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|ITV transmission date||24th May 1996 (Friday)|
|Story editor||Paul Marquess|
|Story associates|| Gillian Creswell|
|Previous episode||22nd May 1996|
|Next episode||27th May 1996|
The McDonalds prepare to go to court. Jamie is sceptical when Tricia explains she may have a job by the time he returns from school. Rita explains to Kelly that she had no luck with Fred in getting Ashley's job back. Malcolm Fox gives evidence against Steve, and Vicky admits it was Steve's idea to give Fox the money. Mike interviews Tricia in the cafe and finally offers her a job so she can pay him his rent. Steve gives evidence declaring he had no knowledge of Vicky seeing Fox. Claire turns up unexpectedly to see Des and Fred reinstates Ashley. Judge Parrish passes sentence on Malcolm Fox, Steve and Vicky. Fox gets an extra twelve months on his sentence, Vicky a twelve month suspended sentence and Steve is sent to jail for two years.
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Tricia Armstrong - Tracy Brabin
- Jamie Armstrong - Joseph Gilgun
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Vicky McDonald - Chloe Newsome
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Kelly Thomson - Sarah Moffett
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Billy Williams - Frank Mills
- Raquel Watts - Sarah Lancashire
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Claire Palmer - Maggie Norris
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Nick Wilding - Mark Lindley
- Malcolm Fox - Glyn Pritchard
- Mr Massey - Nicholas Pritchard
- Mrs Hall - Jane Booker
- Judge Parrish - William Lucas
- Clerk of the Court - Simon Molloy
- Jury Foreman - Steven Hillman
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Jim's Cafe
- 5 Crimea Street - Tricia's flat
- Weatherfield Crown Court - Corridor and court No. 1
- TV Times synopsis: It's D-day for Steve McDonald. Will Vicky step in to save her wayward husband?
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,550,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1990-1999, released on 5th September 2011.
|May 1996 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