Episode 5306
Episode 5306
Production code P694/5306
ITV transmission date 19th July 2002 (Friday)
Script editor Kim Crowther
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Darren Fairhurst
Jane Hudson
Writer Martin Allen
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tony Prescott
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 17th July 2002
Next episode 21st July 2002


Karen gets a job working at the trendy furniture shop Elevation. She buys a sofa for £1800 instead of £2000 using her 10% staff discount but Steve is furious. Richard tells Martin that they no longer need his maintenance for the kids. Martin is offended and says that he insists on paying his dues. Richard is looking at moving house to something bigger. David tells Martin, Martin rows with Richard as he thinks he's trying to come between him and the kids. Maxine tries to talk Derek into having Doreen back. Derek refuses and gives Doreen his wedding ring saying he won't be needing it. Rosie goes on at Sally again about not being able to go to Spain. Sally feels so guilty that she tells Gail she's almost tempted to accepts Kevin's offer and have him back. Gail tells her it would be wrong as it would be a loveless relationship. Betty visits again. She admits to Emily that she doesn't like it in Wimbledon. It's obvious Caroline doesn't want her and she misses her friends. Doreen has nowhere to live. Maxine and Ashley are forced to tell her that she's welcome to stay as long as she likes. Ashley is distraught at the idea.


Regular castEdit

Guest castEdit



  • TV Times synopsis: Karen refuses to tell Steve about her job interview. Martin steps in to defend his relationship with his children before it's too late.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,790,000 viewers (5th place).
July 2002 episodes
Mon 1st (1 2) • Wed 3rdFri 5thSun 7thMon 8thWed 10thFri 12thSun 14thMon 15th
Wed 17thFri 19thSun 21stMon 22ndFri 26thSun 28thMon 29thWed 31st

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.