Deirdre isn't sure what Ken wants from her. Bert hears that Aspinall's are taking men on. Ken tells Deirdre that he'd like to end their open relationship and become unofficially engaged. Bert is too late at Aspinall's to get a job. He wishes that Len had told him about it earlier. Hilda is the only one not at odds with Gordon Lewis. He thinks business is slack and suggests hotpot suppers during the evenings, but with no extra staff to prepare it though. Emily is pleased that Ken has proposed to Deirdre. She pushes Deirdre to accept. Deirdre feels confused about her feelings. Elsie is pleased to discover that Wally Randle is divorced. She fishes for him to invite her out. Emily tells Mike that Deirdre is emotionally confused and asks him to stay away from her for a while.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Deirdre Langton - Anne Kirkbride
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Bert Tilsley - Peter Dudley
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Sandra Webb - Shelagh Stephenson
- Wally Randle - Mark Eden
- Gordon Lewis - David Daker
- Delivery Man - Bernard Wrigley
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Jim's Cafe
- Mark Eden makes a pre-Alan Bradley appearance as Wally Randle.
- TV Times synopsis: Deirdre Langton receives a proposition from Ken Barlow, and her other admirer, Mike Baldwin, gets a "hands-off" warning from a surprising source. Elsie Tanner is attracted to a new customer at the Caff, and finds out a few things about his background.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,750,000 viewers (1st place).
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