Episode 5753
Episode 5753
Production code P694/5753
ITV transmission date 9th May 2004 (Sunday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Simon Stallworthy
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Bryan Kirkwood
Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Veronica McKenzie
Writer Stephen Russell
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Kay Patrick
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Tony Wood
Previous episode 7th May 2004
Next episode 10th May 2004


Katy has been worrying about what Karl implied the night before so arranges to meet him in the café to talk about it. Karl laughs it off insisting it was a joke and nothing is going on. Katy is still suspicious. Mike thanks the factory girls for their hard work and sticking with him. The girls are pleased to be back. Jack and Vera bicker in Roy's Rolls about not appreciating each other. Maria announces her engagement to a shocked Claire and Candice. Todd and Sarah join Karl and Katy in the cafe, Katy looks for any signs of an affair between the boys but they seem innocent. Ashley goes to see Claire and apologise again for the night before. She forgives him as he admits he loves her more than he ever loved Maxine. Dennis Stokes helps Fred with an application for internet dating much to Shelley and Betty's amusement. Candice and Maria argue at the salon about Tim Marsden and Candice storms out. Mike gives Penny the brush-off as he is too busy at work to see her and she is not impressed. Katy, Sarah, Todd and Karl are altogether at the Rovers having a drink. Katy is still feeling suspicious and cannot believe her eyes when Karl sneakily touches Todd as he brushes past to leave. Karl admits the affair but pleads with Katy not to tell anyone, especially Martin.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Katy's worst fears are confirmed; Fred looks forward to a future full of promise; and Mike tells Penny about his worries.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 11,920,000 viewers (6th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Betty Williams (about Fred Elliott): "Can you credit it, at his age? What happened to 'once bitten twice shy?' He's been bitten more times than a shark's breakfast."

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