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15/07/2009

Mike's having pre-wedding jitters, but Roy assures him it's perfectly natural. When Vicky appears, she takes Mike's breath away. Arriving at the register office, neither of them can wait to tie the knot.

Brenda tells Tom she's as ready as she'll ever be for this wedding. She can't help remembering her mum during the ceremony, but her reading (a carefully chosen "Let me not the marriage of true minds admit impediment...) passes without incident.

Afterwards, back in The Bull, spirits run high and speeches are made. However Brenda's still glad that it's over. She's not at all happy about her label as Vicky's new stepdaughter and Tom tells Roy all about her doubts. Clarrie discovers Brenda crying in the ladies' toilets and tells her she's been thinking of Betty, too.

Mike briefly notices Brenda's absence, but is more preoccupied with his new wife. When Tom and Brenda appear to see off the newlyweds, Vicky tells Brenda that she'd never try to replace her mum; it's a bit of a breakthrough for the pair of them. Vicky wants them to be like sisters and friends, but Brenda's still resistant. The married couple set off for honeymoon and all but Brenda think they'll be very happy.

Episode written by Joanna Toye.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 16 Jul 2009 14:00
BBC Radio 4 FM only
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