|ITV transmission date||17th August 1983 (Wednesday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Director||John Michael Phillips|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Previous episode||15th August 1983|
|Next episode||22nd August 1983|
Ivy returns to work to face her friends. Pamela Mitchell prints "Closure threat to youth clubs in secret Council report". Ken is pleased to see it in print but is worried about the Council reaction. Annie advises Bet to get some security from Des before moving in with him. Ken is delighted to hear that the Town Hall is in uproar. Edith Foster calls at the shop. Bet is surprised that she doesn't know who she is. Edith tells Bet that Des' mistress is married with two kids. Ken is summoned to the Town Hall. When Bet tackles Des he swears that she is the only woman in his life. She calls him a liar and finishes with him.
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Marion Willis - Veronica Doran
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Fred Gee - Fred Feast
- Annie Walker - Doris Speed
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Nicholas Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Community Centre - Office
- Flat 2, No. 5 Talgarth Avenue - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: Bet finds out there's more to Des Foster than meets the eye. Ken fights to stop the youth club from closing.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,750,000 viewers (2nd place).
Bet Lynch: "Father Christmas keeps letting me down when I ask for a wedding ring."
|August 1983 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th
Wed 17th • Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st