It's the week of the Royal Wedding, and CID is under pressure to keep the streets quiet. Realising she is stuck here for now, Alex is desperate for escapism. She goes on a date with a handsome Thatcherite and makes contact with her mother, Caroline. As bombs threaten to ruin Charles and Diana's big day, Gene needs Alex to stop being distracted and acknowledge this world has the power to hurt.
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This episode was produced by Kudos Film & Television for BBC One. See more
The calendar wall chart created by Alex shows her date of arrival as Monday 20 July 1981; she implies that her parents will be killed in a car crash on Saturday 10 October 1981. See more
DCI Gene Hunt
Personally I have no desire whatsoever to see your boney, privately educated bottoms but it's good for morale.
Written by Kevin Rowland
and Kevin Archer
Performed by Dexys Midnight Runners See more