Audrey finds Alf in No.11 fighting for breath and calls an ambulance. He is rushed to hospital. Deirdre feels that she's caused Alf to have a heart attack and breaks down. Ken tells her that Alf must have been ill anyway. Rita supports Audrey at the hospital. Dr McLean tells Audrey that Alf has suffered a minor heart attack. Deirdre offers to help Audrey out at the shop. Audrey yells at her that she's got a nerve; she's hounded Alf out of office and into a hospital bed. Deirdre breaks down. The doctor tells Alf he has to change his lifestyle and take things easy.
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Terry Duckworth - Nigel Pivaro
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Tracy Barlow - Holly Chamarette
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Pete Jackson - Ian Mercer
- Tom Hopwood - Len Marten
- Ambulance Man - Colin Farrer
- Dr McLean - Sally Edwards
- Student Nurse - Nadja Zee
- Julian the Pianist - Robert Maxfield (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Rosamund Street
- Builder's Yard - Office
- Weatherfield General - Coronary care unit and corridors
- Ian Mercer makes one of several pre-Gary Mallett appearances as Pete Jackson.
- This episode features a rare use of incidental music in the programme for the scene where the residents watch as Alf Roberts is taken out of No.11 on a stretcher.
- TV Times synopsis: There's a crisis in the Street, and Deirdre has cause to regret that she ever contested the election. Why is Hilda afraid of the gossips?
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,250,000 viewers (3rd place).
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