Bet refuses to work on her day off. Annie tells Fred that he'll have to cope on his own. Blanche writes to Deirdre offering the family a holiday. Ken tells Deirdre he hasn't got the time. Annie persuades Bet to work, telling her that she doesn't have to talk to Fred. The customers leave the pub because of the icy atmosphere. Deirdre feels bored with Ken and, telling him she's seeing a girlfriend, calls on Mike. He tells her that she needs him as he's not reliable or steady. She feels frightened of her feelings for him. Annie summons Betty, Bet and Fred and tells them if they don't cheer up, she'll sack them all. To get away from Mike for a bit, Deirdre decides to visit Blanche.
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Albert Tatlock - Jack Howarth
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Tracy Langton - Christabel Finch
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- 46b, St. Mary's Place - Living room and kitchen
- TV Times synopsis: Mike Baldwin and Deirdre realise their feelings for each other are still strong - and she senses the danger in this. Panic for Annie Walker as he customers drift away.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,250,000 viewers (1st place).
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