Derek is enthusiastic about buying The Kabin off Rita. Mavis isn't sure she'll want to sell. Kevin buys a double-buggy for Sally, she is thrilled. Mavis and Derek throw a dinner party for Rita. Ken refuses to let his back stop him teaching. Alma receives the cafe valuation and is upset as it is so low. She realises that after buying Gail out and solicitor's fees she'll have nothing left. She suggests to Gail that she could move out and leave Gail to run the business. Gail is furious that Alma would let her look after the place single-handed. The Wiltons try to broach the subject of retirement to Rita but she shocks them by telling them they should retire. Rita is outraged at Derek's suggestion of his buying The Kabin.


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  • On the day that this episode was broadcast David Plowright, the greatly-admired Chairman of Granada Television, was sacked from his post by the newly appointed chairman of the Granada group Gerry Robinson. His dismissal caused an outcry in the television and entertainment industry (with John Cleese famously faxing Robinson a letter which told him to "f*** off out of it you ignorant upstart caterer"). As a gesture of solidarity Granada staff transmitted all of their programmes that evening with amended credits which showed Plowright as Producer. Coronation Street was no exception and therefore for this episode, in name only, Plowright replaced Carolyn Reynolds in that role.
  • TV Times synopsis: Will Rita agree to retire and sell the Kabin? Alma Sedgewick announces new plans for the future of the café.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 20,350,000 viewers (3rd place).
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