A quarter of a century later,Mark is due to marry girlfriend Jo. Betty,who has given Mark the love she once reserved for Craze, is doubly shocked as not only are the young couple moving to Australia but she suspects that Jo, who is adopted, may be Moira and Craze's daughter. Jo introduces her to Ingrid,who is her real birth mother, through whom she re-encounters Moira - on the day of Mark's wedding. Moira delivers some home truths about Craze's dishonesty and adultery which Betty refuses to accept, climbing up onto the roof of her house until Moira has gone. A crowd gathers but she is eventually rescued by Donald,who tells her he knew all about Craze and tolerated it because it made Betty happy,which is all he ever wanted because,although he was not one for romantic gestures, he truly loved her. Betty comes to appreciate the difference between passion and love and, after the wedding, goes for a romantic air-balloon trip with Donald.
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Did You Know?
Betty claims that Craze was shot "over thirty years ago" but Craze was shot in 1959, the year 'Room At the Top' and 'Some Like It Hot' were at the cinema. Also, the second part is clearly set 25 and not 30 years on, as the Miners' Strike ended in 1984. See more
[Donald has demonstrated his love for Betty by organising a surprise hot-air balloon flight after their son's wedding
As I looked into Donald's eyes, I realised that he *did* love me. His crime was not to show it. Craze was passionate and he woke a passion up in me. But maybe that's not love. Maybe true love is, as Donald puts it, hanging in there when you know you're not wanted, being there for your other half - whatever. What I know is, for the first time in years, I feel a glimmer...
Dedication by Kay Mellor
in closing credits: "For Mum. This was your story." See more