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Episode 5370 (28th October 2002)

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Episode 5370
Episode 5370
Production code P694/5370
ITV transmission date 28th October 2002 (Monday - Part 2)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Nick West
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Jane Hudson
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Jayne Hollinson
Designer Julian Perkins
Director John Anderson
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 28th October 2002
Next episode 30th October 2002


Ken is guilt-ridden and offers his resignation to Miss Johnson. Gail takes Bethany in to the hospital to see Sarah. She cries as she realises how much Bethany means to her. Richard has another meeting with his bank manager, Keith Greenacre, who demands that Richard starts paying off his debts even sooner. Richard is feeling the pressure. Ken tells Deirdre what he's done. She tells him that hitting Aidan was understandable but Ken can't forgive himself. Peter tells Ken how he hit his ex-wife Jessica once and that you have to learn from your mistakes. Ken becomes a local hero as everyone agrees that Ade deserved a good thump. Roy is still camping outside the Corner Shop. Candice visits Sarah and they make up. Gail finds out that Richard has had another meeting with Chris Melton. She goes berserk with Richard. He breaks down and apologises for being a useless husband and father. Gail comforts him and assures him she loves him. The police turn up and arrest Ken. Aidan has made a complaint against him for assault occasioning actual bodily harm.


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  • First appearance of Jack Duckworth since 8th July 2002 as William Tarmey underwent a heart bypass operation on 26th June.
  • Beginning with this episode the end-credits switched to an ITV standardised full-screen with blue background, matching other ITV programmes of the time.
  • TV Times synopsis: Ken faces the consequences of his violent actions. Richard realises he must pursue his alternative plan to the end.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,270,000 viewers (2nd place).
October 2002 episodes
Wed 2ndFri 4thSun 6th • Mon 7th (1 2) • Wed 9thFri 11thSun 13th • Mon 14th (1 2)
Fri 18thSun 20th • Mon 21st (1 2) • Wed 23rdFri 25thSun 27th • Mon 28th (1 2) • Wed 30th

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