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Raquel and Bill continue as usual without Bet, feeling that she'll return when she's ready. Vicky thinks that Bet's departure is an attempt at emotional blackmail to get back at her. Jack and Vera realise that with Bet gone the Rovers is up for grabs. Rita blames herself for Bet's disappearance but Raquel tells her it was all Vicky's fault. The brewery closes the Rovers telling Raquel, Betty and Bill that Bet has resigned and is not returning. Betty is distraught as her wedding reception will be cancelled. Billy takes control and books the British Legion. The Cleggs arrive for the wedding. Jim tries to interest Liz in buying the Rovers, feeling they should go for it and have something to show for their lives. Liz isn't sure as the last pub they had nearly wrecked their marriage. Betty has a nice time on her own on her wedding eve, thinking about the past. The Duckworths decide to try for the Rovers. Curly suggests to Raquel that she takes over the Rovers.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.20pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • The scenes at the British Legion were recorded at Pendleton British Legion on Langworthy Road in Salford on 18th September 1995.
  • TV Times synopsis: Jack, Liz and Raquel contemplate the possibility of turning Bet's defeat into their own success.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,380,000 viewers (4th place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 3rd June 2020 was transmitted without any cuts.

Notable dialogue[]

Vera Duckworth: "Ooh Jack, d'ya think I'm too old?"
Jack Duckworth: "Do I 'eck! D'ya remember Annie Walker, eh? Old enough to be your mother, and she was still at it!"

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