Episode 5424
Episode 5424
Production code P694/5424
ITV transmission date 20th January 2003 (Monday - Part 2)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Jane Hudson
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
David Millard
Writer David Lane
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Ian Bevitt
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 20th January 2003
Next episode 22nd January 2003


Maria tells Toyah that she's pregnant. Toyah has no idea that the baby is John's. Peter calls to see Lucy. She tells him leave as she can't bear to be hurt again. Norris fusses round Emily. He tries to fit a safety chain to the door. Sunita gives Ciaran a piece of her mind regarding Shelley but later she apologises and invites Ciaran to her flat for supper. They get on really well, Sunita asks him to stay and they kiss. Betty is shocked when Maria says she's going to have a termination. Sunita persuades Shelley that she's been a bit hard on Peter over his friendship with Ciaran. Shelley agrees and tells Peter that although she doesn't approve, he can still be friends with Ciaran. Gail and Richard call to see Emily. Richard is relieved when Emily says she can't remember a thing about her attacker. Toyah tells John that Maria is pregnant. Archie manages to get Ashley to talk about Maxine's funeral arrangements. John calls round to see Maria. She tells him that the baby is his. He accuses Maria of sleeping around and she slaps him across the face. Toyah arrives home but doesn't suspect anything.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Norris Cole: "There are those born to use their hands and those born to use their brains."
Emily Bishop: "I presume you consider yourself amongst the latter?"
Norris Cole: "I do pride myself on taking a cerebral approach to life, yes."

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