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|ITV transmission date||24th August 1988 (Wednesday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Previous episode||22nd August 1988|
|Next episode||29th August 1988|
Curly enjoys having Lucy Armitage around and allows her to treat him like her own slave. Bet is upset when a little boy claims Rover as his lost dog Prince. Alec comforts Bet as she realises Tommy Ferguson is his rightful owner. Mavis gets a job interview at Barkers' stationery firm. She feels certain it's going to be the start of her new life. Alec secretly pays the lad £10 for posing as Rover's owner and to take the dog away. Lucy and her friend dance to ghetto blasters at the flat. Curly thinks the music's great but Shirley thinks Lucy's taking over. Mavis dreads telling Rita she's leaving The Kabin.
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Mavis Riley - Thelma Barlow
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Shirley Armitage - Lisa Lewis
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Sandra Stubbs - Sally Watts
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Brian Tilsley - Christopher Quinten
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Alan Bradley - Mark Eden
- Lucy Armitage - Charmayne Golaub (Credited as "Charmaine Golaub")
- Tommy Ferguson - Peter Moore
- Chaz Ferguson - Rodney Litchfield
- Melanie Rigby - Natalie Thomson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room, hallway and yard
- Corner Shop
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room
- The Kabin
- Council estate
- TV Times synopsis: When artful Alec gets down to plotting and scheming, Bet has to come to terms with a bitter disappointment. Mavis’s spirits are raised when she receives a welcome invitation, but dampened when she thinks about the effects it could have on Rita.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 13,400,000 viewers (6th place).
|August 1988 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th
Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st