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Episode 5000
Episode 5000
Production code P694/5000
ITV transmission date 11th March 2001 (Sunday)
Script editor Nick Malmholt
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Kathleen Beedles
Darren Fairhurst
Gareth Philips
Josie Burke
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Susan Wilkins
Designer Julian Perkins
Director John Anderson
Executive Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 9th March 2001
Next episode 12th March 2001


Dev persuades Deirdre that she should go to the custody hearing and support Ken. Martin tells David that he wants him to go shopping with him after school. David is disappointed as he wanted to help Sam at the garage. Maxine is upset to find that she's still not pregnant. At the custody hearing, Mike and Ken are at loggerheads both making snide comments across the courtroom. To everyone's surprise, Adam turns up at the court. He isn't allowed into the hearing but the Court Welfare Officer, Tom Bowden, has a chat with him and tells him that his preference as to who he wants to live with will be taken into consideration. Maxine is hurt when she finds out that Emma and Charlie had a girly night in the night before and she wasn't invited. Ryan breaks into No.7 and starts helping himself to booze. Emma arrives home and is shocked to find Ryan there. He has a tyre iron on him and threatens Emma with it. Emma tries to get the tyre iron off him but he is too quick for her. He pins her to the floor holding the tyre iron to her throat. The Judge grants an interim residence order to Mike Baldwin. Adam is going to live with Mike. Ken is devastated. Emma eventually manages to talk Ryan round. He ends up sobbing, drops the chisel and runs out of the back door just as Charlie is letting herself in. Emma is in shock. She tells Charlie that she's not going to report Ryan as she feels that she owed him one, and his family. Charlie thinks she's mad. Ken says a painful goodbye to Adam when Mike comes to collect him.


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  • This, the programme's 5000th edition, was a special hour-long episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Ken and Mike fight for custody of Adam; and Ryan's reign of terror over Emma reaches a climax.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,460,000 viewers (4th place).
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