|ITV transmission date||15th May 1978 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||10th May 1978|
|Next episode||17th May 1978|
Billy arrives. He contacts Joan Davies and tells her to come over from Derby. Annie is delighted to have both her children with her. She tells them she's worried that whoever takes over the brewery will throw her out. Ralph Curtis arrives and gives Hilda a scarf from Pennsylvania. Jim Conran phones and gives Ray and Len the hotel job. Betty puts Fred up for the night as Joan takes his room. Hilda is embarrassed when Stan falls asleep whilst Ralph is talking. Glenn Miller is on the radio so they start to jive.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Renee Roberts - Madge Hindle
- Ray Langton - Neville Buswell
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Living room
- First appearance of Billy Walker since 26th October 1977.
- Except for the final few seconds, the closing theme is replaced by the jitterbug music as Hilda Ogden and Ralph Curtis dance in front of a disbelieving Stan Ogden and Eddie Yeats.
- TV Times synopsis: Annie Walker's children, Billy and Joan, turn up because they're worried about her. How will Stan Ogden react when his wife Hilda's former boyfriend, an ex-G.I., arrives?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,557,000 viewers (4th place).
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