Liz tries to comfort Steve who's distraught. Ashley and Claire (and Joshua) get ready to leave for their honeymoon in Paris. Claire admits that she's scared of tunnels, Ashley admits he's scared of flying so at the last minute they have to alter the arrangements and buy ferry tickets. Deirdre tells Tracy that Steve's thrown Karen out. Tracy's surprised. Bev calls Deirdre and asks to meet her in secret. Charlie mentions that another pub is having a private party for its regulars on New Year's Eve. Angela tells Katy how her grandma got herself pregnant so grandad had to marry her. This sows a seed in Katy's head. She and Martin make up. Jim calls from prison. Liz and Steve keep quiet about Karen's departure. Bev tells Deirdre how Shelley phoned saying that she didn't want to see her again and how she's sure Charlie's behind it. Shelley gets Fred's permission for a private party on New Year's Eve. She tells Charlie and is dismayed when he says that he won't be there. Deirdre agrees to let Bev use her house for a secret meeting with Shelley.
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Deirdre Rachid - Anne Kirkbride
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Ashley Peacock - Steven Arnold
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Claire Peacock - Julia Haworth
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Blanche Hunt - Maggie Jones
- Tracy Barlow - Kate Ford
- Bev Unwin - Susie Blake
- Martin Platt - Sean Wilson
- Katy Harris - Lucy-Jo Hudson
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Shelley Unwin - Sally Lindsay
- Charlie Stubbs - Bill Ward
- Violet Wilson - Jenny Platt
- Angela Harris - Kathryn Hunt
- Jim McDonald - Charles Lawson
- Audrey Roberts - Sue Nicholls
- Joshua Peacock - Benjamin Beresford (Uncredited)
- Amy Barlow - Rebecca Pike (Uncredited)
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room, kitchen and hallway
- 4 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 6 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- 12 Coronation Street - Living room
- Rosamund Street
- 18a Victoria Street - Living room/kitchen
- Weatherfield Arms - Public
- Holmes Gate Prison - Corridor
- Bev Unwin's house, Bradford - Living room
- First appearance of Jim McDonald since 28th November 2003 and last until 23rd May 2005.
- Angela Harris talks to Katy about her Grandma "Agnes". On episodes following Tommy's death in March 2005, his mother is credited on screen as Jean.
- TV Times synopsis: Bev returns for a secret meeting with Deirdre, who tells her all about Liz and Charlie.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,660,000 viewers (2nd place).
|December 2004 episodes|
| Wed 1st • Fri 3rd • Sun 5th • Mon 6th (1 2) • Wed 8th • Fri 10th • Sun 12th|
Mon 13th (1 2) • Wed 15th • Fri 17th • Sun 19th • Mon 20th (1 2) • Wed 22nd
Fri 24th (1 2) • Sat 25th • Sun 26th • Mon 27th (1 2) • Wed 29th • Fri 31st (1 2)