Episode 5818
Production code P694/5818
ITV transmission date 8th August 2004 (Sunday)
Script editor Bryan Kirkwood
Jenny White
Story editor Mark Bickerton
Story associates Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Veronica McKenzie
Writer David Lane
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Kay Patrick
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Tony Wood
Previous episode 6th August 2004
Next episode 9th August 2004


Jamie drives Les, Cilla and Kirk to the tip to try and get back his old furniture. It's a Sunday, and the tip is locked up, but Les breaks in. When the police arrive Jamie drives off and Les, Cilla and Kirk have to walk home with a few sticks of old furniture they'd taken from the skips. They couldn't find any of Les's stuff. Fred urges Ashley to talk to Claire and sort things out. Maria chats to Claire about her reasons for turning Ashley down. Fred tries to persuade Claire to talk to Ashley. Penny is not happy when Tracy asks her why she has got cold feet about her business venture with Ciaran. Tracy asks if Mike has tried to talk her out of it. Mike suggests to Penny that she would be better going into business with him. Sunita feels unwell while working in the Corner Shop. Dev takes her upstairs to the flat for a rest and Sunita tells him about her health worries. Dev assures Sunita that he will always be there for her. Maya is jealous. When Dev returns, she tells him to close the shop early so they can spend some time together. Les asks Steve for his old job back. Steve agrees as long as Les does all the night shifts. Ashley goes to talk to Claire. She still is suspicious of his reasons for asking her to marry him and feels he's only doing it for Joshua's sake. Claire turns Ashley down again and tells him that he should start looking for a new nanny.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Claire believes Ashley is using her; Maya's hopes for a romantic day with Dev are scuppered; and Les tries to salvage his possessions from the tip.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 9,980,000 viewers (6th place).
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