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|ITV transmission date||29th July 1998 (Wednesday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||27th July 1998|
|Next episode||31st July 1998|
Hayley is nervous when she starts work at Underworld. The girls are hostile towards her when they see how quick she is. She wins them over by doing some of their work as well. Nick starts work at the garage and proves a hit with the factory girls in his overalls. When Lorraine snubs him, Spider assures her that he is interested in her. She tells him to put Curly straight. Alec is upset that Rita won't even talk to him. Hayley feels as if her dream has come true as she felt like one of the girls at Underworld. Roy upsets her by warning her to be cautious of what she says to people. When Sally can't free herself to see him, Greg falls back on Maxine. Alec apologises to Rita but she accuses him of using her to get back at Steve. Lorraine snogs Spider to show him what he's missing. Curly walks in and sees the kiss. Rita is stunned when Alec tells her that he loves her and wants to marry her. She tells him that she could never marry him as she doesn't trust him.
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Ida Clough - Helene Palmer
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Leanne Tilsley - Jane Danson
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Lorraine Brownlow - Holly Newman
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 10a Coronation Street - Living room
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 15a Coronation Street - Living room and bedroom
- Underworld - Factory floor
- Coronation Street Garage
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- First appearance of Ida Clough since 15th December 1997.
- TV Times synopsis: Rita is shocked when Alec reveals his intentions. Curly catches Spider and Lorraine in the act. And Nicky has some new admirers.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,550,000 viewers (1st place - combined figure including repeat).
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