Curly tells the Duckworths he won't try to save his engagement; he's sick of having to contend with Kimberley's parents. Ken invites Tracy to spend New Year with him. Deirdre agrees. At the café, Alma tells Martin about her split from Mike. Phil also invites Tracy to Paris but she chooses to stay with Ken. Sally's mother visits her in hospital. She and Gail enjoy being in adjacent beds. Martin tells Audrey about Alma and Mike. Audrey tries to convince Alma that she's better off without Mike but she's still in love with him. Kimberley's parents come to the Duckworths' house for tea to make up. They tell them that they want him to marry their daughter straight away. Curly's horrified. Audrey takes Alma in for a few days. Tracy decides not to tell Ken about Deirdre's trip to Paris and hopes he doesn't ask. Ken tells Bet that he has strong hopes of getting back together with Deirdre at New Year.
- Alma Sedgewick - Amanda Barrie
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Tracy Barlow - Dawn Acton
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Phyllis Pearce - Jill Summers
- Phil Jennings - Tommy Boyle
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Nicky Tilsley - Warren Jackson
- Sarah Louise Tilsley - Lynsay King
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Kimberley Taylor - Suzanne Hall
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- David Tilsley - Thomas Ormson (Credited as "Baby Tilsley")
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge (Credited as "Baby Webster")
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- 5 Grasmere Drive - Living room and hallway
- Weatherfield General - Chamberlain ward
- Last appearance of Nicky Tilsley until 25th March 1991.
- Last appearance of Sarah Louise Tilsley until 25th March 1991.
- The Granada Plus repeat of this episode on 19th November 2002 was edited down for timing reasons and omitted the opening 1'19" of the first Rovers scene in which Curly Watts celebrates being free of the Taylors.
- TV Times synopsis: Derek has landed his biggest contract yet, but while it might save his job, it could wreck his marriage. Alf, meanwhile, finds his much sought-after tranquility shattered.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,160,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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