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Episode 5654
Episode 5654
Production code P694/5654
ITV transmission date 25th December 2003 (Thursday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Simon Stallworthy
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Bryan Kirkwood
Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Lesley Westhead
Cathianne Hall
Writer Stephen Lowe
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Charles Lauder
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
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PlotEdit

Roy reveals that he's bought a virtual baby off the internet. He and Hayley spend the day looking after it. Although it's not easy they both enjoy it. Norris is cooking Christmas dinner for Emily and Rita. He times the turkey with his new gizmo but fails to switch the oven on. Betty arrives at the Rovers in tears. When she arrived at Gordon's house she found that they'd gone away and left her a message saying that there was some undefined emergency with Caroline's mother. She returned home and then had a fire in the house. Shelley insists that she should stay at the Rovers. Craig is distraught having told Martin the truth. He barricades himself into his bedroom. Angela has to persuade him to come out. Brenda calls in to see Sarah, Todd and Bethany having bought them lavish presents. Sunita and Ciaran are relieved when they can't get a taxi and therefore can't get to Dev's flat for Christmas dinner. Steve finds out that Liz called hoping to see them at Christmas but that Karen lied to her saying they were away. He rows with Karen over his mum and storms out. Blanche reveals that she's bought a house, No.7 for Tracy for Christmas. She hopes this will encourage Tracy to keep the baby. Deirdre is absolutely furious with her for not even discussing the idea with her. Blanche and Deirdre row. Martin insists that he and Katy go round to No.6. Martin announces to Tommy, Angela, Craig and Katy that he's been to the police and has lied, saying that he was aware that he had dodgy brakes but hadn't had time to get them fixed. Tracy tells Steve that he's the father of her baby and that she never slept with Roy. Fiz rows with Cilla and then with Kirk for taking her mum's side. She ends up staying with Tyrone and they have a drunken kiss. Gail's Christmas dinner is a disaster when she unintentionally upsets Sarah regarding her pregnancy and Sarah storms out. Steve threatens to kill Tracy if she ever tells Karen the truth about the baby.

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Notable dialogueEdit

Blanche Hunt (with regard to purchasing No.7): "What is your problem? do yer think I've deprived you of your rightful inheritance?"
Deirdre Rachid: "Sometimes, mother... I feel you've deprived me most of my life. I mean, where were yer when I needed yer? You've never taken the remotest bit of interest in what was going on in my life. And now suddenly, 'Absent Mam' turns into 'Super Gran' and I'm supposed to say 'hunky dory'?"

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