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|ITV transmission date||12th March 1984 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Esther Rose|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Previous episode||7th March 1984|
|Next episode||14th March 1984|
Rita hires Dick Lewis to decorate Mavis' flat. Arthur Whittaker asks Ivy to accompany him to the bowling club dance. Billy is annoyed as the regulars boycott the Rovers. Ivy tells Arthur it wouldn't feel right going out with him and refuses. Rita gives Mavis her first driving lesson. She is reluctant but Rita forces her behind the driver's seat. Mavis is a nervous wreck after the lesson. She tries to get out of the deal but Dick has already started the redecorating.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Nicky Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Billy Walker - Kenneth Farrington
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen
- TV Times synopsis: It's bad news for Billy Walker when the Rovers has more staff than customers. Mavis Riley gets her first driving lesson from Rita Fairclough - will it be her last?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,760,000 viewers (4th place).
|March 1984 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|