Kate offers Rana an invitation to Aidan's birthday brunch in the bistro but, as Zeedan watches on, his wife refuses. Robert pretends that Tyrone's urine sample for the boxing tournament has been upset and asks for another in its place, planning to substitute it with his own. Eva wishes Shona luck in her fight with Maria. David tells Shona to redirect her mail and watches on in the cafe as Alya thanks Josh for his efforts with the tournament. He makes snide comments, puzzling Alya. Carla is late for the brunch, with the good news that she's gained a big order for the factory. Kevin and Tyrone have heard from Steph that Andy burnt down their garage under pressure from Phelan. Hope has a late appointment for an assessment, but at the same time as the tournament. Aidan is touched to get a present of socks from Summer. The factory starts to prepare for production tomorrow. Eva wishes Aidan well. Tyrone pulls out of the tournament to go to Hope's assessment. David overhears and offers to take his place fighting Gary but Josh refuses. Ali, Josh, Beth, Kirk, Chesney, Gary, Sarah, Jude, Mary, Robert, Rana, Steve, Alya, Yasmeen and Zeedan gather for the tournament. Steve runs a book. Josh acts as both referee and MC and introduces Alya to make an emotional speech thanking everyone for their attendance. The two swap looks, noticed by Rana. Shona and Maria box. Fiz and Tyrone are upbeat about the assessment process but suddenly realise that Hope stole a play doll from the surgery. Fiz grows despondent again. Shona wins her fight. David turns up for tournament. Ali admits he can't stop him taking part. The preparations at the factory are completed and Carla sends Aidan off for champagne, annoying Kate with her bossy attitude. Robert easily beats Zeedan, far out-classing the younger man as everyone watches in admiration. Gary worries about fighting David. Carla hands Aidan his birthday gift - a formal transfer certificate of title to the factory. The family are stunned by her generosity but Aidan is uneasy. Josh taunts David in-between rounds and he comes out raining blows down on Gary. Out of control, he carries on after the bell had rung as Gary collapses to the ground. Ali attends to him and asks for someone to call an ambulance.


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  • Last appearance of Chesney Brown until 13th July 2018.
  • The scenes at the boxing tournament were recorded at the Salford Lad's Club in the Ordsall district of the city, situated on the corner of Saint Ignatius Walk and the real-life Coronation Street.
  • Kate Waters was credited as the Fight Arranger on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: David releases his pent-up anger in the boxing ring; Carla presents Aidan with a birthday surprise; and Mary offers a solution to Jude's dilemma.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 8,455,000 viewers (3rd place).
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