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|ITV transmission date||11th April 1988 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||6th April 1988|
|Next episode||13th April 1988|
Alan asks Rita to lend him £6,000. She feels he should find out more about the business before he puts money into it. He refuses to wait and is annoyed by her attitude. Shirley celebrates her birthday. She tells Curly she doesn't want to lose the flat as she feels warm and happy with him. Alf misses Audrey and starts to drink for companionship. He feels that Audrey doesn't care about him. He isn't sure if she's coming home at all. Alan tells Rita that if he can't go into business he'll go to work abroad again. Jenny urges Rita to have faith in Alan and lend him the money he needs. Emily gets at Alf over this threat to evict Curly and Shirley. He has enough of the aggro and agrees to them staying. Rita tells Alan she'll lend him the money to stop him leaving.
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Gloria Todd - Sue Jenkins
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room and kitchen
- TV Times synopsis: Alan Bradley needs some money to build up a new career business, but Rita - who is holding the purse strings - isn’t impressed by his prospects. And Curly and Shirley are learning to cope with the fact that what they do with their private lives isn't their own affair.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 14,800,000 viewers (3rd place).
|April 1988 episodes|
|Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th|