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Episode 5420
Episode 5420
Production code P694/5420
ITV transmission date 15th January 2003 (Wednesday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Jane Hudson
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Jan McVerry
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Eugene Ferguson
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 13th January 2003
Next episode 17th January 2003


The police interrogate Ashley over Maxine's death. Rita and Norris keep a vigil by Emily's bed. She's still critical. Police and reporters swarm all over the Street, questioning everybody. A distraught Fred and Doreen look after baby Joshua. Richard does his best to behave as normally as possible. Dev tells Roy that he's not going ahead with the amusement arcade. Steve tells Peter that he's taken the house off the market. Gail and Richard are interviewed by two detectives; Richard mentions Aidan and his scuffle with Ashley at the Rovers on the night. Fred closes the pub for the day as mark of respect. Audrey is devastated to hear of Maxine's death. The police raid the squat and arrest Aidan. They find the bag of stolen items from No.4 which Richard planted. Aidan protests his innocence but is led away. Ashley is released on bail. Richard sees Ade being frogmarched from the squat and put into a police car.


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  • Tracy Shaw makes a cameo appearance as Maxine Peacock in a scene showing footage taken on a camcorder.
  • TV Times synopsis: The residents try to come to terms with the murder, and the investigation closes in on the prime suspects.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 16,750,000 viewers (2nd place).
January 2003 episodes
Wed 1stFri 3rdSun 5th • Mon 6th (1 2) • Wed 8thFri 10thSun 12th • Mon 13th (1 2) • Wed 15th
Fri 17thSun 19th • Mon 20th (1 2) • Wed 22ndFri 24thSun 26th • Mon 27th (1 2) • Wed 29thFri 31st

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