Episode 5230
Episode 5230
Production code P694/5230
ITV transmission date 12th March 2002 (Tuesday)
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 David Kester
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 11th March 2002
Next episode 15th March 2002


Martin is distant with Sally telling her that there is nothing left to say. Les is still pretending that he is seeing Sandra Milligan. Sarah and Gail are distraught that the council is planning to shut down the local crèche. Mike plans an open day at the factory. Curly promises to look into the crèche situation for Sarah, but when he simply reiterates council policy, Gail and Sarah are unimpressed. Curly is upset that he couldn't help. Sally is fed up of Martin acting like a spoilt child. Vik is still convinced that something bad has happened to Hazel. Despite Steve's advice Vik goes round to Hazel's house looking for her. Fiz makes her own design of bustier in the factory and when Mike catches her he tells her it would only sell in a joke shop and that this is her final warning. Martin and Sally call a truce, but it is clear that things are far from settled between them. Les pretends to Toyah that he has stepped aside to let Sandra give her marriage another go. Toyah is impressed by this noble gesture. Hazel tells Vik that she has no intention of leaving John and that things are definitely over between them. As Vik leaves, John Wilding is sitting in his car watching everything.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 8.00pm on a Tuesday to make way for Champions League football coverage in the programme's usual Wednesday slot.
  • TV Times synopsis: Les witholds the truth about his break-up with Sandra, and Fiz reveals her grand designs.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,670,000 viewers (11th place).
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