Congragulations were in order for geriatric Coronation Street sweethearts Rita and Dennis. The friends became engaged after they declared their love for each other when Dennis decided not to take the job in Birmingham as he'd miss Rita too much.
Good to see Philip Lowrie get a decent storyline for once - both the actor and his character have done little but smile benignly and twiddle their thumbs in the Rovers for months. Norris was, predictably, put out but was mollified when Rita, rather touchingly, asked him to be her best man at the wedding and make a speech.
Neurotic Anne was foaming even more at the mouth after discovering that the contract Carla signed for her son Frank had disappeared and she angrily accused Carla of stealing it so she could retain control of the factory - and also told this to the police.
Lewis got the sack from the Bistro after a £50 note went missing from the till, although he insisted his innocence. It later transpired he was right - it was Eva who had taken it out of the till and left an IOU note which no-one had seen. Lewis was hurt that even Audrey seemed to think he was guilty and, for once, snubbed her, hopping onto a bus, when she rushed over to apologise after finding out the truth.
Under questioning, Peter lied to the police that he had been at home all night on the night of Frank's murder but they had proof that he'd bought a bottle of whisky late that night. But it was Carla whom the police arrested for the murder ...
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