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|ITV transmission date||8th July 1998 (Wednesday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||6th July 1998|
|Next episode||10th July 1998|
Curly agrees to be Spider's campaign manager. Fiona is troubled when Maxine tells her that she loves Greg. Audrey orders Nick to rally his friends to attend the meeting she has to give at the college. Roy helps Hayley clear out her father's house and is upset to find an old photograph of her as a boy. She tells him about her unhappy childhood. Michael Wall encourages Jim to lift weights to build up his shoulder muscles and encourages him to claim Disability Living Allowance. Maxine is upset when Fiona says that Greg isn't the settling-down type. Hayley is touched when Roy frames the picture of her as a boy, telling her that one day she might be proud of who she was, for it made her the woman she is now. Alec seethes as the pub empties when the customers go to the British Legion to watch the football on widescreen TV. Vera and the women sit in the empty bar watching an old television programme. Liz is upset when Jim offers her his allowance. She points out that she's looking after him because she cares for him, not for a job.
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Lorraine Brownlow - Holly Newman
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Fiona Middleton - Angela Griffin
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 10a Coronation Street - Living room
- 11 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- Harry Patterson's house - Living room, hallway and exterior
- The "old television programme" seen on the set on the Rovers bar (pictured above) is an episode of the 1970 - 1971 Granada series The Lovers starring Richard Beckinsale and Paula Wilcox, created by Jack Rosenthal, co-written with Geoffrey Lancashire and directed by Les Chatfield, all of who worked previously on Coronation Street. Prior to that, a short clip of just a second or so of another Granada series, Nearest and Dearest (1968 - 1973) was seen. This had been written by other Street alumni Vince Powell, Harry Driver and John Stevenson and directed by June Howson and Bill Podmore, the latter also sharing production duties with Peter Eckersley. Madge Hindle was one of its stars.
- TV Times synopsis: Roy gets a shock while helping Hayley clear out her house.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,790,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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