Mike frantically tries to stop the Spanish deal but the sale has already gone through. Ken asks Wendy for more time before he tells Deirdre about them. Maurice Jones refuses to take Alan back on at the site and Eddie has to stop Alan from hitting Maurice. Dawn begs Robert to buy the land back off Mike but he refuses. Eddie explains to Tina that he is not married to Jamie's mother and is a one-parent family. She is mollified. Maurice tells Deirdre that Ken is never in the Recorder office and rumour has it that the paper is sinking. Mike accuses Dawn of being in league with Robert to fleece him of all his money. She is upset and packs her stuff, leaving him. Deirdre asks Ken if he's having an affair. He is defensive and makes her break down and apologise for doubting him. That night the residents lose patience with Alan and turn on him in the Rovers. He threatens them with a broken bottle as they advance on him. They break up when an upset Sally bursts into the pub and shouts out that the police are digging up the building site, looking for Rita's body. All of the residents, including Alan after he is goaded by Audrey, pour out of the pub and watch as the police start their operations.


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  • TV Times synopsis: The police feel they know where Rita's body is buried and take action as the residents vent their anger on Alan Bradley.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 21,380,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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