The coach continues its journey on the M6 motorway towards the Lake District while back in Weatherfield, George Searle stops Terry Ormerod ringing the police before they've properly checked with Mick the mechanic how far his work on the steering progressed. To Dickie's anger, Ray and Audrey flirt on the coach, although she feels uncomfortable with his attentions. Mick tells Searle that the job wasn't completed. Ormerod rings the police. After taking a vote, Ray persuades the driver to take an alternative route to the one previously given to the coach company and the communication given over the police radio is the wrong one. The coach arrives in Bowness-on-Windermere for a break and Annie is furious with Jack when he yells after her to see if she has a penny for the toilets. Ena and Minnie enjoy an ice cream while the Ogdens are about to row a boat when they are summoned back to the coach by Emily. The police try, in vain, to find the coach, watching all the roads on the original route. Ray gets the coach to stop off at a pub where the travellers collect a whip-round for drinks and have a sing-song while Ray takes Audrey off into the woods and to the water's edge. Dickie tries to find them. Val worries what will happen when he does and sends Ken after them. Dickie finds the two and a fight breaks out that Ken stops. The police receive a false report which takes them right past the coach's pub stop. Ormerod frets that the coach passengers might all be dead by now. The next stop is Brockhole where Annie and Jack bicker over the arrangements for their forthcoming clash of engagements with the LV's do and the regimental reunion while Elsie can't get her mind off the forthcoming court date. The coach sets off on its return journey with Ray stood in the aisle leading another sing-song and Audrey and Dickie not talking. It passes the police who set off in pursuit. The steering suddenly goes and the passengers are horrified as it veers across the road and crashes into a tree.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Minnie Caldwell (admiring the view across Lake Windermere): "It's not much like Coronation Street, is it, Ena?"
Ena Sharples: "It's only just outside Lancashire. All that lovely country we come through was Lancashire. You read about them cloth-heads in London that won't take jobs up 'ere because they think we're all mill chimneys. Bit of education wouldn't do 'em any 'arm."


Elsie Tanner: "I've done the solitude bit. I know what it's like. For twenty four hours it's great. Then you start wishin' somebody'd break the door down. An' if they don't you can always run out of fags. There's always a corner shop an' a pub an' some daft devil livin' next door!"

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