Fred enjoyed his evening, dancing with Sarah Ridley. He can't remember where he left the Rover though. Betty thinks it's a shame that Alec has to move on. Brian leaves for Qatar. Annie is furious about Fred's exhibition at the brewery dance. Gail refuses to sit around moping whilst Brian is away. Fred finds the Rover where he left it at the hotel. A space invader machine is delivered to the Rovers, ordered by Fred at the dance - Annie is livid. Fred can't remember ordering the machine. Alec can't afford the repairs for the van. The mechanic refuses to release the van until he's paid. Annie insists the space invader is removed. Fred discovers that he's also ordered a Rover Limo.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Nicholas Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- Corner Shop
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room and kitchen
- 37 Hillside Crescent - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: A Space Invader's machine invades the Rovers - but who ordered it? How will Gail Tilsley manage without husband Brian?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,350,000 viewers (3rd place).
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