Episode 5696
Episode 5696
Production code P694/5696
ITV transmission date 20th February 2004 (Friday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Simon Stallworthy
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Bryan Kirkwood
Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Helen Nugent
Writer Stephen Lowe
Designer Julian Perkins
Director John Anderson
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 18th February 2004
Next episode 22nd February 2004


Imogen Stamford whisks Claire away to look after her daughter for a few hours. Tracy storms to the Croppers' flat, followed by Blanche, Deirdre and a reluctant Ken. Andy leaves for Spain, but Liz decides to stay on to support Steve and Karen. Maya is mysterious about a lunch date. Dev accompanies her and is shocked to find his father Ranjiv Alahan, at the restaurant. Maya is a big hit and completely charms Ranjiv. Tracy is like a wildcat and attacks Roy in her attempt to get Patience. Hayley stuns the Barlows when she reveals that Tracy isn't a fit mother as she sold the baby for £25,000. Hayley screams at them to get out. Deirdre is disgusted with Tracy, but Blanche sticks up for her pointing out that whatever Tracy did in the past, she now just wants to be a proper mother. Penny accepts Fred's invitation to Sunday lunch. Ken gently points out to Roy that the only relevant issue is that Tracy, the rightful mother, wants her baby back. Roy goes alone to give Patience to Tracy. As Tracy weeps with joy, Roy returns to Hayley and they cling to each other, grief-stricken.


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Notable dialogueEdit

Roy Cropper: "We can't hold off the world forever. Tracy's bound to come knocking. In the olden days, during a siege, they'd pour boiling oil down on the attackers... I could heat up the chip fat."

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