Episode 4316
Episode 4316
Production code P694/4316
ITV transmission date 14th December 1997 (Sunday)
Story/Script editor Ann McManus
Story associates Di Burrows
Jim O'Hanlon
Gareth Roberts
Mariam Vossough
Writer Peter Whalley
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Mike Adams
Producer Brian Park
Previous episode 12th December 1997
Next episode 15th December 1997


Gary hires a van and loads all he can from the house. Ashley pleads with Maxine to return home but she feels there's something going on between him and Zoe and tells him it's a straightforward choice. She is furious when he refuses to make Zoe homeless and tells him that they're finished. Fiona returns to the Street five months pregnant and wastes no time in telling Audrey that her business is not for sale. Gary is keen to get off to Newcastle but Judy keeps thinking of things that delay them. The Underworld girls have their Christmas party in the Rovers. Ida and Janice lead the raucous drinking. Natalie goes down with postural-hypotension and is taken home from the Rovers by Kevin, feeling sick. He is concerned for her. Samantha gets fed up of Les when he continues to letch at her and makes suggestive remarks. She refuses to serve him and Des tells him to keep away from her. Les is furious that Des is still against him even though he saved his life. Maxine is stunned when Ashley asks for her front-door key back. Zoe sees Gary loading Katie's things in the van and calls on him demanding to see her baby. He lets her into the house in Judy's absence and allows her to hold Katie. Sally is annoyed when Kevin misses seeing Rosie's nativity play. He arrives afterwards to explain he had to look after ill Natalie. Zoe demands to know where Gary is taking Katie but he refuses to tell her. Kevin is dismayed when Rosie refuses to forgive him for missing her play.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Angie Freeman: "Have you heard of Scrooge?"
Mike Baldwin: "Yeah, someone I've always admired - apart from that bit at the end when he goes all soft."

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