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|ITV transmission date||6th July 1998 (Monday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||5th July 1998|
|Next episode||8th July 1998|
Spider realises that he's offended Emily and apologises. He is upset when she tells him that her views are obviously out of date so he should find a new campaign manager. Leanne agrees to take on the early shift every day when Rita offers her more money. Leanne is touched when she gives her her own set of keys to The Kabin. Alec is horrified when Audrey tells him that she burnt the new photographs that he paid £190 for. Emily brings Spider and Curly together, telling them they have a lot in common. Natalie's niece Lorraine Brownlow starts work at the Rovers. Fiona is stunned when Greg comes on to her. She suggests to Maxine that Greg might just be using her but Maxine accuses her of being jealous. Jim invites Liz and Steve to dinner and thanks them for all their help. Curly is smitten by Lorraine but she is more interested in Spider. Maxine tells Greg that she's in love with him but he tells her not to rush him. Roy takes Hayley boating and suggests they start an affair. She agrees and he kisses her.
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Morgan Middleton - Connor Chatburn
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Lorraine Brownlow - Holly Newman
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Underworld - Office
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- North Cross Park
- First appearance of Lorraine Brownlow since 5th November 1997.
- The events in this episode where Roy Cropper and Hayley Patterson kiss were referenced in the internet episode Hayley's Diary: On the boating lake released on 13th October 2013 and Episode 8570 (6th February 2015) when Roy took her ashes to be scattered in the same place. Both later instalments used the same location for filming - the boating lake in Heaton Park in Manchester.
- TV Times synopsis: Jim and Liz rekindle the past. Lorraine makes an impact on a Rovers regular.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,280,000 viewers (3rd place - combined figure including repeat).
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