|ITV transmission date||17th May 1978 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Script editor||Leslie Duxbury|
|Previous episode||15th May 1978|
|Next episode||22nd May 1978|
Betty enjoys having Fred to boss around at home. Joan feels Annie seems fine enough. She refuses to believe the brewery will throw her out. Billy tells Joan that Annie will have to live with her but Joan doesn't want her. Ralph Curtis takes the Ogdens out to celebrate Stan's birthday. Inspector Gorman of the police tells Annie she is responsible for the after-hours drinking even though she was absent at the time but lets her off with a warning. Billy realises the responsibility of the Rovers is too much for Annie. Joan tells Annie she's welcome to live with her. She is relieved when Annie tells her she couldn't live with her; they wouldn't get on. Ralph wears the Ogdens out sightseeing. Hilda can't help thinking how things might have been. Joan returns to Derby. Len tells Billy there is a way for Annie to stay in the pub and that is if Billy were the landlord.
- 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
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Living room
- William Tarmey appears as an extra in scenes in the Rovers, over a year before making his debut as Jack Duckworth.
- TV Times synopsis: Billy and Joan quarrel over their mother Annie's future - but will they find a solution? It's Stan Ogden's birthday, and he and his wife Hilda are taken out to celebrate by her old sweetheart…
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,606,000 viewers (3rd place).
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 5th August 1997 was edited down for timing reasons and the following cuts were made: from Part One, 25" from the end of the scene in the Corner Shop after Deirdre Langton exits, and from Part Two, 19" from the start of the scene where the Ogdens arrive home and Hilda makes Stan put the kettle on, 7" from the end of the scene at No.13 after Ralph Curtis leaves, and 23" from the middle of the Rovers scene where Albert Tatlock talks about Joan Walker that was.
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