Episode 5440
Episode 5440
Production code P694/5440
ITV transmission date 14th February 2003 (Friday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Jane Hudson
Story editor Colin Steven
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
David Millard
Writer Mark Wadlow
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tony Prescott
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 12th February 2003
Next episode 16th February 2003


Steve buys Karen a necklace for Valentine's Day and a heart-shaped helium balloon. He tries to persuade her to take the morning off but she refuses saying that she has to set an example in her new job. Karen promises to be home on time. Dev sends Tracy a £100 bouquet from Lucy's Florist. Tracy is impressed. Janice tries to warn Les that he'll be receiving something life-changing through the post. Les gets the wrong end of the stick. He thinks it's a Valentine's card and that Janice wants to get back together. Janice receives a dozen red roses, she thinks they're from Mick but later finds out they're from Les. She dumps them in the bin. Peter spots Lucy delivering flowers in the Street. He goes to talk to her but she ignores him and drives off. Peter is hurt. Karen has to give Fiz a ticking-off for the standard of her work. She manages to curb her temper and handles the situation well. Joe is pleased. Todd and Sarah end up eating chips on the bench when they find their restaurant has double-booked them. Candice enjoys taking the mickey. Roy tells Hayley that he's decided that he's going to try and buy next door and double the size of the cafe rather than let Ciaran get his hands on it. Mick takes Janice to Valandro's and asks her to move in with him. Ciaran tells Shelley that Peter wants him to be his best man at the wedding. Karen is late home. Steve sneaks into the factory expecting to find her at it with Joe but is surprised to find her doing some paperwork. Janice tells Les that she's started divorce proceedings. Les is devastated.


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  • TV Times synopsis: There's a Valentine's Day surprise for Les; Janice is stunned by Mick's proposal; and Steve's jealousy comes back to haunt him.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,290,000 viewers (3rd place).
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