The rescue operation enters the night and the villagers are becoming frustrated by how long the emergency services are taking. Suddenly, voices are heard from the wreckage, and the hopes of those present grow. The Dingles are overwhelmed with relief when Butch is brought out from the wreckage. Emily tells him that they've been blessed. The P.C. Gemmell questions Alan and Viv about the accident. Viv blames the whole crash on Pete. Jack suggests to Chris that he is only present so that he can work out a press statement, seeing that it was his vehicles that were involved in the accident. Chris fears the worst when a lifeless blonde woman is brought off the bus, but is it Kathy? And he reacts angrily when a department of transport investigator tries to question him.


Regular cast

Guest cast



  • The credits roll over a shot of the emergency services continuing the cleanup operations. Much like the previous episode, the theme tune was also omitted.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,250,000 viewers (8th place).
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