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|ITV transmission date||31st January 1999 (Sunday)|
|Script editor||Pamela Woods|
|Story editor||David Lane|
|Story associates|| Di Burrows|
|Executive Producer||Carolyn Reynolds|
|Previous episode||29th January 1999|
|Next episode||1st February 1999|
Fred is horrified when Ashley tells him that Nita is Ravi Desai's daughter and has been planted as a spy. Jack is interested to hear there's a vacancy for steward at the golf club as the previous man in the role, Bernard Bottomley, has died. Kevin worries that he'll lose custody of the girls now Sally has a garden. Martin is concerned for Weatherfield Vale resident Walter Byford who is off his food. Walter explains that he's worried about his sister who is in a different home on the other side of Weatherfield. Fred gets Audrey to tell him about a new housing estate being built on the Red Rec to make Nita think there's going to be more customers available. Sally agrees to let Sharon lodge at No.6 until she gets custody of the children. Lorraine is thrilled when Steve flirts with her. Ravi is shocked when Fred says he's decided not to sell the shop. Nita explains to her father that it's because of the new estate being built.
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Alison Wakefield - Naomi Radcliffe
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Rosie Webster - Emma Collinge
- Sophie Webster - Emma Woodward
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Sarah Louise Platt - Lynsay King
- David Platt - Thomas Ormson
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Natalie Barnes - Denise Welch
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Sharon Gaskell - Tracie Bennett
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Nita Desai - Rebecca Sarker
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Lorraine Brownlow - Holly Newman
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Linda Sykes - Jacqueline Pirie
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms and garden
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 13 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- Corner Shop - Shop and stockroom
- Weatherfield Vale - Residents' lounge
- Due to Maggie Jones falling ill, a scene in which Blanche packs her bags, saying she's outstayed her welcome, only for Deirdre to feel guilty and asking her to stay was cut from the script.
- TV Times synopsis: Fred cooks up a scheme to rip off the Desais. Sally gets a lodger.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,410,000 viewers (6th place - combined figure including repeat).
|January 1999 episodes|
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