Episode 5251
Episode 5251
Production code P694/5251
ITV transmission date 17th April 2002 (Wednesday)
Script editor Kim Crowther
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Darren Fairhurst
Jane Hudson
Gareth Philips
Writer David Lane
Designer Julian Perkins
Director David Kester
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 16th April 2002
Next episode 19th April 2002


Ashley agrees to go with Maxine to collect the baby. Gail receives an early phone call telling her Matt has left for good. Sally is sulking about how everything always goes wrong for her. Rita tells her to use this as a chance to make a fresh start. Eve receives a mystery phone call and when Fred questions her she says it was the brewery. Richard is regretting the offer of letting Martin stay. Peter asks Sally if the fire was an insurance scam - this angers both Sally and Kevin. Ken is told that Charlie has resigned and beams when he is asked if he would like to stay. Ashley won't hold the baby when they go to collect him. The insurance assessor talks to Sally about the stock. Tensions mount at the Platts' house, so Kevin invites Martin to stay at his flat. Maxine decides to choose the baby's name from Fred's family tree. Ashley storms out angry with Maxine saying the name doesn't make the baby his. Sally tells Rita she was right and it is time to make a new start. Ashley tells Maxine that he wants a paternity test.


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