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Episode 5173
Episode 5173
Production code P694/5173
ITV transmission date 13th December 2001 (Thursday)
Script editor Kim Moore
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Darren Fairhurst
Jane Hudson
Gareth Philips
Writer Susan Wilkins
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Philip Wood
Executive Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 12th December 2001
Next episode 14th December 2001


Dennis suggests to Janice that they should move to Sheffield and make a new start. After some persuasion Janice agrees so long as Toyah doesn't object. Geena goes to see the Bank Manager but finds out she's out of her depth. Dev offers to go into partnership with her - he will put up the collateral but she can run the business. Geena agrees. Sally and Eileen go for a night on the town. Les runs them home in his cab and Eileen invites him in for a nightcap. Eileen kisses Les on the cheek in a friendly way but he reads too much into it and leaves her house in a hurry. Luke Ashton continues to avoid Charlie, to her annoyance. Fiz moves into Jack and Vera's house while they're away in Blackpool. Tyrone is worried that they'll find out. Having Fred and Eve living with them is starting to drive Maxine mad, especially when they announce that they're staying an extra week because the decorators have discovered some rising damp.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les jumps to the wrong conclusion after a night out with Eileen, and Maxine feels the strain of living with Fred and Eve.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,620,000 viewers (9th place - combined figure including repeat).
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