Laurel is beside herself with nerves as she prepares lunch for her parents and when Ashley invites Betty and Sandy to join them, her anxiety rises. An unexpected visit from the Bishop, leaves Laurel with yet another mouth to feed and with literally too much on her plate, she begins to panic. However the lunch goes well and later as she and Ashley toast the day, their relief turns to distress when the police pay a visit. Meanwhile, the pressure of organising the christening starts to take its toll on Bob and when Viv swans off shopping leaving him to babysit, his stress only increases. Panicking about his financial situation, he makes a phone call about a loan but is astonished at the cost of taking one out. Elsewhere, Rosemary is annoyed that Hari has enlisted an unsuspecting Louise to corroborate his story and refuses to pay him until the King brothers are behind bars.
- Ashley Thomas - John Middleton
- Laurel Thomas - Charlotte Bellamy
- Paul Lambert - Mathew Bose
- Rodney Blackstock - Patrick Mower
- Matthew King - Matt Healy
- Carl King - Tom Lister
- Louise Appleton - Emily Symons
- Hari Prasad - John Nayagam
- Scarlett Nicholls - Kelsey-Beth Crossley
- Darren Eden - Luke Tittensor
- Jamie Hope - Alex Carter
- Bob Hope - Tony Audenshaw
- Heath Hope - Sebastian Dowling (uncredited)
- Viv Hope - Deena Payne
- Sandy Thomas - Freddie Jones
- Jasmine Thomas - Jenna-Louise Coleman
- Rosemary King - Linda Thorson
- Perdita Hyde-Sinclair - Georgia Slowe
- Carrie Nicholls - Linda Lusardi
- Betty Eagleton - Paula Tilbrook
- Grayson Sinclair - Christopher Villiers
- Val Lambert - Charlie Hardwick
- Hilary Potts - Paula Wilcox
- Douglas Potts - Duncan Preston
- Sharon Lambert - Victoria Hawkins
- Bishop Postlethwaite - Peter Cartwright
- PC Mike Swirling - Andy Moore
- Mulberry Cottage - Front garden, kitchen and living room
- Emmerdale Village Store & Post Office/Café Hope - Shop exterior, café and café exterior
- Main Street
- Home Farm - Kitchen and dining room
- The Woolpack - Bar, stairway and backroom
- Mill Brook Cottage - Back garden
- First appearances of Douglas and Hilary Potts.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 7,070,000 viewers (13th place).
Hilary Potts: "Must be very nice for you having your parents so close."
Ashley Thomas: "Oh, Betty's not my mother, she's um..."
Laurel Thomas: "S-she's Sandy's er..."
Betty Eagleton: (in unison with Sandy) "Companion."
Sandy Thomas: (in unison with Betty) "Bit on the side."