Episode 5701
Episode 5701
Production code P694/5701
ITV transmission date 27th February 2004 (Friday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Simon Stallworthy
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Bryan Kirkwood
Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Helen Nugent
Writer Debbie Oates
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tony Prescott
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Kieran Roberts
Previous episode 25th February 2004
Next episode 29th February 2004


Charlie is delighted to land the council contract for Bessie Street School. He takes Deirdre a huge bouquet of flowers as a thank-you and gives her a lift to work. Bev watches them leave together. Todd looks into adopting Bethany, but he's told he has to be twenty-one to adopt. Bev starts to obsess about Deirdre and Charlie sneaking around behind her back. Sunita is devastated when Maya comes to the Corner Shop flashing her engagement ring as it is Dev's grandmother's ring which he was going to give to Sunita. Imogen Stamford offers Claire a dream job starting on Monday in Florida. She won't take no for an answer and tells Claire to call her. Claire tells Ashley that she's turned Mrs Stamford down. Todd is very cold towards Karl. Sunita brings herself to congratulate Dev on his engagement. Maya's parents, Dinesh and Ann Marie Sharma come to Dev's flat to meet him. Ann Marie gives him a grilling and Dinesh warns him about the wild women in the family. Tommy is pleased to see Katy with Karl, until she tells him that Karl is gay. Bev has too much to drink. She goes to see Ken and tells him that Deirdre is having an affair with Charlie. Ken throws her out.


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