Des calls on Samantha to find out why she told the lies about Natalie. Tiger gets out of the house while they're rowing and, recognising the cat, Des takes it to the Rovers for Natalie. Kevin refuses to leave No.13, maintaining his innocence. Janice misses Les but is fed up with the way he always takes her for granted. Leanne advises Les to make a fuss of her, certain that she'd have him back. Natalie confronts Samantha in the Rovers with Tiger. Alec sacks her but she tells him that she quits. Audrey is flattered by Fred's attention. Les gives Janice flowers and serenades her with 10cc's I'm Not in Love to her delight. She kisses him, drags him into the house and up to bed. Greg offers Sally an ear if she wants to talk about her marriage problems. Before she rides out of Coronation Street, Samantha tells Des she really is pregnant - with his baby. Natalie tells him that she must be lying but Des feels that he'll never know for sure.
- Samantha Failsworth - Tina Hobley
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Morgan Middleton - Connor Chatburn
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Des Barnes - Philip Middlemiss
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Zoe Tattersall - Joanne Froggatt
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, back room and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen and hallway
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Final appearance of Tina Hobley as Samantha Failsworth.
- The storyline of this episode was changed due to the non-availability of Kevin Kennedy. Originally Samantha told Curly that Tiger was a stray and he told her to get rid of it as he was allergic to cats. Natalie called on Curly to apologise and discovered Tiger there. Later Natalie, along with Kevin and Des, confronted Samantha in the Rovers. She admitted that she was guilty as charged and Curly threw her out of No. 7.
- Elaine Ford is credited as Samantha Failsworth's Stunt Double for the scene where she rides out of the Street on her bike.
- TV Times synopsis: Natalie’s cat, Tiger, proves to be Sam's undoing. Sally gives Kevin an ultimatum.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,720,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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