Mavis and Derek start jogging together. Curly locks himself in the flat. Audrey fears he may be suicidal. Bet misses Alec. Curly plays Shirley's tapes loud. Alf is annoyed as it drives customers off. Paul Rigby invites Bet to a nightclub, telling her that Alec asked him to keep an eye on her. Emily worries about Curly's state of mind and is upset when he doesn't answer the door to her. Percy volunteers to follow Curly's every movement to make sure he doesn't kill himself. He follows him in a supermarket and arouses suspicion by hiding in the aisles. Derek is furious to see Mavis exposing her thigh in The Kabin window. He is upset that she does menial tasks and shows him up. He tells her that he wants her to give The Kabin up when they move. Bet goes out on the town with Paul. Alf reveals that Curly owes him £60 rent.
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and hallway
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room and hallway/stairs
- Corner Shop
- Rosamund Street
- The Kabin
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen
- Unnamed supermarket
- A female dog-walker in the park, the supermarket manager, and a lad outside The Kabin are all uncredited, despite having lines of dialogue.
- TV Times synopsis: Derek’s in serious training for his health assessment, but Mavis is finding climbing up the executive ladder a very demanding business. And when lovelorn Curly locks himself away in his flat, Audrey is concerned he might do something drastic.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,670,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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