Episode 7225
Production code P694/7225
ITV transmission date 7th December 2009
(Monday - Part 2)
Script editor Verity Ellis
Story editor Iain MacLeod
Story associates Lee O'Donnell
Martin Sterling
Catherine Cookson
Mark Bickerton
Daniel Dockery
Writer David Lane
Designer Alan Davis
Director Pip Short
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Kim Crowther
Previous episode 7th December 2009
Next episode 10th December 2009


Becky and Claire are delighted when Liz agrees to a Christmas panto. Peter and Leanne meet with the architect at Turners Joinery and excitedly discuss their plans. George offers to pick Simon up from school and Peter's grateful. Ashley and Graeme call in the bookies and place a bet after receiving a tip. Sally suggests that Rosie could get a bar job in the run up to Christmas but Rosie's scathing and reckons bar work is below her. George takes Simon to the precinct for a burger. Simon asks if they can go and see Father Christmas after their tea. Gary announces he wants to join the army full-time. Anna's worried he'll be killed, but Eddie's proud of his son. Rosie offers to lend Sophie her white top for her baptism. Sophie's unimpressed pointing out it isn't a wet T-shirt competition and Ben backs her up. Dev takes Bernie back to his flat for a romantic meal. She's impressed at the effort he's gone to. George and Simon arrive at Santa's grotto. George is amused to discover that Ken is the Santa whilst Ken is inwardly seething. Simon's oblivious. John finds himself unwittingly roped in to direct the Christmas panto. Ken starts rowing with George in the grotto. The row escalates and George rips Ken's beard off. Simon's shocked to discover that Santa is really his grandad. The store manager is appalled at Ken's behaviour and sacks him from the grotto.


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  • The roles of the architect and the store manager are uncredited, even though both had lines of dialogue.
  • TV Times synopsis: Ken's secret is exposed when George takes Simon to visit Santa's grotto; Becky and Claire's pantomime gets into full swing; and Rosie causes upset in the Webster household.
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 10,110,000 viewers (5th place).
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