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|ITV transmission date||1st August 1994 (Monday)|
|Story associates|| Gillian Creswell|
|Executive Producer||Carolyn Reynolds|
|Previous episode||29th July 1994|
|Next episode||3rd August 1994|
Mavis is furious when Derek cancels a picnic to have a meeting with Angela. Deirdre is thrilled to receive a passionate letter from Samir Rachid. Alf shows Maureen the ropes at the Cash and Carry. Bet tells Charlie about her baby and Martin Downes' death to explain why she watches over Vicky. Mike gets Charlie's translation verified and buys two tickets for Spain. Alma is delighted but Gail is fed up at the prospect of running the cafe alone. A man called Sean Skinner hunts for Des. Steve stalls him fearing he's one of Alex's heavies. Liz advises Deirdre not to let a holiday romance run her life but Deirdre refuses to listen, asserting that she and Samir had something special. To prove to herself that Samir isn't just after her money she phones him but is told he isn't available. Gail and Alma rope Audrey into helping at the cafe. Derek is bitter when Angela makes him mow her three-and-a-half acre lawn. Mavis is furious and accuses him of being in slavery. She storms off and joins Emily at her art class. Vicky flirts with Jon Welch to upset Steve. Deirdre is thrilled when Samir phones back, telling her how much he's missing her.
- Derek Wilton - Peter Baldwin
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Vicky Arden - Chloe Newsome
- Maureen Holdsworth - Sherrie Hewson
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Betty Turpin - Betty Driver
- Charlie Whelan - John St. Ryan
- Bet Gilroy - Julie Goodyear
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Sean Skinner - Terence Hillyer
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop - Shop and stockroom
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- First appearance of Sean Skinner.
- TV Times synopsis: Who is the stranger looking for Des?
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,830,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
|August 1994 episodes|
|Mon 1st • Wed 3rd • Fri 5th • Mon 8th • Wed 10th • Fri 12th • Mon 15th
Wed 17th • Fri 19th • Mon 22nd • Wed 24th • Fri 26th • Mon 29th • Wed 31st