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|ITV transmission date||1st May 1989 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Tom Elliott|
|Executive Producer||David Liddiment|
|Previous episode||26th April 1989|
|Next episode||3rd May 1989|
Betty tries to get in contact with Bet but in vain as Alec returns three weeks early. Betty tells him that Bet has gone to the cinema. Gail is upset that Nicky continues to think Brian is still alive. She feels that he's becoming a handful. Derek tries to contact DP at home. He tells DP that he'd love to work in dispatch but DP refuses to take him back. Bet and Paul Rigby return at midnight. Bet is thrilled to see Alec but he thinks that she's been unfaithful and throws Paul out. She swears nothing happened. Nicky thinks Gail is responsible for Brian's absence and attacks her. She tells him that Brian is never returning and begs him to love her. Alf demands his £80 rent from Curly. Gail finds Nicky has disappeared from the house.
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Tina Fowler - Michelle Holmes
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Nicky Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Sarah Louise Tilsley - Lynsay King
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- The Kabin flat - Living room/kitchen
- 33 Hammond Road - Living room, kitchen, hallway and Nicky's bedroom
- TV Times synopsis: Panic sets in at the Rovers, as Betty organises a search party to forewarn Bet of Alec’s surprise return from the Middle East. And Derek’s world is in ruins, but what is Mavis going to say when she finds out?
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,030,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
|May 1989 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Mon 15th • Wed 17th • Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st|