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Andy accuses Des of betraying him and refuses to believe there's nothing between him and Liz. Tony swaps over to The Rovers team. Liz tells Andy that Jim has been hell to live with for months and that she's been attracted to Des. Andy is sickened by the idea that she wanted to have an affair with Des. She tells him that she went to see Des to tell him they can never be lovers and begs him not to tell Jim. Derek is furious to receive two postcards from Southampton - one from Mavis and one from Arthur. He assumes that Rita has sent the Arthur one. Jim sells his motorbike to Gary in order to raise cash to buy a van for the partnership. Alma and Maureen take Audrey out to a Greek restaurant to take her mind off the Buckingham Palace incident. She gets tipsy and dances with the waiters. Derek apologises to Des for accusing him of stealing Arthur. Des tells him to grow up.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tensions are running high as Liz struggles to keep her feelings under control while facing up to what might be the end of her marriage.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,860,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 19th June 2020 was edited, trimming 1" from the middle of a salon scene to remove Gary Mallett calling Judy a "bossy cow", and a further 11" was cut from a scene in 11 Coronation Street, where Andy McDonald recalls to Liz how Jim once referred to her as a "whore" during her relationship with Colin Barnes.
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