Don assures Ivy that he doesn't want Harry Slinger's dog Lucky for gambling. She is adamant that it must go. Alec wants Bet to move out as she refuses to leave her home. Gail is upset by Alma's attitude, wanting to get rid of the old, poor customers. Don plans to race Lucky. He offers Alf a half-share but Alf refuses. Ivy is horrified when the dog chews a hole in her new sofa. She throws it out. Lucky disappears. Don searches for her. Phyllis is pleased when Sam calls at the cafe. Alma puts Christine Carter and Phyllis on part-time as they're over-staffed. Gail walks out when Alma keeps putting her down. Alec is annoyed when Bet refuses to wash and iron his clothes or cook his food. Harry Slinger turns up to pay Don the £40. Don refuses to give Lucky back, telling Ivy that she'll be a gold mine. Alec decides to get a housekeeper.
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Alma Sedgewick - Amanda Barrie
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Tina Fowler - Michelle Holmes
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Jenny Bradley - Sally Ann Matthews
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Christine Carter - Tara Moran
- Harry Slinger - Bernard Latham
- Sam Tindall - Tom Mennard
- Lucky - Ballyclough Girl (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street exterior - Main street view and ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and yard
- Corner Shop
- Viaduct Street
- Jim's Cafe
- Final appearance of Tom Mennard as Sam Tindall.
- TV Times synopsis: Ivy’s worried that Don’s new four-legged friend could lead him into wicked ways. And Alec’s putting pressure on Bet to move out of the Rovers.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,870,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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