Episode 5430
Episode 5430
Production code P694/5430
ITV transmission date 29th January 2003 (Wednesday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Story editor Jane Hudson
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
David Millard
Writer Catherine Hayes
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Duncan Foster
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 27th January 2003
Next episode 31st January 2003


Everyone is shocked by Audrey's outburst at the funeral. Doreen tells Audrey that she spoiled the funeral. Ken feels very low and decides he's going to resign from teaching before they sack him - his hearing is on Friday. Kevin is suspicious when he hears how Craig wrote his name as "Craig Harris" on his school book. He remembers the wallet incident with the name "Tommy Harris". Ashley and Doreen go to Ashley's house to clear out Maxine's clothes but Ashley can't face it. He can't even bring himself to go inside. Harry is auctioning off a signed Manchester United football to raise funds to buy something in commemoration of Maxine. Doreen decides that she will move back in with Derek and give their relationship another try. Gail accuses Audrey of trying to wreck her marriage. Audrey is in tears. Despite Roy's reluctance to expand the café, Ciaran gives him a written business proposal. Ashley says that he will go back to work part-time. Fred agrees to help out in the butchers shop and with babysitting. Spider gives Norris a dressing-down for the stress he's caused Emily by spreading vile rumours about Richard. Matt Ramsden phones to speak to Ashley. He refuses to talk to Matt and Fred wants to know why.


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  • TV Times synopsis: A voice from Ashley's past makes him question the future of his family. Ken's future hangs in the balance.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 15,080,000 viewers (5th place).
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