Brian is confused as Gail is agitated and snappy. The Barlows go to court to have Tracy's name changed. Ivy is sorry to see Ian Latimer go. Audrey makes sure he knows that he will never be welcome in Weatherfield again. The judge grants the adoption to go ahead. Tracy is thrilled that her name is now "Barlow". Alan tells Rita about his assault charge, telling her that he feels she has a right to know this as he wants to see more of her. She is pleased and they spend the afternoon together in the Goyt Valley. Gail rushes to the airport in time to see Ian. She begs him not to go or to take her with him. She becomes hysterical, to his embarrassment. He tells her whatever they had is definitely over. She watches his plane go. Gail breaks down and tells Brian that she's not going to Australia - it was all a dream. She is surprised when he comforts her and says they don't have to emigrate.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.15pm to allow for World Cup coverage.
  • TV Times synopsis: As Ian Latimer prepares to return 'down under', Brian and Gail are given an appointment at Australia House…
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 12,600,000 viewers (4th place).
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