Episode 5186
Production code P694/5186
ITV transmission date 1st January 2002 (Tuesday - Part 1)
Script editor Kim Moore
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Darren Fairhurst
Jane Hudson
Gareth Philips
Writer Phil Ford
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Colin Cant
Executive Producer Jane Macnaught
Previous episode 31st December 2001
Next episode 1st January 2002


Les tries one last time to talk Janice into giving it another go but she is adamant that she wants a divorce. Anita Scott turns up in the Rovers and lavishes compliments on Ken about his writing skills. Peter is cynical. Les asks Vik if he can do a shift on the taxis as he's nothing else to do this New Year's Eve. Vik agrees. Dev tells Geena that he doesn't want to wait until July to get married and he wants to do it in the next month. Geena is very happy. Charlie and Ashley are talking about things that they've regretted doing when they've been drunk. Maxine and Matt just stare at each other. Eileen sees Janice's new bag and tells Janice that Dennis originally bought it for her. Janice is gutted. Janice goes for a curry with Toyah and Sam. Les drives his taxi to a piece of waste ground, finds a hosepipe and tries to top himself. Dennis sets off on his bike, finds Les unconscious, puts him in the passenger seat and sets off driving the taxi to hospital. On the way they have a head on collision with another car.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm
  • Richard Hammatt was credited as the Stunt Co-Ordinator and Paul Bickers as the Vehicle Co-Ordinator on this episode.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les reaches the end of his tether - with tragic consequences. Dev makes Geena an offer she can't refuse.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,970,000 viewers (8th place).
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