Episode 5921
Production code P694/5921
ITV transmission date 24th December 2004
(Friday - 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 Stephen Russell
Designer Julian Perkins
Director David Kester
Executive Producer Carolyn Reynolds
Producer Tony Wood
Previous episode 22nd December 2004
Next episode 24th December 2004


Tyrone books a stripping butcher for Ashley's stag do. Steve's worried about Karen who's distraught about the baby. Cilla and Les trick Kirk and Fiz into babysitting Chesney on Christmas Eve. Ashley, Ciaran, Charlie, Mike, Martin, Boris and Tyrone go on Ashley's stag do. Liz tells Deirdre about Karen's miscarriage. The stripper arrives at the stag do dressed as a baker. Tyrone's embarrassed and Ashley's furious. Tracy is genuinely sorry for Karen, but Karen finds her sympathy unbearable. The stag do is thrown out of the restaurant, then refused entry into a nightclub. They resort to the Rovers. Claire rips her wedding dress. Emily suggests they send for Hayley. Sophie finally forgives Sally for murdering "Ebony Rae". Karen tells Steve that the baby was their last chance to make their relationship work and it's gone. Steve's at breaking point. The Barlows are seeing Tracy off as she leaves for Portsmouth to see Peter. Tracy realises that she's left her bag in the house. While Tracy's gone, Karen jumps in the car and speeds off taking Amy with her. Tracy's beside herself and Steve realises that Karen must have taken Amy.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Karen is furious with Liz for spreading the news about her miscarriage and speeds off in the prize car to get away from everyone - unaware that Tracy has just strapped Amy in the back seat ready for her trip to Portsmouth.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,530,000 viewers (14th place).
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