Fiona celebrates the birth of her son with her mother. Pam isn't happy to see Steve at the hospital. Ashley doesn't like the idea of Zoe living off the state but she is adamant she's only claiming what she'd be entitled to if she lived alone. Les buys a second-hand metal detector to help him look for the brooch but can't get near the site because of the Council security men. Fiona is grateful for Steve's support and dreads bringing the baby up without a father. Zoe and Leanne work on Ashley until he agrees to having Nick and Leanne as paying lodgers. They move in, thrilling Zoe who hopes they'll liven things up. Natalie tells Des that Samantha really loves him. There's a moment when he mistakes her sympathy for affection but she tells him that it would be no solution if they got together.
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Alf Roberts - Bryan Mosley
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Shannon Tattersall - Lucy Whipday
- Morgan Middleton - Connor Chatburn (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Corner Shop
- Weatherfield General - Relatives room and maternity ward
- Natalie Horrocks' house - Living room
- First appearance of Morgan Middleton.
- Last appearance of Alf Roberts until 5th July 1998.
- TV Times synopsis: Des mistakes Natalie’s sympathy for affection. Zoe’s money-making scheme suits Nick and Leanne down to the ground. And Fiona’s baby arrives five weeks early.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,020,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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