Episode 5318
Episode 5318
Production code P694/5318
ITV transmission date 11th August 2002 (Sunday)
Script editor Kim Crowther
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Maxine Evans
Jane Hudson
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer John Fay
Designer Julian Perkins
Director David Kester
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 9th August 2002
Next episode 12th August 2002


Fiz and Toyah try and cheer Maria up. After watching Sally, Kevin and the children, Doreen reflects on her own broken marriage. Eileen refuses to take her sofa back when the store try and return it to her. Les decides he may as well have it. Shelley is annoyed about the mess Peter and Ciaran have made, but quickly succumbs to Ciaran's charms. Kevin gets the girls to hide in the woods with no intention of going to find them. Sally thinks he's trying to get her on her own. Maria can't get in touch with Nick to find out whether he does have another girlfriend and becomes upset. Les and Kirk have a picnic outside on the sofa. Norris lets slip that Emily has plenty of old pennies. Maria loses her temper and throws her suitcase at the phone when Nick refuses to give her a straight answer. Shelley gets the impression that Ciaran is cracking on to her. Deirdre reads Ken's Hermione Fairfax story and is turned on. Kevin goes to kiss Sally but she pulls away, angry that he has ruined the day.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Maria tries to contact Nick in order to discover the truth, and Les levers his way into another freebie.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,480,000 viewers (5th place).
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