Maureen is upset to hear that Raquel has left Curly. Fred takes Rita to the stables to see Betty's Hot Shot. He is horrified when Jack turns up with Jamie, Gary and Don in tow. Fred tries to see them off, embarrassing Rita. Jack is taken with the idea of having his photograph taken on the horse for a Christmas card picture. Jamie makes a noise, startling the horse who bolts with Jack on top. The horse jumps a gate and pulls up, causing Jack to fall off. He is knocked unconscious. Maureen offers comfort to Curly. He tells her that he couldn't live with knowing Raquel didn't love him anymore. He hopes that Raquel can find someone to love one day. Fred and Rita go to hospital with Jack. Deirdre cooks Ken a meal. He tells her that his biggest mistake was losing her. They are drawn to each other and kiss passionately before she leads him into her bedroom. Kelly is horrified when Denise and Brian Dunkley turn up saying they're taking Daniel away. She phones Ken at Deirdre's flat but gets no answer. Brian wants Denise just to snatch Daniel but she is adamant she must see Ken and make him see that Daniel is legally hers. Maureen assures Curly that he will, eventually, get over Raquel. Vera is horrified to learn Jack is in hospital. Kelly pleads with Denise not to take Daniel and keeps phoning Deirdre's flat but no one answers.
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Maureen Holdsworth - Sherrie Hewson
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Sean Skinner - Terence Hillyer
- Jamie Armstrong - Joseph Gilgun
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Denise Osbourne - Denise Black
- Kelly Thomson - Sarah Moffett
- Daniel Osbourne - Lewis Harney
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop - Shop and stockroom
- 5 Crimea Street - Deirdre's flat
- First appearance of Denise Osbourne since 23rd February 1996.
- Tony Smart was credited as a Stunt Double on this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Ken’s dream gets a step closer just as nightmare comes true.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,690,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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