Episode 6983
Production code P694/6983
ITV transmission date 5th January 2009
(Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Kathryn Pugsley
Story editor Stuart Blackburn
Story associates Louise Sutton
Iain MacLeod
Angela O'Neill
Lee O'Donnell
Cathianne Hall
Martin Sterling
Writer Simon Crowther
Designer Alan Davis
Director Duncan Foster
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Kim Crowther
Previous episode 2nd January 2009
Next episode 5th January 2009


Steve makes excuses not to go to Ireland. Michelle becomes suspicious and tells Poppy she's worried Steve's going to finish with her. Jackie refuses to see a doctor. Molly tries to make Tyrone see that Jackie is lying and there's nothing wrong with her. Tara tells Dev how Amber tampered with the tap. Dev's furious and tells Amber she can forget having an 18th birthday present on Friday. Amber's very upset. Leanne's working in the bookies. Peter feels awkward and promises her he isn't an alcoholic but she's disbelieving. Liz quizzes Steve about his intentions towards Michelle. Under pressure Steve admits he's going to finish with her tonight as he's in love with Becky. Liz is appalled. Dev's disappointed when Tara tells him she's still intending to move to Edinburgh. Molly asks Amber to be her chief bridesmaid. They agree to have a joint 18th birthday party and hen do. Liz and Lloyd are snogging in Lloyd's flat when Steve turns up. Liz hides behind a chair. Steve pours his women troubles out to Lloyd whilst Liz listens to every word. Dev apologises to Amber and they hug and make up. Steve tells Lloyd he can smell perfume and he recognises it. Lloyd quietly panics.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Steve tells Liz about his affair with Becky, but she continues to hide her dalliance with Lloyd from him; and Tara is convinced Dev and Amber's strained relationship is down to her.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 11,130,000 viewers (2nd place).
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