Blanche tells Deirdre that Archie has finished with her. She sobs her heart out. Rita offers Sally two weeks' work at The Kabin filling in for Norris while he's at the Commonwealth Games. Sally says it's the best birthday present possible. Audrey realises that her working for Archie hasn't affected her business. Richard tells Rita and Audrey that he's helping Nick out with his air fare. Deirdre tells Archie how upset Blanche is at their splitting up but he won't change his mind. Deirdre and Ken leave for London to see Tracy. Betty visits again. She says she's sold her house. Kevin plans a birthday surprise for the following day for Sally. Rita tells Richard she'd like some financial advice regarding her savings. Doreen finally admits to Maxine and Ashley that she's left Derek and doesn't want to go back. Blanche talks to Betty about feeling old. Betty admits to Blanche that she hasn't any friends in Wimbledon and spends her time doing Caroline's cleaning. Todd is depressed. He misses Sarah and doesn't know what he wants from life any more. Peter and Shelley call on Blanche. As Blanche rushes to answer a phone call she thinks is from Archie she trips, falls down the stairs and bangs her head. Fred feels that Lillian Spencer and her family are taking over, however he needn't worry as Lillian gets a phone call offering her a better job in Marple. Lillian and her children pack up and leave.
- Sally Webster - Sally Whittaker
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Richard Hillman - Brian Capron
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Archie Shuttleworth - Roy Hudd
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Doreen Heavey - Prunella Gee
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Maxine Peacock - Tracy Shaw
- Shelley Unwin - Sally Lindsay
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen, hallway and landing
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- The Kabin
- Elliott & Son
- TV Times synopsis: Lillian gets a much better offer. Blanche takes a fall.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,490,000 viewers (4th place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 2000-2009, released on 31st October 2011.
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