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|ITV transmission date||21st July 1997 (Monday)|
|Story editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Jim O'Hanlon|
|Previous episode||20th July 1997|
|Next episode||23rd July 1997|
Gary tells Judy that they can't buy Zoe's baby as it's illegal. She thinks no one would find out if they moved away and started afresh. Andy looks forward to a holiday backpacking in Spain. Jim gives him £50, Steve £250 and Liz buys his ticket. Zoe assures Judy she does not want the baby and she'll find another way of getting rid of it. Steve is frustrated when Bill and Jim turn down a good contract because the job is too big. He feels that they should be looking for bigger jobs but they're not interested. Gary questions Zoe about the deal and she assures him that the money would only be payable if the baby was healthy. He realises he can't let Judy down. Les plans to make a pass at Samantha and tries to get the girls out of the house. Toyah agrees to get lost and leave them alone together on the condition he gives her £40. She gives the money to Roy and he is forced to agree to give her a job in return. Judy and Zoe celebrate when Gary agrees to buy the baby. Les lures Samantha to No.5 by playing loud music. She is horrified when he makes it clear that he wants her and is relieved when Janice returns home unexpectedly. Janice is suspicious of his motives in talking to Samantha. Jim tells Fiona he felt wonderful being with her and can't get her out of his mind. She feels uncomfortable but is saved from hurting his feelings by the arrival of Alan. He tells her that he's back for good, delighting her. Jim feels rejected.
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Alan McKenna - Glenn Hugill
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 2a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms, yard and privy
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- This episode marks the 2,000th appearance of Betty Driver in the role of Betty Williams. She was the third actor in the programme to achieve this milestone after William Roache in Episode 3058 (18th April 1990) and Eileen Derbyshire in Episode 3662 (21st February 1994).
- TV Times synopsis: Les puts an amorous plan into action. Jim tries to find Fiona.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,330,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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