Episode 5895
Production code P694/5895
ITV transmission date 22nd November 2004
(Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Bryan Kirkwood
Jenny White
Story editor Mark Bickerton
Story associates Jane Pearson
Lyn Papadopoulos
Cathianne Hall
Jane Marlow
Lesley Westhead
Writer Mark Burt
Designer Julian Perkins
Director Colin Cant
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Tony Wood
Previous episode 21st November 2004
Next episode 22nd November 2004


Sunita nervously invites her mum and dad for dinner. Frankie draws up a rota and explains to Danny, Jamie and Warren they're all going to muck in while she's helping out at Vera's house. Danny's proud of her. Frankie and Sunita thaw towards each other and Sunita thanks Frankie for her help in securing her release from prison. Danny offers the girls some extra cash if they'll do his laundry. Frankie does Vera's ironing. Jack's rude about the standard of Vera's ironing. To Vera's delight, Frankie forces Jack to apologise. Vera's worried that Roy will replace her at the café. Frankie makes sure he doesn't by offering to do Vera's shifts until she's back on her feet. Leanne's furious. Kevin refuses to sell the garage to Ian Davenport. He offers Kevin some fleet work instead. Kevin's pleased. Suresh and Mena arrive for dinner. Initially the atmosphere is awkward but when Mena admits that she had a stroke three years ago, she and Sunita realise how stupid they've been and how much time they've wasted. Mother and daughter are reunited. Kelly chats up Sean, telling him that he's the best looking man in Manchester. Janice tells her that she's mad if she thinks she can change him from gay to straight. Dev, Sunita, Suresh and Mena drink a toast. Meanwhile, a watching Maya lurks outside.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Danny isn't thrilled when Frankie informs him that she will be doing Vera's job and housework until she is better; while Sunita invites her parents over for dinner.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 14,650,000 viewers (2nd place).
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