Episode 5422
Episode 5422
Production code P694/5422
ITV transmission date 19th January 2003 (Sunday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Jane Hudson
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
Writer David Lane
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Eugene Ferguson
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 17th January 2003
Next episode 20th January 2003


The police let Ashley know that they've charged Ade with Maxine's murder. Blanche points out to Ken that if he represents Ade the locals won't like it. Ken says that he has to as something is telling him that Ade is innocent. Doreen and Audrey reminisce about what a lovely girl Maxine was. Emma calls round to the Rovers where Ashley is staying and gives him Maxine's wedding ring back. Ashley breaks down. Richard gets a call to tell him that one of his clients has died. He will get £23,000 from the equity release scheme. He realises that he need never have tried to murder Emily. The guilt is really getting to Richard. Maria is using a pregnancy testing kit and Fiz finds out. Ciaran confesses to Peter that he's done a runner from the Navy as he was caught in bed with the skipper's wife and he in turn gave the skipper a kicking. Peter confesses to Ciaran that he had an affair with Lucy and that he's in love with both Shelley and Lucy. Maria's pregnancy test is positive. She confesses to Fiz that the baby is John's.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Maria makes a shocking discovery. Richard reaches the end of his tether when he realises his crimes could have been avoided.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,320,000 viewers (4th place).
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