Episode 5783
Episode 5783
Production code P694/5783
ITV transmission date 16th June 2004 (Wednesday)
Script editor Gareth Philips
Simon Stallworthy
Kathryn O'Connor
Story editor Mark Bickerton
Story associates Bryan Kirkwood
Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Veronica McKenzie
Lesley Westhead
Writer Chris Fewtrell
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Tom Poole
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Tony Wood
Previous episode 14th June 2004
Next episode 20th June 2004


Shelley and Charlie are in a good mood after a night of passion. Roy tells Hayley he'll have a surprise for her later on. Dev finds out that not all his medical results had come through and he has to go to the doctors for the remainder. Vera explains her exercise bike plan to Jack. She wants him to ride the equivalent distance to Cleethorpes (where they had their honeymoon) and back. Both Tracy and Roy receive their Decree Absolutes and they're now divorced. Dev tells Maya that all was fine with the second set of tests but he isn't telling her the truth. Norris arranges a seance in The Kabin to exorcise the ghost of Vera Lomax. He enlists the help of Rita, Betty and Blanche. Dev confides in Sunita that he has suspected bowel cancer. She comforts him and he confesses that he's not told Maya. Under pressure Jack agrees to try the exercise bike. Hayley's delighted when Roy surprises her with a candlelit dinner to celebrate his divorce from Tracy. Fred is annoyed that Charlie seems to have his feet under the table at the Rovers. The seance takes place, the candles flicker and a box leaps off the top shelf. Norris runs from the room and even sceptical Rita is unnerved. Dev tries to find the right moment to tell Maya about his possible illness, but is thwarted by her happy news that she's got a new job. Alone in the Corner Shop, the true gravity of Dev's news sinks in and Sunita collapses in floods of tears.


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  • Due to coverage of the Euro 2004 football championships this episode was transmitted at 10.00pm and no episode was broadcast on Friday 18th June 2004.
  • TV Times synopsis: Dev's celebration over his health test proves to be premature; Betty warns Shelley to take things a little more slowly with Charlie; Jack is less than enthusiastic about Vera's plans to get him into shape; and Norris decides to conduct a séance at the Kabin.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 7,670,000 viewers (14th place).
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