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Eddie Maddocks is drumming up interest for the evening's fight. He hands out free pies to the factory girls. Penny's shocked when Mike tells her that he's Danny's father. Ashley psyches himself up for the fight. Claire forbids him from going through with it but Ashley ignores her. Mike's bitter with Viv for keeping Danny's parentage a secret for so long. Tracy and Steve go to court. The judge gives them a hearing date of 9th September but recommends they sort out their differences for Amy's sake. Fiz is knackered from working at the kennels as well as the factory but she refuses to give in as she knows it would please Maria. Fred tells Bev he's had enough of work-shy Shelley and he's going to throw her out. Mike is about to tell Danny the truth when Penny stops him. It's fight night and Mad Dog Maddocks and Ashley prepare for their boxing match. When Claire finds out the fight's still going ahead she's furious and insists Les drives her there so she can stop the fight.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tracy and Steve take their custody battle to court; Claire frets over Ashley's growing dedication to the big fight; while Mike struggles with a shock announcement.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,300,000 viewers (2nd place).
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