Gloria enjoys a night out with Mike. Bet warns her to be careful. Ivy thinks that Mike will reconsider sacking Ida and is shocked when he takes on a new supervisor Connie Parker who is experienced in curtain manufacturing. Connie starts to teach the girls how to make curtains up and Ivy is indignant to find she is now just a machinist. Vera hears that Alf accused Amy of shoplifting and tells him that he was wrong and threatens him with legal action. She accuses Sally of calling her mother a thief. Patrice Podevin tells Jenny that he can't trust her anymore and decides to return to France. She is distraught when he tells her that he can't marry someone who isn't faithful. Ida collects her cards and warns Mike that she intends to take him to a tribunal for unfair dismissal. Patric says goodbye to Jenny and takes his ring back.
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- Last appearance of Ida Clough until 4th May 1988.
- Last appearance of Audrey Roberts until 25th April 1988.
- TV Times synopsis: When Jenny Bradley's boyfriend Patric discovers that she's been lying to him, he's forced to make a decision about their future. And Ivy Tilsley finds 'someone sitting in her chair' when she turns up at the factory.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 16,150,000 viewers (4th place).
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