Linda overhears Alma referring to her as a gold-digger and tells her that she's a sad old woman. Fred and Audrey take Sidney Templeton out for a drive to probe his background and finances. They are horrified when he suddenly dies sat in the back of the car. Audrey feels they've killed him but Fred is more concerned in getting him back to the home without being spotted. Ken talks Curly into employing him as a trolley boy at Freshco's. Alma treats herself to a holiday in Spain. Fred and Audrey are forced to take Sidney to the hospital when Maud's presence prevents them returning him to Mayfield Court. They break the news to Maud who tells them she's grateful to them for trying to interfere on her behalf. Fred comforts her as she weeps. Deirdre is furious to discover Ken has taken a menial job. He assures her he wants a job where he doesn't have to think but she feels it's humiliating.
- Nita Desai - Rebecca Sarker
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Maud Grimes - Elizabeth Bradley
- Maxine Heavey - Tracy Shaw
- Alma Baldwin - Amanda Barrie
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Linda Sykes - Jacqueline Pirie
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Jack Duckworth - William Tarmey
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Spider Nugent - Martin Hancock
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Rovers Return Inn - Public
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- 3 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- Corner Shop
- Hair by Fiona Middleton
- Roy's Rolls
- Freshco - Shop floor and exterior
- Mayfield Court - Exterior and residents' lounge
- Unknown countryside roads
- Ashley Peacock (Steven Arnold) is credited but doesn't appear.
- TV Times synopsis: Fred takes Sid for the ride of his life, and Ken tells Deirdre that he has a new job.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,070,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 1990-1999, released on 5th September 2011.
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