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|ITV transmission date||20th May 1991 (Monday)|
|Story editor||Trevor Suthers|
|Story associates|| Elizabeth Malpas|
|Executive Producer||David Liddiment|
|Previous episode||17th May 1991|
|Next episode||22nd May 1991|
Mike is surprised to find Deirdre has applied for the job. Mavis is pleasantly surprised when the parsnips start working. Alf decides he will open the shop evenings and works out a rota. Audrey complains but Alf reminds her that he is the boss. Deirdre tells Mike that she's not after a handout but he tells her that he's glad she came to him. Steve helps Des out on the boat. He tells Steph he knows that he's not going to pass his re-sits. Derek confesses to Mavis that he slapped the cleaner's bottom at work.
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Ivy Brennan - Lynne Perrie
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Tracy Barlow - Dawn Acton
- Rita Fairclough - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Stephanie Barnes - Amelia Bullmore
- Gail Tilsley - Helen Worth
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and back garden
- Corner Shop - Shop and stockroom
- The Kabin
- The Ship
- TV Times synopsis: Has Mavis overdone the parsnips? Steve finds someone to listen to his tales of woe.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,899,000 viewers (2nd place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1990-1999, released on 5th September 2011.
|May 1991 episodes|
|Wed 1st • Fri 3rd • Mon 6th • Wed 8th • Fri 10th • Mon 13th • Wed 15th • Fri 17th
Mon 20th • Wed 22nd • Fri 24th • Mon 27th • Wed 29th • Fri 31st