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|ITV transmission date||1st July 1985 (Monday)|
|Stories by|| Tom Elliott|
|Director|| Nicholas Ferguson|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Producer||John G. Temple|
|Previous episode||26th June 1985|
|Next episode||3rd July 1985|
Betty takes command of the Rovers whilst Bet holidays. In Blackpool, Mavis is embarrassed when men whistle at Bet. Rita finds herself caught in the middle of their bickering. Bet grows frustrated as she hasn't met any men. Barman Frank Mills makes her night by telling her a load of toy reps are checking into the hotel. Mavis goes to the zoo on her own. Bet and Rita ensnare a couple of reps. Mavis meets up with Norris Birchall who shares her taste in literature. Rita is embarrassed by the youthful age of her rep, Glenn Pritchard. Bet flirts heavily with hers - Wally Trainer. Norris turns out to be the reps' boss. Kevin and Michelle babysit with Nicky. Michelle worries that Kevin is getting too serious.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Wilf Starkey - Jim Bywater
- Michelle Robinson - Stephanie Tague
- Frank Mills - Nigel Gregory
- Wally Trainer - Gary Raymond
- Glenn Pritchard - Richard Piper
- Norris Birchall - David Ashton
- Rovers Return Inn - Public/Snug
- Baldwin's Casuals - Office
- Jim's Cafe
- 33 Hammond Road - Living room
- Blackpool - Promenade
- Unnamed hotel - Guest bedroom, lower bar and promenade lounge
- TV Times synopsis: Blackpool belles Bet Lynch, Rita Fairclough and Mavis Riley despair when their mini-break begins disappointingly. But are brighter developments on the horizon?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,950,000 viewers (3rd place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1980-1989, released on 31st October 2005.
|July 1985 episodes|
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