Episode 5180
Episode 5180
Production code P694/5180
ITV transmission date 24th December 2001 (Monday)
Script editor Kim Moore
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Darren Fairhurst
Jane Hudson
Gareth Philips
Writer Julie Gearey
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Garth Tucker
Executive Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 23rd December 2001
Next episode 25th December 2001


Tony Lawson approaches Richard again. He accuses Richard of acting illegally regarding his mother's house. Richard explains that he Equity Release Scheme which Tony's mother signed was perfectly legal. However, Richard is clearly rattled. Sheila and Wayne Hayes drop in to see Roy and Hayley who are delighted to see them. Gill Gregory pops into the Corner Shop to drop off Geena's Christmas presents as she thinks Dev and Geena are in Spain. Sunita unintentionally lets it slip that they haven't gone anywhere and Gill realises that she's been lied to. Gail and Richard leave for Canada. Karen and Eileen have a row in which Karen tells Eileen that the lease is almost up on No.11 and Steve's mother wants to sell the house. Eileen is devastated. Jack and Vera return from Blackpool. Terry phones and asks for more money. Jack arranges to meet him tomorrow with £5,000. Steve is furious with Karen, storms out and goes to spend the night at Vik and Bobbi's flat. Janice orders a taxi and Les picks her up. He drives round to Sam's flat and steers Janice inside. There's nobody there. Les tells Janice that he can't do without her and locks the door. Janice is petrified.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Les resorts to desperate measures, and things go from bad to worse for Eileen.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,060,000 viewers (10th place).
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