Les panics when Janice tells him that she's disgusted with him and is going to make sure he doesn't get any compensation off the hospital. Roy takes possession of a second-hand espresso machine. Nick is upset when he thinks of Alf's death. He tells Audrey that Alf was definitely alive after midnight. Natalie decides to decorate the pub. Lorraine is upset when she refuses to let her move in with her. Gary hopes to return to work but knows the twins are too much of a handful for Judy. Jackie tells Alma that Curly has fallen behind with his mortgage repayments and the house is going to be repossessed. She suggests Alma makes her a tenant and the DSS will pay the rent. Les offers Janice a holiday in Paris if she keeps quiet. Kevin is pleased when Alison agrees to go out with him. Fred introduces Maud and Ashley to his new assistant, Nita Desai. Ashley thinks she's gorgeous. She shows an interest in every aspect of the Corner Shop. Roy struggles, in vain, to make his coffee machine work. Janice agrees to collaborate Les' story when he promises her home improvements. They are disturbed by Toyah who overhears their plotting and tells them they're both despicable.
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Nick Tilsley - Adam Rickitt
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Gary Mallett - Ian Mercer
- Jackie Dobbs - Margi Clarke
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Natalie Barnes - Denise Welch
- Judy Mallett - Gaynor Faye
- Hayley Patterson - Julie Hesmondhalgh
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Linda Sykes - Jacqueline Pirie
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Alison Wakefield - Naomi Radcliffe
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Nita Desai - Rebecca Sarker
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and hallway
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 9 Coronation Street - Back room/kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Roy's Rolls
- First appearance of Nita Desai.
- Steve Tomkow was credited for Special Effects on this episode.
- TV Times synopsis: Toyah finds out about Les’s scam, and Ashley sizes up the new assistant in the corner shop.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,760,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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