Episode 5301
Episode 5301
Production code P694/5301
ITV transmission date 10th July 2002 (Wednesday)
Script editor Kim Crowther
Gareth Philips
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Darren Fairhurst
Jane Hudson
Writer Daran Little
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Ian Bevitt
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 8th July 2002
Next episode 12th July 2002


Blanche tells Deirdre that Archie has finished with her. She sobs her heart out. Rita offers Sally two weeks' work at The Kabin filling in for Norris while he's at the Commonwealth Games. Sally says it's the best birthday present possible. Audrey realises that her working for Archie hasn't affected her business. Richard tells Rita and Audrey that he's helping Nick out with his air fare. Deirdre tells Archie how upset Blanche is at their splitting up but he won't change his mind. Deirdre and Ken leave for London to see Tracy. Betty visits again. She says she's sold her house. Kevin plans a birthday surprise for the following day for Sally. Rita tells Richard she'd like some financial advice regarding her savings. Doreen finally admits to Maxine and Ashley that she's left Derek and doesn't want to go back. Blanche talks to Betty about feeling old. Betty admits to Blanche that she hasn't any friends in Wimbledon and spends her time doing Caroline's cleaning. Todd is depressed. He misses Sarah and doesn't know what he wants from life any more. Peter and Shelley call on Blanche. As Blanche rushes to answer a phone call she thinks is from Archie she trips, falls down the stairs and bangs her head. Fred feels that Lillian Spencer and her family are taking over, however he needn't worry as Lillian gets a phone call offering her a better job in Marple. Lillian and her children pack up and leave.


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