|ITV transmission date||8th September 1986 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Paul Abbott|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Producer||John G. Temple|
|Previous episode||3rd September 1986|
|Next episode||10th September 1986|
Sally misses Kevin whilst he's in Southampton. Gail refuses to have an abortion and tells Audrey she couldn't have Brian back knowing that he wanted her to kill her child. Audrey warns her that being a single parent is very hard. Mike discovers that Vera shouted at Susan in the factory. He asks Susan what it was about. When Gail tells him she won't have an abortion, Brian tells her that they have no option but to divorce. Susan doesn't want to cause trouble for Vera but Mike makes her tell him that she caught Vera skiving. She doesn't want the girls to think she's a troublemaker. Mike tells Vera that she's on a final warning - one more incident and she's sacked. Ivy lays into Gail, telling her that divorce is bad. She is stung when Gail tells her Brian wanted her to have an abortion.
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Sally Seddon - Sally Whittaker
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- The scenes in the park were filmed in St. John's Gardens in Manchester, just next to Granada Television's Quay Street studios. The same park has been used on innumerable locations in the programme's history, sometimes as the Red Rec.
- TV Times synopsis: Gail has to decide whether she keeps her husband or her baby.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,900,000 viewers (4th place).
|September 1986 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th • Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th|