Steve realises that he's run out of ideas to stop Fiona marrying Alan. Alf is pleased to have lost some weight. Sally is jealous when she sees Chris with Lorraine, but pleased when he assures her that she's the only woman he fancies. He is disappointed when she tells him that she's not ready to be tied down again. Alf, Audrey, Deirdre, Emily, Jack and Vera attend Billy's funeral. Betty goes to stay with Gordon for a couple of weeks. Alec is horrified when Vera tells him that she's assured Betty that she has a job for life. Steve tells Fiona that although he still loves her, he wants her to be happy and wishes her and Alan happiness together. She thanks him. DS Dave O'Grady organises Alan's stag party and is surprised when Alan invites Lee Middleton along. Alan's friends get drunk and start picking on Lee because he's black, embarrassing Alan. Maxine throws a surprise hen party for Fiona at the Rovers. Jim lays into Steve over his love for Fiona, reminding him that he threw her aside for Vicky. He tells Steve that he really does love Fiona and that they've spent a night together. Steve is sickened.
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Andy McDonald - Nicholas Cochrane
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Alan McKenna - Glenn Hugill
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Lorraine Horrocks - Holly Newman
- Chris Collins - Matthew Marsden
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- The Excelsior
- First appearance of Alf Roberts since 14th March 1997 due to Bryan Mosley suffering a heart attack on 3rd February.
- Last appearance of Lorraine Horrocks until 6th July 1998.
- This episode was transmitted at 9.45pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
- TV Times synopsis: Jim is put under pressure while Alan and Fiona prepare for their wedding.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,520,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
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