|ITV transmission date||23rd August 2000 (Wednesday)|
|Script editor||Di Burrows|
|Story editor||Mariam Vossough|
|Story associates|| Nick West|
|Previous episode||21st August 2000|
|Next episode||25th August 2000|
Leanne decides to pawn the necklace Jez sent her and buy a flight to Amsterdam. Rita snaps at Norris when he questions her over Anthony. She insists they are just good friends. The Platts please David by agreeing to let him have a dog, hoping it will cheer him up. Toyah is stunned when Leanne tells her that she's flying out to Amsterdam as she's too frightened to stay in Weatherfield. She is grateful when Natalie agrees to her leaving her job at no notice. Les is fired when someone spots him dumping the trolleys in the canal. Rita admits to Fred that she's falling for Anthony and doesn't know what to do. She wants to feel what it was like when she was young. He tells her to be grateful for the friendship she has with Anthony as it's better than nothing. Janice, Les and Toyah bid an emotional farewell to Leanne as she leaves. She is touched when, for the first time, Les tells her that he loves her. Steve drives her to the airport, wishing her well.
- Natalie Barnes - Denise Welch
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Maxine Peacock - Tracy Shaw
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- David Platt - Jack P. Shepherd
- Gail Platt - Helen Worth
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Linda Sykes - Jacqueline Pirie
- Mike Baldwin - Johnny Briggs
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Tyrone Dobbs - Alan Halsall
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 5 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 8 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 10a Coronation Street - Kitchen and living room
- The Kabin
- Rosamund Street
- Victoria Street
- Roy's Rolls
- Park Road B&B - Living room
- Sarah Platt (Tina O'Brien) is credited but doesn't appear.
- Last appearance of Leanne Battersby until 7th June 2004.
- This episode marks the 2,000th appearance of Anne Kirkbride in the role of Deirdre Rachid.
- TV Times synopsis: A terrified Leanne leaves Weatherfield. Rita opens her heart to Fred.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,210,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
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