Episode 5831
Production code P694/5831
ITV transmission date 25th August 2004 (Wednesday)
Script editor Bryan Kirkwood
Jenny White
Story editor Mark Bickerton
Story associates Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Veronica McKenzie
Jane Marlow
Writer Chris Fewtrell
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Mike Adams
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Tony Wood
Previous episode 23rd August 2004
Next episode 27th August 2004


Steve tries to support Karen but she keeps pushing him away, insisting she is fine. Jack is nervous about agreeing to dress up as a woman for the bowls competition and worried that Vera will find out. Frankie talks to Sunita and Dev about their engagement. Steve tries to convince Karen that she should go and see her mum, but she is having none of it. Dev talks to Steve about getting back the engagement ring he gave to Maya. Ciaran is shocked when Charlie gives him the new quote for work on the restaurant - it's another £20,000. Steve tells Liz about Karen's past. Liz tries to talk to Karen, but she tells her to keep out of her life and marriage. Danny overhears Karen and asks her why she was off work sick and was now in the Rovers. He doesn't know what to say when Liz tells him that Karen's mum is dying. Fiz puts the finishing touches to Jack's make-up. Hayley, Sonia and Fiz are trying to teach Jack to walk like a woman. They decide his name should be "Ida Fagg". When Jack goes back home his dress gets mixed in with Frankie's clothes and Vera takes them all back to her. Dev asks Sunita about an engagement ring and whether history and tradition are important to her. Dev then leaves a message on Maya's answerphone asking her to call him. Ciaran asks his Bank's business advisor for an extra £20,000, but is told that he is a financial risk. Steve arrives back at the flat with Karen's Auntie Eva. They tell her that her mum has died.


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  • This episode was transmitted at 7.25pm to allow for coverage of Champions League football.
  • TV Times synopsis: Steve tries to get Karen to open up to him; the girls put their plan to win the bowls competition into action; and Dev is lured into Maya's web again.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,280,000 viewers (4th place).

Notable dialogueEdit

Fiz Brown: "Hey Jack, you should be used to wearing a dress. It's obvious you don't wear the trousers at home."


Vera Duckworth (to Jack): "You cheating swine. You smell like Elsie Tanner on VE Day."

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