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|ITV transmission date||14th October 1987 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||12th October 1987|
|Next episode||19th October 1987|
Betty returns to the Rovers as a temporary measure to help Bet. Jenny annoys Alan by deciding to return to Paris. Alec is horrified to find Betty back in the Rovers. Bet antagonises him by getting Betty to look after him. Patrice Podevin phones Jenny and tells her that he's arriving to meet Alan. Deirdre leaves for Bournemouth but Ken refuses to wish her luck. Susan takes Tracy in whilst Deirdre's away. Betty tells Bet that she's not staying where she's not wanted. Bet orders Alec to be nice to Betty as they need her. Jenny is delighted when Patrice arrives. Alan finds it hard to be civil to him.
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Hilda Ogden - Jean Alexander
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Susan Baldwin - Wendy Jane Walker
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Tracy Barlow - Holly Chamarette
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and front bedroom
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- The Kabin
- TV Times synopsis: Betty goes back where angels fear to tread. Meanwhile, Rita is praying Alan receives a surprise guest without his threatened aggression!
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 15,300,000 viewers (4th place).
|October 1987 episodes|
|Mon 5th • Wed 7th • Mon 12th • Wed 14th • Mon 19th • Wed 21st • Mon 26th • Wed 28th|