Brian contacts Gail on her birthday and tells her that he wants to see Nicky. He accuses her of having another man and refuses to chase after her. Cliff Farmer tells Bet that the Rovers have been drawn against the White Swan, Stella Rigby's pub. Brian plans to enjoy his freedom. Terry tries to show Jack that the car is a deathtrap to knock him down on the price but Jack tells him it's too dangerous to sell to him. Ivy asks Gail to come home before the rift gets too big. Jack gets £525 off Terry for the car. Audrey discovers Gail and Nicky are festering in a bedsit and she rows with Brian. Jack discovers Terry is using the car for removals.
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Audrey Potter - Sue Nicholls
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and select
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Jim's Cafe
- Stephen Mallatratt, who appeared in the programme as Peter Hockley in 1979 and Geoff Moffatt in 1982, makes his writing debut on the show.
- TV Times synopsis: Brian and Gail Tilsley get together for the first time since they split up. The Rovers' Mastermind Team get a shock when they learn just who they have been drawn up against in the Brainiest Pub competition.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,518,000 viewers (1st place).
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