Emily tries to stop Mike sacking Vera as she's worked for him for eleven and a half years. Alan sets up Bradley's Securities Limited in the Yard. Sandra Stubbs is late for her first day at work as she has to see her son Jason settled at his new school. Mike tells Vera he's not satisfied with her work and sacks her. Vera is upset and threatens to fight to get her job back. She doesn't understand why she's been sacked and breaks down. Jack comforts her and agrees to talk to Mike. Alan pesters Rita, saying he needs the equipment for his new business so she gives him a cheque for £1,000, telling him it's a gift. She realises she's a mug. Mike tells Jack he sacked Vera because she shopped him to the Police. Vera swears to Jack she didn't but doesn't know how to clear her name. Alan offers Martin a job, Martin agrees to taking it. Ida hears about Vera being sacked - she feels awful and tells Ivy she shopped Mike.
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Ivy Tilsley - Lynne Perrie
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Sandra Stubbs - Sally Watts
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Baldwin's Casuals - Sewing room and office
- The Kabin
- Builder's Yard
- First appearance of Ida Clough since 13th January 1988.
- TV Times synopsis: Jack gets lumbered with a task that makes flying the dawn patrol look like a picnic. But there's good news for Martin when his job prospects take off.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,250,000 viewers (4th place).
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