Kevin and Sally call in the Police over Rosie's disappearance. They blame each other and Sally fears that she's been abducted. Maxine fears Fred will tell everyone about seeing her in her underwear. Fred assures Ashley he won't tell anyone what he saw. Sally insists on searching for Rosie and Kevin joins her. Eric Firman tells Curly he wants to use Alma's face to promote Firman's Freezers' across the North West. Maureen is full of remorse when she discovers Fred has broken his leg. She is stunned when he tells her the fall made him think of his death and tells her that he intends to leave her everything in his will. Ashley overhears and is furious. Sally believes Rosie is dead and refuses to be comforted by Kevin. She tells him that he's wrecked everything good they had. Teenagers Toyah and Leanne Battersby shoplift at Firmans before making their way to their new Council house - 5 Coronation Street. Rosie is found by a Coast Guard on a beach and reunited with Kevin and Sally. Kevin promises Rosie everything will be alright and will go back to normal. Problem family Janice and Les Battersby move into No.5 with the girls. Toyah steals Bill's drill to give to Les. Bill asks Les if he saw anyone steal the drill but Les denies knowledge. Sally tells Kevin that he has no right promising Rosie anything; nothing's changed. She refuses to pretend she could ever love him again. He returns to Weatherfield.
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Sophie Webster - Emma Woodward
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Maureen Holdsworth - Sherrie Hewson
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Elsie Seddon - Brenda Elder
- PC Philips - Anne Hornby
- Eric Firman - Malcolm Terris
- Coast Guard - Norman Mills
- Jon Lindsay - Owen Aaronovitch
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rosamund Street
- 17a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- 23 Seymour Drive, Oakhill - Living room and hallway
- Firman's Freezers - Warehouse and shop floor
- Elsie Seddon's house, Scarborough - Living room and dining room
- Coastal area and beach, Scarborough
- First appearances of Les Battersby, Leanne Battersby and Toyah Battersby.
- As with the other episodes shown during this week, almost all of the episode was shot on location or the outdoor set. The only conventionally-shot studio scenes were set in Deirdre Rachid's flat.
- TV Times synopsis: The Battersbys arrive in Coronation Street. There's despair for the Websters as Rosie goes missing.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,410,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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