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Peter is being treated as a hero for catching Phil Simmonds. The police tell Toyah that Phil has denied the rape charge. Toyah can't believe it, he admitted it to her. They now have to wait for the results of a DNA test. Alma tells Audrey about her visit to the medical centre. She admits to Audrey that she's scared and she thinks she's got cancer. Audrey turns up at an election campaign meeting with the opposition Desmond Worthing and members of the public. She is hopeless, she can't concentrate for thinking about Alma and the opposition makes mincemeat out of her. Audrey leaves saying she's not well and Curly takes the stand instead. Curly is brilliant and the audience love him. Emma suggests that Curly should stand for the council on his own. Curly agrees. Gail and Martin tells the kids that they are now divorced. David is very upset. Duggie calls round and offers Toyah her job back at the Rovers.


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  • Graeme Hawley makes a pre-John Stape appearance as Desmond Worthing.
  • This episode was transmitted at 9.45pm on ITV1 due to coverage of Champions League football, however it received its first true transmission on ITV2 at 7.30pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Curly decides to stand against Audrey in the council elections. David struggles to come to terms with Martin's divorce.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,550,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat). ITV2 UK broadcast - 610,000 viewers (1st place for the channel)
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