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|ITV transmission date||18th March 1985 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Tom Elliott|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Producer||John G. Temple|
|Previous episode||13th March 1985|
|Next episode||20th March 1985|
Stella Rigby, Landlady of the White Swan, contacts Bet and invites her to join her circle of Lady Victuallers. Nicky is ill and has to be brought home from playgroup. Hilda hears about Bet's Uncle Ted. Vera volunteers Ivy to wash and iron the rugby team's kit for George Wardle. Hilda gets her own back on Bet by telling her that Ted will be around for a while. Nicky has chickenpox. Brian is surprised that Gail is returning to work. He tells her that she'll have to look after Nicky; he's got to be at the garage. Bet puts on airs when Stella calls. Gail returns to the cafe telling Brian that he'll have to look after Nicky. Stella invites Bet for a landladies' night out. An important customer, Mr Crompton, is annoyed when his van isn't repaired as Brian is at home.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Nicholas Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Connie Clayton - Susan Brown
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- George Wardle - Ron Davies
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Jim's Cafe
- Tilsley's Garage
- TV Times synopsis: Brian and Gail Tilsley clash over which of them should look after son Nicky. Bet Lynch sets out to impress a visitor, and ends up accepting an invitation.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,950,000 viewers (2nd place).
|March 1985 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|