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Episode 4593 (12th April 1999)

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Episode 4593
Episode 4593
Production code P694/4593
ITV transmission date 12th April 1999 (Monday)
Script editor Pamela Woods
Story editor David Lane
Story associates Di Burrows
Steve Hughes
Mariam Vossough
Nick West
Writer David Lane
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer David Hanson
Previous episode 11th April 1999
Next episode 14th April 1999


Roy wants Gail as his best man but Hayley insists that he chooses a man for the job as per tradition so he asks Martin. Alison is furious when she discovers Kevin has been back all weekend but hasn't called her. Martin guesses that Leanne has had an abortion and tells Nick it's nothing to be ashamed of. Kevin discovers someone has been sleeping in the garage. Mike panics when Alma suggests she accompanies him on his "business trip" to London. He puts her off by saying he'll be travelling around. Natalie rows with Kevin for disappearing and letting the business down. Leanne is touched when Les gives her flowers and is upset over the baby. She is amazed when Nick tells her that she shouldn't dwell on the baby and must start thinking about emigrating. Curly tells Kevin he can stay at No.7. They lay in wait at the garage and find Tyrone breaking in to sleep there. Leanne can't cope with Gail's sympathy and annoys Nick by telling her that she had an abortion. Gail is shocked when Leanne yells at her that her "sensitive" son was so keen for her to abort he paid for her to go private.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Gail discovers the truth about Leanne, and Kevin finds that not everyone is pleased to see him.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,760,000 viewers (2nd place - combined figure including repeat).
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