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|ITV transmission date||24th April 1989 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Executive Producer||David Liddiment|
|Previous episode||19th April 1989|
|Next episode||26th April 1989|
Alma moves builders into the cafe flat. Rita and Mavis are cool towards each other. Stella Rigby tries to find out how Bet is coping. Bet tells her that Paul has been looking after her but doesn't tell her about their nights out. Stella invites her out for a girls' night. Mavis accuses Rita of being snide and small-minded over her move. At the office, Ray Griffiths tells Derek his blood pressure and heart rates are too high. Ray is worried about his ability to cope with stress. Alma tells Gail that she's having to sell her house because of her divorce and is moving into the flat over the cafe. She is going to work at the cafe and sack Phyllis. Derek is moved from sales to despatch and is furious. He refuses to take the insult lying down.
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Tina Fowler - Michelle Holmes
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Alma Sedgewick - Amanda Barrie
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Christine Carter - Tara Moran
- Stan Taylor - Johnny Allan
- Ray Griffiths - James Smith
- Paul Rigby - James Tomlinson
- Stella Rigby - Vivienne Ross
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- The Kabin
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen
- Jim's Cafe
- Barkers - Office
- First appearance of Alma Sedgewick since 16th November 1988; from this episode onwards, Alma was a regular character.
- TV Times synopsis: Derek’s concern for his own image is driving a wedge between Mavis and Rita. But Mavis refuses to believe she and Derek are setting their sights too high. And Bet tries to make out she's got nothing to hide, while Betty warns that she could be heading for trouble.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,230,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
|April 1989 episodes|
|Mon 3rd • Wed 5th • Mon 10th • Wed 12th • Mon 17th • Wed 19th • Mon 24th • Wed 26th|