Episode 4312
Episode 4312
Production code P694/4312
ITV transmission date 7th December 1997 (Sunday)
Story/Script editor Ann McManus
Story associates Di Burrows
Gareth Roberts
Mariam Vossough
Matthew Westwood
Writer Catherine Hayes
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Kay Patrick
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 5th December 1997
Next episode 8th December 1997


Zoe assures the Malletts that she hasn't come to cause trouble, just to see Katie. The party guests leave as it's obvious Judy is preoccupied. Des is taken by surprise when Ritchie jumps him and smashes him into the pavement. Les sees the assault and fights Ritchie off Des. Jack is horrified when Renee Turnbull tracks him down to return his shoe, still thinking he's called Ken. Zoe is horrified when Judy tells her that she can't see Katie again as she doesn't want her growing up confused. Zoe feels that the money makes no difference; Katie is hers. Gary throws her out. Vera is alarmed when she sees Renee all over Jack in the pub. She tells her to keep her hands off her husband. Samantha is surprised when Ritchie calls on her. He accuses her of leading on all the men she meets. She feels threatened by his presence when he tells her that he's shown Des who's boss. He begs her to give him a chance to prove he's better for her than Des. Sally tells Rita that she's been seeing Chris but assures her the girls are her first priority. Rita tells her that she's got nothing to be ashamed of. Samantha makes Ritchie see that she'll never love him and there's no future for them. Bloodied Des comforts her. When Judy tells Gary she wants to run away, he suggests they go to live with his brother Shane in Newcastle.


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