Episode 5343
Episode 5343
Production code P694/5343
ITV transmission date 20th September 2002 (Friday)
Script editor Kim Crowther
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Maxine Evans
Jane Hudson
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Peter Mills
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tim O'Mara
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 18th September 2002
Next episode 22nd September 2002


Peter leaves for his reunion. Gail is worried when David comes home from school with a black eye. He admits to Sarah that one of the older boys hit him. Richard asks Curly for any news on the bail hostel but there's nothing yet. Roy tells Curly that he wants to object to the building of an amusement arcade. Curly tells him to get a petition together. Mike tries to get Dev to drop the charges against Joe - he refuses. The Police interview Geena and ask her who threw the first punch. Geena tells them it was Joe. Joe tells guilt-ridden Geena that she has just provided them with the evidence they need and that now he will be sent back to prison. Les regrets not accepting Toyah's offer of £250. He gets Kirk to tell Toyah that he needs the money for medical reasons. Despite not believing him, she gives Les the money anyway. Kirk thinks Fiz is really brainy, Fiz loves the attention. Les receives a letter from the council - they've found out that he's sub-letting and they're going to evict him.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Geena betrays Joe in the face of a return to prison. Les is shocked when he learns what the council has planned for him.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,950,000 viewers (8th place).
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