Deirdre suffers bad atmosphere at work and is caught up in the row between Ken and Alf. Rita tells Mavis that she needs her and doesn't want her to leave The Kabin. Mavis feels humble. Deirdre makes Alf see she that had nothing to do with Ken's article. Rita stands by Mavis and tells Alan that The Kabin is her business and she doesn't want him to get involved in it. Jenny is upset at her party when Martin snubs her for Edwina Turner. Mavis is pleased that she's sorted things out with Rita. The local labour party asks Ken to contest the ward in the elections, opposing Alf.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Tracy Barlow - Holly Chamarette
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- Builder's Yard and office
- First appearance of Tracy Barlow since 15th October 1986.
- This episode was transmitted at 7.15pm in the regions covered by Scottish Television, Border Television and Grampian Television due to coverage of European football.
- TV Times synopsis: Deirdre is playing piggy in the middle of husband Ken and employer Alf. But Ken has a trump card up his sleeve that could make matters worse. Rita thinks it's time she got tough with stroppy Mavis.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 17,250,000 viewers (3rd place).
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