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|ITV transmission date||14th September 1997 (Sunday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Jim O'Hanlon|
|Previous episode||12th September 1997|
|Next episode||15th September 1997|
Des is upset that Ritchie Fitzgerald is back in Samantha's life. Curly is stunned to discover she is married. Samantha is ashamed of having left Ritchie and apologises for leaving him. He tells her that her mother has told him all about the rape and he understands why she left him. As Alan can't get time off after the wedding he and Fiona book a three week honeymoon in Mauritius before the wedding. Andy returns from Spain after working in a beach bar. Mavis loves the Cartmel house and gets Rita to put an offer in. Des can't believe his bad luck in getting pushed out of Samantha's life by her husband. Samantha tells Ritchie she should never have married him but he tells her that he loves her. Fiona tells Maxine that she thinks she's pregnant. Maxine gets her to do a test which is positive. She breaks the news to Alan and is relieved when he is delighted. Rita and Mavis celebrate when their offer is accepted. Curly sleeps on Des' sofa to give Samantha time with Ritchie. Samantha feels better knowing Ritchie knows about the rape and allows him to stay the night at No.7, on the sofa. He urges her not to be scared of him.
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Angie Freeman - Deborah McAndrew
- Alan McKenna - Glenn Hugill
- Bill Webster - Peter Armitage
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 2a Coronation Street - Living room/kitchen
- 6 Coronation Street - Garden
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 10a Coronation Street - Living room
- TV Times synopsis: Fiona has a shock in store for Maxine and Samantha catches up with her husband - but where does that leave Des?
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,490,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
|September 1997 episodes|
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