barlow - Joseph McKenna (Credited as "Joe McKenna")
- Dawn Perks - Jeanette Wild
- Jim Hinton - Ken Kitson
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- TV Times synopsis: Rovers Return landlady Annie Walker takes on a new barmaid who causes a stir all round. Ken Barlow makes a decision about son Peter's future.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,820,000 viewers (13th place).
|September 1977 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|