The Championship

Season 6, Episode 10
The Championship title card
Air date 3rd November 1996
Written by Jane Hollowood
Directed by Gerry Mill
Episode guide
Giving the Game Away
Who Needs Enemies?


A bus leaving Aidensfield after a quoits match veers off the road and crashes. Nick rushes to the scene when he discovers that Auntie Eileen and the baby are among the passengers.

Full SummaryEdit

It is time for the annual match for the coits championship between Aidensfield and Holinsby. Jack Abbott is playing for the Holinsby team and at the same time having an affair with his team captain's wife Annie. When his own pregnant wife Jean finds out by accident, she drives off in their car, and Jack has to go home on the team bus. Donald Smethwick loses control of the bus, which runs off the road and down a slope. Ruby has managed to patch up the relationship between Nick and Jo, and Jo has decided it is time to introduce him to her parents. Jo's mother is not pleased to learn that Nick is a village bobby and a widower with a daughter.


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Heartbeat - Series 6 - Episode 10 - The Championship

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