|ITV transmission date||29th October 1980 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Previous episode||27th October 1980|
|Next episode||3rd November 1980|
Gail can't stop crying as she fears Brian won't be able to get another job. She blames Audrey and tells her to leave the house. She calls Audrey selfish and says she's ruined their lives. Annie finds her sideboard has been scratched. Len repairs Emily's door. Annie assumes Hilda made the scratch but Bet tells her it was Fred. Brian searches for work but no one will employ him without a reference. Emily allows Arnold to believe Len weakened and repaired the door without being asked. Ivy tells Ron Sykes that he sacked Brian illegally and threatens him with a tribunal. Ron tells her to get lost. Fred tells Annie the sideboard door was an accident, she tells him to pay for a French polisher to mend the scratch. Audrey finds a flat and leaves the Tilsleys' house. Gail apologises to her for shouting at her. Arnold makes a big deal about paying Len not knowing Emily has already paid him. He is furious when Len tears his cheque up. He is furious that Emily went behind his back. Ivy offers the Tilsleys her £200 savings if they need it. PC Maskall catches Martin and Karen at the Builder's Yard at night. Len is called for and clears the matter up but Karen gives her surname as "Smith".
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Audrey Potter - Sue Nicholls
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Arnold Swain - George Waring
- Emily Swain - Eileen Derbyshire
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Martin Cheveski - Jonathan Caplan
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Ron Sykes - Bobby Knutt
- Karen Oldfield - Sally Jane Jackson
- PC Maskall - Joe Cook (Credited as "PC Maskell")
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Viaduct Garage
- Builder's Yard and office
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room
- Tony Newall (Peter Wallis) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Martin Cheveski and Karen Oldfield are surprised in their love nest - by the police. There's trouble, too, for Fred Gee - from Annie Walker.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,900,000 viewers (2nd place).
|October 1980 episodes|
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