|ITV transmission date||5th October 1997 (Sunday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Jim O'Hanlon|
|Previous episode||3rd October 1997|
|Next episode||6th October 1997|
Don has a shock when he tries to get into No.5 but is seen off by Les. Maud breaks the news to Fred that Maureen has run off with Bill. He is horrified and doesn't understand why she'd leave him. Maud feels bad as she watches him break down. Ken is surprised to see Jon serving at the tie shop in the airport. Ashley is stunned when Don visits him in the Butcher's Shop and handles one of the knives. He finds out from Ashley that his house was repossessed by the mortgage company and sold to the council. He tells him that he'd rather kill himself than go back into custody. Mavis is annoyed by the way Rita seems to think she'll be unable to cope alone in the big bad world. Fred tells a shocked Ashley that Maureen has left him. Percy is surprised to find that the settings on his television have changed and a bottle of vodka under his chair cushion. He suspects Emily of drinking. Deirdre tells Ken that Jon is in Singapore and that he's very much in love with her.
- Don Brennan - Geoff Hinsliff
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Mavis Wilton - Thelma Barlow
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Percy Sugden - Bill Waddington
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Coronation Street exterior - Main street view and ginnel
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 5 Coronation Street - Yard
- The Kabin
- 17a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- Elliott's Butchers
- Manchester Airport - Lounge and "Tie 'n' Fly"
- Katie Mallett (Lucy Whipday) is credited but does not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Maud has shocking news for Fred. Ashley gets an unexpected visitor at the butchers.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,950,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
|October 1997 episodes|
|Wed 1st • Fri 3rd • Sun 5th • Mon 6th • Wed 8th • Fri 10th • Sun 12th • Mon 13th • Wed 15th
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