Ken tries to explain to Betty why he didn't report Raymond Attwood before she was mugged. She doesn't understand him. Len realises that he has to replace the joists in No.7. Betty returns to the Rovers. She tells Annie that she might have to give up the Rovers because of the walk home at night. Fred agrees to drive her home in the Rover every night. Eddie buys Marion a diamond engagement ring. Mike falls for Marion's boss Maggie Dunlop at the engagement party. The McGregor brothers arrive from Liverpool to Eddie's delight. When the party-goers fail to leave the Rovers, Annie phones the Police. Elsie takes everyone back to No.11. The McGregors roll the piano into the Street to carry on the sing-song. The Police arrive and clear the premises.
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Marion Willis - Veronica Doran
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Frank Hurst - Dave Hill
- Cyril McGregor - Carl Chase
- Wesley McGregor - Tony Osoba
- Maggie Dunlop - Jill Kerman
- Pianist - Susan Rutherford
- Policeman - Joe Cook
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Builder's Yard
- First appearance of Maggie Dunlop.
- The characters of Cyril and Wesley McGregor made such an impression on writers Julian Roach and John Stevenson that Coronation Street 's third broadcast spin-off was created around them: The Brothers McGregor ran for three years and twenty-six episodes from 4th September 1985 to 24th August 1988, although the parts of Cyril and Wesley were played respectively by Philip Whitchurch and Paul Barber.
- This was the final episode of the programme to include location shots filmed on the frontage of the Grape Street set which had been in use since being built in brick in November 1969 although the ginnels were seen in Episode 2207 (26th May 1982). The set continued to be seen in the title sequence until Episode 2209 on 2nd June. In the following episode the last shot of the titles were changed to show the new set which also made its location filming debut in that episode.
- TV Times synopsis: A party at the Rovers Return spills out into the Street - and the police appear on the scene. Len Fairclough gets a warning from the building inspector for cutting corners on the new house.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,800,000 viewers (2nd place).
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