Episode 5590
Episode 5590
Production code P694/5590
ITV transmission date 26th September 2003 (Friday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Simon Stallworthy
Story editor Colin Steven
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Bryan Kirkwood
David Millard
Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Christine Marshall
Writer Sue Mooney
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Terry Dyddgen-Jones
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 24th September 2003
Next episode 28th September 2003


Audrey is appalled to hear that Martin is seeing Katy Harris. It's Katy's seventeenth birthday but she refuses to accept a present from Tommy and Angela. Secretly Katy starts eating sugar, biscuits and cake knowing that if she slips into a diabetic coma they will have to let her out to go to hospital. Steve is sick of all the flak he's getting from people who think he's done the dirty on Karen. Lucy is still hell-bent on revenge. Shelley isn't so keen. Between them they plaster the Bookies in posters saying Peter is a fraud and can't be trusted and have put an advert in the paper to the same affect. Peter turns up and has to close the shop. He is distraught. Shelley feels guilty. Mike interviews both Nick and Deirdre for the trainee manager position at Underworld. Martin tells Sarah about his relationship with Katy. Sarah is disgusted with him. Steve and Karen kiss passionately on the Street before disappearing into the flat. Eileen sees them and wonders what on earth is going on. Katy collapses and starts to slip into a diabetic coma. Les and Jack are beside themselves when they find the bookies closed and they can't place a bet as Les has been given a hot tip. Katy is taken away in an ambulance. Martin tries to see her but Tommy pushes him away telling him that all this is his fault.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Katy fights for her personal freedom; Martin's close ones are shocked by the new revelations; and Karen pursues her mad scheme, while husband Steve is branded a cheat.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,470,000 viewers (7th place).
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