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Alec and Jack want rid of Sandy Hunter but Vera is adamant he stays. Roy gets his passport and sets off to Amsterdam, excited at the prospect of going abroad for the first time in his life. The Gazette prints an interview with Audrey saying Spider spent nights on the Red Rec with a teenage girl. Alec fears Spider will sue her for slander. Sandy proves to be a hit with the factory girls. Greg is alarmed when Maxine suggests that he moves in with her. He gets out of it by saying he wouldn't be able to concentrate on his work if he lived with her. She is disappointed but flattered. Roy arrives in Amsterdam and starts hunting for Hayley. Jim is furious when he's refused beer at the Rovers because everyone knows he's on medication. When he calls Vera a stupid old cow, Sandy pushes him out of the pub. Roy discovers that Hayley is out of town and is told she lives with a man called Johan. Jim gets drunk on whisky and ends up sobbing, having fallen out of his wheelchair. Janice and Spider are furious when they read Audrey's article. Spider storms into the pub and lays into Audrey, telling her he's going to sue.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.15pm to allow for World Cup coverage.
  • Location OB recording for this episode was conducted in Amsterdam.
  • TV Times synopsis: Roy gets a shock when he knocks on Hayley's door, and Spider is caught up in a sleaze scandal.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,590,000 viewers (8th place - combined figure including repeat).
  • The ITV3 repeat of this episode on 31st May 2021 was edited to remove a portion of the line of dialogue in which Jim McDonald tells Vera Duckworth to "shove [her] pub up [her] backside".
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