Becky nervously makes preparations for the social worker's visit. She borrows some frumpy clothes from Claire in an attempt to look more motherly. Deirdre reads Blanche's letter to Ken, Peter and Leanne. In it, Blanche sets out her funeral instructions giving everyone cause for amusement. Norris panics when Mary turns up at The Kabin. Norris makes a quick exit leaving Mary to give Rita and Emily her version of events. Rita tells Mary how Norris reckons that she murdered her mother. Mary assures her that her mother is alive and well. Becky and Steve's talk of babies upsets Sean, reminding him of his own son Dylan. Dawn the social worker arrives but things get off to a bad start when Amy bursts into tears having just been told of Nana Blanche's death. Becky tells Dawn how she's had two miscarriages and can't have children. Kirk plucks up the courage and texts Izzy. Mary tries to build bridges with Norris and apologises to him for lying about her mother's death but Norris is adamant he never wants to see her again. When Dawn starts to ask tricky questions about their criminal pasts, Becky loses her rag and throws her out.
- Deirdre Barlow - Anne Kirkbride
- Ken Barlow - William Roache
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Leanne Battersby - Jane Danson
- Becky McDonald - Katherine Kelly
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Liz McDonald - Beverley Callard
- Sean Tully - Antony Cotton
- Claire Peacock - Julia Haworth
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Rita Sullivan - Barbara Knox
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Roy Cropper - David Neilson
- Mary Taylor - Patti Clare
- Betty Williams - Betty Driver
- Fiz Stape - Jennie McAlpine
- Amy Barlow - Elle Mulvaney
- Kirk Sutherland - Andrew Whyment
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public, hallway and upstairs flat
- 1 Coronation Street - Back room and kitchen
- The Kabin
- Rosamund Street
- Street Cars
- First appearance of Betty Williams since 5th February 2010.
- TV Times synopsis: Becky's nerves get the better of her and she reacts badly to the social worker's visit, accusing her of fancying Steve; and Deirdre is amused by Blanche's requests from beyond the grave.
- Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 8,760,000 viewers (8th place).
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