Ashley and Judy comfort Zoe after Shannon dies of meningitis. Zoe struggles to cope with how it happened whilst Judy is utterly distraught. Alma accuses Mike of humiliating her by kissing Deirdre in front of everyone. Leanne feels that Zoe blames her for Shannon's death. When Fred offers to pay for Shannon's funeral, Ashley accuses him of trying to buy his way out of guilt, accusing him of never liking Zoe or Shannon. Ashley feels he can't handle the situation and breaks down, comforted by Gary. Ashley apologises to Fred for shouting at him and accepts his help. Ken enjoys having Deirdre living at No.1 and tries to kiss her. She stops him and tells him that she's not in love with him. Mike assures Alma that Deirdre is just a friend and nothing else. Alec lays a trap for Jack, leaving a cigarette burning in his reach. Jack can't resist having a drag. Zoe breaks down, upset that everyone wants to help her now but when Shannon was alive they didn't want to know.
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop
- No. 4 Montreal House, Weatherfield Quays - Living room/kitchen
- Gail Platt (Helen Worth), Samantha Failsworth (Tina Hobley), Curly Watts (Kevin Kennedy) and Les Battersby (Bruce Jones) are all credited but do not appear.
- TV Times synopsis: A death sends shockwaves through the Street. Alma and Mike bury the hatchet.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,440,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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