|ITV transmission date||30th July 1986 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Producer||John G. Temple|
|Previous episode||28th July 1986|
|Next episode||4th August 1986|
Hilda decides to have her hair coloured the same tone as Rita's. Audrey urges Gail to convince herself the baby is Brian's. Gail becomes run down and collapses in the cafe. Audrey colours Hilda's hair. Brian is worried about Gail's health. She tells him she's pregnant and he is delighted. She tells him she's not happy about the baby. Martin makes Jenny see that she should accept Rita and go on holiday; it would be a laugh. Audrey visits Gail and is longer than she thought - as a result the dye is left on Hilda's hair for forty minutes more than necessary. Jenny agrees to go to Jersey. Alan is put out when Rita tells him she'll want a double bedroom - for Jenny and her. Hilda refuses to go to the party; her hair is now bright orange.
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Coronation Street exterior
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen, front room and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- Flat 3, 41 Ashdale Road - Living room/kitchen and communal hallway
- Hammond Road
- TV Times synopsis: A bombshell for Brian Tilsley, a shock for Hilda, and a surprise for Rita and Alan.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,300,000 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 1986 episodes|
|Wed 2nd • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Mon 14th • Wed 16th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Mon 28th • Wed 30th|