Episode 5340
Episode 5340
Production code P694/5340
ITV transmission date 16th September 2002 (Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Kim Crowther
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Maxine Evans
Jane Hudson
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Joe Turner
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tim O'Mara
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 15th September 2002
Next episode 16th September 2002


Richard buys a car so the family have wheels again. It's Maxine's first day back at work since having the baby. She feels guilty at leaving him. Peter tells a delighted Shelley that he's booking them a holiday in Mexico. Toyah's Chair is going to be exhibited in the College Art Exhibition and Fiz, Kirk and Les find out. Joe cons Naveen Alahan into buying the knicker order originally meant for him and makes him pay cash. Naveen is furious when he realises what's happened. Sarah is angry when she finds out that Candice has invited Aidan to the cinema. Naveen tells Dev to stay out of his business in future. Audrey takes David ten-pin bowling. While she's out Richard uses the copy keys to let himself into Audrey's house. He turns one of her ornaments round slightly and turns on her radio. Dev tells Geena that last Monday when Joe said he had a bad stomach he was actually breaking into a warehouse stealing underwear. Geena confronts Joe and is shocked when he is angry with Dev for telling her.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Richard begins to pursue his evil plan. Joe finds out who stitched him up and goes on the warpath.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,910,000 viewers (1st place).
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