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|ITV transmission date||22nd May 1998 (Friday)|
|Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story editor||Jim O'Hanlon|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Director|| Brian Mills|
|Previous episode||20th May 1998|
|Next episode||24th May 1998|
Nick looks through cuttings about Brian's death and finds the name of the woman he was with. Samantha tells Des that she's pregnant with his baby. He refuses to believe the child is his. Jim forces Liz to tell him it's his own fault he fell; he'd been drinking and picked a fight with Steve, bragging about his new job. Jim is disgusted with himself. Maxine blackmails Les into buying her drinks, threatening to tell Janice about being arrested. Fiona is delighted when Steve books them a two-week holiday in Tenerife. Nick contacts Alison Oakley and arranges to meet her. Samantha tells Des that she'd like to move back in with him as a family. Jim panics when he suffers chest pains and can't breathe. Nick meets Alison at a hotel. Leanne is alone at No.4 when Darren calls at the house.
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Morgan Middleton - Connor Chatburn
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Sarah Louise Platt - Lynsay King
- David Platt - Thomas Ormson
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Weatherfield General - Ward
- Unnamed hotel - Reception area
- First appearance of David Platt since 23rd February 1998 and last until 6th December 1998.
- First appearance of Sarah Louise Platt since 23rd February 1998 and last until 18th September 1998.
- TV Times synopsis: Samantha has shocking news for Des and Leanne has an unexpected visitor.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,660,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
|May 1998 episodes|
|Fri 1st • Sun 3rd • Mon 4th • Wed 6th • Fri 8th • Sun 10th • Mon 11th • Wed 13th • Fri 15th
Sun 17th • Mon 18th • Wed 20th • Fri 22nd • Sun 24th • Mon 25th • Wed 27th • Fri 29th • Sun 31st