Episode 5605
Episode 5605
Production code P694/5605
ITV transmission date 17th October 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 John Fay
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Colin Cant
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 15th October 2003
Next episode 19th October 2003


Hayley explains to Roy that he is free to marry Tracy, as their own marriage isn't recognised. He would divorce Tracy immediately, but his rights over the baby would be guaranteed with a marriage licence, and his name on the baby's birth certificate. Martin gets Angela thinking when he tells her that Katy would love to talk to her. Jack tells Les that Barlow's Bookies have given odds of eleven to one on a dead-cert horse instead of eleven to ten. Les rushes off to place his bet, with an extra £50 that Ciaran has liberated from the till. Angela begins to talk to Katy, and is furious when Tommy shouts at her across the Street to stop. She thinks it's time he thought of her feelings that she's missing Katy. Roy explains his position to Tracy and proposes, with Hayley at his side. Tracy is incredulous and rejects the offer, slamming the door behind her. The dead-cert horse doesn't win - Shelley and Lucy had gleaned inside information which was why the odds were so good. Ciaran frets about the £50. Gail surprises Nick with her positive attitude, and later invites Candice for tea. Dev and Maya go for lunch at the Rovers. Maya takes a call from her married boyfriend, and cuts the date short. Sunita lends Ciaran the £50 to pay back Shelley's till. Roy and Hayley confront Tracy. If she won't consent to a five minute marriage and a quickie divorce, how can they believe she'll hand over her baby for £20,000. Either she marries Roy, or the deal's off. A stand-off ensues, as Tracy tells them that the deal's off then.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tracy is stunned to learn that Roy's proposal threatens their deal; and Tommy gets angry over Angela's attempts at reconciliation with daughter Katy.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,970,000 viewers (8th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Les Battersby: "Any word from your Peter yet, Ken? No... he's probably on honeymoon. Has he been wed this week?"

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