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|ITV transmission date||17th August 1987 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Executive Producer||Bill Podmore|
|Producer||John G. Temple|
|Previous episode||12th August 1987|
|Next episode||19th August 1987|
Martin wins £250 on a scratchcard but he refuses to save the money. Emily introduces Deirdre to Jean Meredith whose son Sean has Retinopathy of Pre-maturity and unless he's treated he will lose his sight for good. He can only have treatment in America and Emily and the Friends of Weatherfield Hospital have launched an appeal. Emily asks Deirdre for the Council's help. Bet and Alec return to the Rovers, engaged. Bet has to put on a brave face. The regulars are stunned. Martin decides to put his savings towards his winnings and buy a car. Bet isn't happy to see Margo Richardson behind the bar instead of Betty. She tells Alec that she wants a proper wedding, in church.
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Bet Lynch - Julie Goodyear
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Jim's Cafe
- Manchester Airport - Exterior
- TV Times synopsis: There's a surprise in store for all at the Rovers when an old face turns up with a new image.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,400,000 viewers (4th place).
|August 1987 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th • Mon 31st|