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Dev and Geena decide to tell everyone that they're getting married in Tobago very soon. Les is threatening to go to Dennis's funeral. Toyah makes him promise to stay away. Janice is in a daze but Rita has organised the food for the funeral and helped with all the arrangements. Eileen decides to attend the funeral and Jason and Todd go with her. Tyrone persuades Fiz to give Vera the money she made from selling Terry's story to help with the legal fees. Curly and Emma realise that it's Norris's singing that soothes Ben and they get him to record some songs onto a cassette. Fred persuades Betty to take her job back at the Rovers. Les decides that he's going to turn up at Dennis's funeral after all. Julie Reardon turns up on Vera's doorstep. She is now willing to talk. Dennis's funeral takes place at St. Mary's Church. Several of his biker friends turn up. Les attends the funeral uninvited. Janice says a few words about Dennis and then Les stands up and says that he wants to speak too. Everyone expects the worst but Les says what a great friend Dennis was and how he saved his life. Julie admits to Vera that she was with Terry the night of the attempted murder. She is undecided whether or not she'll admit this to the police. Sunita is busy trying to organise a hen night for Geena. Deirdre asks Dev if he's rushing the wedding because of their one-night stand. Dev tells her that she's the only one who thinks that it was of any importance.


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  • This hour-long episode was transmitted at 7.00pm.
  • This was the first Coronation Street episode to be recorded and broadcast in 16:9 widescreen format, and the first episode to use a new widescreen title sequence.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les defies expectations at Dennis's funeral. Vera gets a surprise visitor.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,730,000 viewers (2nd place).

Notable dialogue[]

Joan Lawson (to Janice Battersby): "If I could just leave you with a thought, it's that we break God's laws at our peril."
Rita Sullivan: "Yes, thank you, let's get you back on your broomstick."

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