Episode 5527
Episode 5527
Production code P694/5527
ITV transmission date 16th June 2003 (Monday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Jane Hudson
Story editor Colin Steven
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Bryan Kirkwood
David Millard
Jane Pearson
Nazrin Choudhury
Writer Joe Turner
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Kay Patrick
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 15th June 2003
Next episode 18th June 2003


Ciaran makes it clear that he still fancies Sunita. He tells Sunita that he sent her a letter apologising and explaining everything. Sunita doesn't believe him as she never received it. Sunita asks both Dev and Ciaran to leave as she feels confused. Later Ciaran lets himself back in saying he's nowhere to stay. Sunita lets him have the sofa. Ashley is ashamed that he beat up Gary Jenkinson as he realises that Gary was simply jealous. Ashley apologises to Claire for thinking that she was in on his games. Dev is shocked to see Ciaran coming out of Sunita's flat in the morning. He thinks that Sunita must have slept with him. Sunita is furious that Dev should make such an assumption. Dev apologises. Mike bluffs and tells the factory girls that they will be paid by Wednesday. They believe him and agree to work. Peter is slightly unnerved by Ciaran's return and asks Ciaran not to complicate his wedding arrangements with Shelley. Joe is delighted that Underworld is going under rapidly and soon Mike will be history. Dev admits to Sunita that Ciaran did send her a letter and he hid it from her. Dev gives her the letter. Sunita is furious with Dev and tells him there's no way she would marry him and storms out.


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Guest castEdit




  • First appearance of Sonia Marshall.
  • This episode was transmitted at 8.30pm to allow for an hour-long Emmerdale at 7.00pm.
  • TV Times synopsis: Sunita's anguish turns to shock when she discovers Dev's underhand tactics; and Joe's double-dealing makes Karen fearful.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,670,000 viewers (2nd place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Joe Carter: "This company is sinking fast and it's time for us to just sit back and admire our handiwork."

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