Deirdre returns from Morocco. Vera is amazed to see how much Tommy has grown. She stays at Shirley Henderson's and Doreen lets her take Tommy out. Denise feels out of control of her body and is annoyed when everyone says how wonderful Deirdre looks with her tan. Vera tells Doreen that she's doing a great job, bringing Tommy up. Ken is thrown by Deirdre's good humour. Liz guesses correctly that she had a holiday romance. Vera panics when she discovers Lester Fontayne is also staying at Shirley's. Reg feels fed up trapped in the shop, having to serve boring customers. Ken feels Denise is feeling jealous and insecure of Deirdre so he tells her that they should live together. She is too tired to talk. Vera visits the bingo hall where Lester is caller. She is thrilled when Lester remembers her. He is keen to note she's alone in Blackpool and tells her that fate has brought them together.
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Reg Holdsworth - Ken Morley
- Maureen Holdsworth - Sherrie Hewson
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Denise Osbourne - Denise Black
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Tommy Duckworth - Darryl Edwards
- Doreen Horton - Annie Raitt
- Shirley Henderson - Shirley Stelfox
- Lester Fontayne - David Ross (Credited as "Lester Fonteyne")
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- Corner Shop
- The Kabin
- Blackpool - Promenade, exterior of the Hortons' house, Shirley Henderson's guesthouse and bingo hall
- First appearance of Tommy Duckworth since 24th December 1993.
- Mervyn Cumming handled the sequences in Blackpool while Brian Mills directed the remainder.
- TV Times synopsis: A name from the past causes Vera’s heart to flutter, while mention of Deirdre has an altogether different effect on Denise.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,960,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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