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|ITV transmission date||23rd March 1983 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Peter Tonkinson|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Previous episode||21st March 1983|
|Next episode||28th March 1983|
Gail encourages Brian to get a bank loan to buy Ron Sykes out. The Faircloughs visit Sharon in Sheffield on her eighteenth birthday. Fred shows Maureen Slater the Rovers, telling her that he's the pub's manager. Mrs Lowther calls on Hilda, she is out so Stan - in his string vest - invites the Lowthers to wait. Stan and Doctor Lowther discover they were in the Western Desert together. The bank agrees to give Brian a loan. Ron toasts the future with him. Hilda is horrified to find the Lowthers waiting in No.13 as it looks a tip. Maureen gets Fred to drive her back to Warrington where she refuses to let him into her flat. The car runs out of petrol and he is stuck.
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Nicholas Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Stan Ogden - Bernard Youens
- Eddie Yeats - Geoffrey Hughes
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Len Fairclough - Peter Adamson
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Elsie Tanner - Patricia Phoenix
- Marion Willis - Veronica Doran
- Ron Sykes - Bobby Knutt
- Maureen Slater - Carol Kaye
- Mrs Lowther - June Broughton
- Mr Lowther - David Scase
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- 5 Buxton Close - Living room and kitchen
- Sykes and Tilsley's Garage
- Unknown streets in Warrington
- TV Times synopsis: Fred Gee's new girlfriend is appraised by the regulars at the Rovers - what's the verdict? Will Brian Tilsley decide to go it alone at the garage, and can he raise a loan?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,900,000 viewers (1st place).
|March 1983 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|