Episode 4950
Episode 4950
Production code P694/4950
ITV transmission date 17th December 2000 (Sunday)
Script editor Nick Malmholt
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Kathleen Beedles
Darren Fairhurst
Daran Little
Writer David Lane
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Brian Mills
Executive Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 15th December 2000
Next episode 18th December 2000


Martin comes round to see Gail and tells her what Sarah did. In her determination to become a "good parent", Maxine pours out all their alcohol. Ken tells Deirdre that it is not likely that Peter will move out before Christmas. It's Tyrone's eighteenth birthday; Maria gives him a watch and Kevin gives him a pay rise. Dev offers Deirdre the Corner Shop flat for Peter to move into, they hug and this is witnessed by Duggie. Sarah is convinced that no one will ever want to go out with her. Peter accepts the flat, but somewhat reluctantly. Liz is also unhappy about this, she would rather see him move away completely. Tyrone and Maria have a special meal together, Maria has also booked them into a hotel for the night, but just as they are checking-in Tyrone runs away. Gail asks Martin to come round for Christmas dinner, but he has to work. Liz is offered the position of bar manager when the Rovers becomes the Boozy Newt. Linda convinces the men to speak to Natalie about buying the Rovers. She agrees, subject to contract.


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  • This was the 526th and final episode to be directed by Brian Mills, the most prolific and longest-serving person to fulfil that role on the programme.
  • TV Times synopsis: Liz's dreams are shattered. Tyrone spoils Maria's plans for a romantic evening.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,370,000 viewers (7th place - combined figure including repeat).
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