Alf lays on wine for the grand opening. Miss Weatherfield is too ill to open the shop. Bet opens the mini-market as Miss Weatherfield 1957. Sam Tindall asks Phyllis to go on the bowling club outing with him. She tells him she'll go with him if he beats Percy at bowls. Alf gets drunk and proposes to Rita. She tells him to leave it until he's sober.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- George Wardle - Ron Davies
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- TV Times synopsis: A quick decision by Bet Lynch rescues an old friend's ambition, but Betty Turpin's return to work creates problems. Alf Roberts opens his new mini-market.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,450,000 viewers (2nd place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1980-1989, released on 31st October 2005.
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