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|ITV transmission date||23rd August 1998 (Sunday)|
|Story/Script editor||Ann McManus|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Previous episode||21st August 1998|
|Next episode||24th August 1998|
Toyah is upset when Only 16 refuses to print her article. Curly stays away from work, seeing no point in working under Anne. He tells Alma that Anne is completely mad and he's going to resign before she goes for him again. Janice pushes Les to show Toyah some encouragement and get her a computer. Anne visits Curly at home and apologises to him for the way she treated him. She tells him that she's changed and wants them to work together. He doesn't believe her. Kevin tells Natalie how awful his life with Sally is. She suggests he calls her bluff by offering to move out. Anne urges Curly to give her a chance and not walk out of a promising career. He is interested to discover that she's living with a man called Simon. Les gives Toyah a new laptop but she isn't grateful. She phones the police to say she belongs to an organisation and has planted a bomb in the magazine's head office. Les and Janice are horrified when PC Binding turns up, the police having traced the hoax bomb threat to their phone.
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Anne Malone - Eve Steele
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Natalie Horrocks - Denise Welch
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Alec Gilroy - Roy Barraclough
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Greg Kelly - Stephen Billington
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- The Kabin
- Coronation Street Garage
- Roy's Rolls
- Firman's Freezers - Shop floor
- At the end of the original transmission of this episode, the continuity announcer stated, "We would like viewers to be aware that this episode was recorded prior to recent events." This was a reference to the Omagh bombing of 15th August 1998 when the Real IRA murdered twenty-nine people in the Northern Ireland town and ITV were concerned that some viewers would find a storyline about a bomb hoax to be in bad taste.
- TV Times synopsis: Anne begs forgiveness from Curly. Toyah takes rejection badly.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,350,000 viewers (5th place - combined figure including repeat).
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