The Faircloughs love having Sharon back. Sharon refuses to return to the Boltons - her former foster family. Ken wants to spend the Bank Holiday reading but the rest of the family demand a day out. Sharon begs Don Worthington to let her stay with the Faircloughs; the Boltons are too posh for her and she feels out of place there. Worthington feels that she needs a long-term home. Eddie makes a book on the date of the Royal birth. Bet's new landlord tells her to vacate her flat whilst he has the roof repaired. The Barlows have a peaceful picnic. Len and Rita decide to apply to have Sharon permanently. Bet asks Alf to rent her the Corner Shop flat for a couple of weeks but he refuses. Ken tells Deirdre that he would like another child. They decide to try for one.
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Sharon Gaskell - Tracie Bennett
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Builder's Yard - Office
- Lakeside picnic area
- First appearance of Tracy Langton since 23rd December 1981.
- Brian Capron makes one of several appearances as Donald Worthington, several years before appearing in his better-known role of Richard Hillman.
- TV Times synopsis: Homeless Bet Lynch asks Alf Roberts for lodgings. Ken and Deirdre Barlow take daughter Tracy and Ken's Uncle Albert on a Bank Holiday picnic.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 11,200,000 viewers (4th place).
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