Natalie's outing sets off to the races, with Jack, Vera, Les, Janice, Ravi, Audrey, Fred, Leanne and Vik. Vera hopes that Jack won't get too excited. Audrey buys a new hat for the occasion. Desperate to go to Cornwall to see the eclipse, Toyah tries to get Curly and Spider to make up their differences but neither will apologise so Curly goes alone. Emily agrees to help Mike out at Underworld on the condition she isn't taking Deirdre's job. Ravi takes Audrey into the Members Enclosure but frustrated Fred isn't allowed to follow them as he's not a member. Deirdre is amazed when Blanche comes to stay. She disapproves of Deirdre leaving Underworld and is horrified to discover Ken working in a supermarket. Betty's Hot Shot is running so out of sentiment, Jack puts £100 on her, thinking it may be the last horse he ever backs. It comes first, winning him £800. Audrey is horrified when Fred stamps on her hat to prevent it blowing away. Back in Weatherfield, Jack suffers a heart attack in front of horrified Vera.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Janice Battersby (about Audrey Roberts): "My word, what does she look like? Talk about mutton dressed as lamb!"
Betty Williams: "She's with a butcher, in't she?"

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