Episode 5488
Episode 5488
Production code P694/5488
ITV transmission date 21st April 2003 (Monday - Part 2)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Jane Hudson
Story editor Colin Steven
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Josie Burke
Nazrin Choudhury
Bryan Kirkwood
Jane Pearson
Writer Daran Little
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tony Prescott
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 21st April 2003
Next episode 25th April 2003


Bev tries to chat up Roy but to no avail. She tells Roy that she's lonely - he suggests she gets a dog! To Tony and Merle's horror, Jason turns up saying that he's left his mum and has come to live with them. Les is delighted when Steve gives him his job back at Street Cars. Eileen tracks Jason down to Merle's house. She and Tony have a huge row. Jason is disgusted with them and storms out. Bev holds a lock-in at the Rovers but it's girls only. Shelley warns Deirdre that she thinks Tracy is going to end up getting hurt by Dev. She explains that Tracy thinks he's going to propose to her and that Dev has told Peter that it's just a casual relationship. Karen and Janice get drunk at the pub lock-in. Karen admits to Janice that she still loves Steve and starts to cry. Jason arrives back at Tony's house only to find that he and Eileen are still rowing. Tony changes his mind and tells Jason he's very welcome to stay. Eileen pleads with him to come home but he chooses to stay with his dad. Bev tells Maria what she thinks of her - she tells her that she's lazy, useless and looks like a constipated spaniel. Maria calls Bev a slut and quits her job. Shelley tries to get her to change her mind but Maria is adamant.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Bev Unwin: "Is it your birthday?"
Roy Cropper: "No, no, it's not my birthday"
Bev Unwin: "It could be."
Roy Cropper: "'No, no. My birthday's in September... 21st. The anniversary of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army defeating the English at the Battle of Prestonpans, 1745."


Bev Unwin: "Do you mind if I say something? I want to apologise to you. You see, when you said you were teetotal well, I've never had a high opinion of men who don't drink but meeting you has changed my opinion. You're obviously a very kind man... a very considerate man. I doubt your wife knows how lucky she is. My husband passed on and life can get lonely.
Roy Cropper: "Have you considered getting a dog?"
Bev Unwin: "'No, I haven't. You see, I prefer a man to cuddle up to."
Roy Cropper: "I think you would be better off with a dog."

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