Episode 5423
Episode 5423
Production code P694/5423
ITV transmission date 20th January 2003 (Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Jane Hudson
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
David Millard
Writer Stephen Russell
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Ian Bevitt
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 19th January 2003
Next episode 20th January 2003


Maxine's dad Derek turns up at the Rovers. He's in a state of shock having just learned about Maxine's death. Ashley is completely distraught and finding it hard to cope. He worries that Joshua will be affected by all that's gone on. Emily comes out of hospital. Norris fusses round her. Peter tries to talk to Shelley about the holiday in Mexico but she's still very frosty with him. Maria confides in Betty that she's pregnant. Ken visits Ade. He tells Ken that he's being moved to a Young Offenders' Unit and he's scared. Richard sees Emily arrive home and feels sick. He's wracked with guilt. Emma tells Fred and Ashley that the pathologist has finished with Maxine's body so they can now arrange the funeral. Ashley can't face it. Ken calls to see Emily. She talks about Aidan saying how evil he is for what he's done. Ken feels guilty as he's representing Aidan. Gail insists that she and Richard should call to see Emily. Richard is absolutely dreading it but can't say anything. Toyah confronts Maria and Fiz as she can tell something is going on.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Aidan Critchley: "You're not gonna be sharing a room with some muscle-bound animal with tattoos on his face - unless that sounds like your missus?"
Ken Barlow: "'No, but it it does sound like the mother-in-law!"

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