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|ITV transmission date||2nd January 2002 (Wednesday)|
|Script editor||Kim Moore|
|Story editor||Nick West|
|Story associates|| Mark Bickerton|
|Executive Producer||Jane Macnaught|
|Previous episode||1st January 2002|
|Next episode||4th January 2002|
Dennis is in intensive care, Janice at his bedside. Toyah tells Janice about Les's attempted suicide. Janice is furious with Les and shouts at him. She blames him for Dennis's condition. Les is beside himself with guilt and shame. Fred and Eve move their belongings into the Rovers. Shelley tells Eve she's taking a job at the Rugby Club. Emma and Curly are hardly getting any sleep as Ben keeps crying. To their amazement Norris manages to get Ben off to sleep by singing to him. Dev shows Geena the tickets he's booked for their Tobago wedding. Vera goes to visit Julie Reardon, the policeman's wife with whom Terry had the affair to try and get her to tell truth but she pretends she's never heard of Terry. Matt and Maxine call a truce. Eileen goes to the hospital to see Dennis. She watches as the crash team try to revive him with Janice crying by his bedside. Dennis dies and both Janice and Eileen are distraught.
- Janice Battersby - Vicky Entwistle
- Toyah Battersby - Georgia Taylor
- Dennis Stringer - Charles Dale
- Shelley Unwin - Sally Lindsay
- Duggie Ferguson - John Bowe
- Eve Elliott - Melanie Kilburn
- Fred Elliott - John Savident
- Steve McDonald - Simon Gregson
- Norris Cole - Malcolm Hebden
- Sam Kingston - Scott Wright
- Eileen Grimshaw - Sue Cleaver
- Todd Grimshaw - Bruno Langley
- Dev Alahan - Jimmi Harkishin
- Geena Gregory - Jennifer James
- Jason Grimshaw - Ryan Thomas
- Les Battersby - Bruce Jones
- Curly Watts - Kevin Kennedy
- Emma Watts - Angela Lonsdale
- Emily Bishop - Eileen Derbyshire
- Vera Duckworth - Elizabeth Dawn
- Tyrone Dobbs - Alan Halsall
- Peter Barlow - Chris Gascoyne
- Matt Ramsden - Stephen Beckett
- Maxine Peacock - Tracy Shaw
- Kevin Webster - Michael Le Vell
- Doctor Kin - Rani Moorthy
- ICU Nurse - Maeve Larkin
- Nurse - Gloria Benjamin
- Julie Reardon - Julie Brown
- Coronation Street exterior
- Rovers Return Inn - Public and back room
- 7 Coronation Street - Downstairs rooms
- The Kabin
- Rosamund Street
- Weatherfield General - Intensive Care Unit, observation ward and corridor
- Unknown road in Weatherfield
- Julie Reardon's house - Living room
- Final appearance of Charles Dale as Dennis Stringer.
- The end credits to this episode are played with no theme music.
- TV Times synopsis: Janice keeps vigil by Dennis's bedside, while a desperate Vera turns detective.
- Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 13,900,000 viewers (3rd place).
- This episode was included in the Network DVD collection Coronation Street: The Best of 2000-2009, released on 31st October 2011.
|January 2002 episodes|
|Tue 1st (1 2) • Wed 2nd • Fri 4th • Sun 6th • Mon 7th • Wed 9th • Fri 11th • Sun 13th • Mon 14th
Wed 16th • Fri 18th • Sun 20th • Mon 21st • Wed 23rd • Fri 25th • Sun 27th • Mon 28th • Wed 30th