|ITV transmission date||10th December 1986 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Paul Abbott|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Producer||John G. Temple|
|Previous episode||8th December 1986|
|Next episode||15th December 1986|
Mike tells Cheryl Crossley her designs are too complicated. Susan calls the company "Hopscotch". She asks Ivy to look at the designs for her opinion. Rita hears that Jenny is keen on Martin and she's been entertaining him behind her back. Betty warns Bet that she thinks Alec has designs on the Rovers. Bet tells her that she knows Alec is only interested in her because she's a landlady but she enjoys going out with Alec - he's a laugh. Rita tells Jenny that she's welcome to have friends round but she'd like to know about them. Ivy advises Cheryl and Susan about the designs, she feels they would be easy to make if they're less complicated. Mike is annoyed that his objections are being ignored. Susan rows with him, telling him that she's sorting things out for herself. Martin calls on Jenny and apologises to her for upsetting her. They agree to start going out together. Alec takes Bet for a night out. He tells her that he hopes they have a future together. He is hurt when she tells him that she knows he's interested in her as she's a landlady. She is confused when he walks out in anger, telling her that he's fond of her as a woman.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Baldwin's Casuals - Loading bay
- Jim's Cafe
- 46b, St. Mary's Place - Living room and kitchen
- Last appearance of Alec Gilroy until 9th March 1987.
- TV Times synopsis: Mixed feelings for Bet Lynch about Alec Gilroy - and for Martin Platt about young Jenny Bradley.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,550,000 viewers (4th place).
|December 1986 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th
Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st