Episode 7405
Production code P694/7405
ITV transmission date 18th August 2010
Script editor Verity Ellis
Story editor Iain MacLeod
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Lee O'Donnell
Martin Sterling
Catherine Cookson
Daniel Dockery
Writer Jayne Hollinson
Designer Alan Davis
Director David Kester
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Phil Collinson
Previous episode 16th August 2010
Next episode 20th August 2010


Leanne's shocked when Nick tells her that he's still in love with her and doesn't want to play happy families with Natasha. Leanne tells him that she's moved on and he must accept that she's with Peter now. David finds managing the Salon harder than he expected. Rita surveys the chaos and leaves in a huff. Peter and Simon have their hair cut but when David tries to give them their bill, Peter tells him knock the money off Lewis's debt. Fiz arrives back from Majorca. John's about to confess all when Fiz cuts him off by telling him that she's pregnant. John's thrilled and they tentatively agree to give their marriage another go. Chesney reckons they're mad. Rita calls to see Audrey and persuades her not to go to Greece by herself but to return to the Salon where she's desperately needed. Natasha goes for an abortion. Audrey arrives back at the Salon and on seeing the chaos immediately takes charge. Peter and Leanne kiss and make up. Simon's pleased. Nick stuns Natasha telling her that he wants to make a go of it with her and the baby. Natasha can't bring herself to tell him it's too late and the baby's gone and instead hugs him telling him that it's what she wants too.


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  • A nurse at the private clinic attended by Natasha Blakeman is uncredited, despite having a line of dialogue.
  • Originally scheduled for Thursday 19th August, transmission of this episode was (at the last minute) brought forward a day to Wednesday to accommodate football coverage.
  • TV Times synopsis: As Natasha books in for an abortion, Nick decides to to tell her that his future lies with her and the baby; Leanne faces up to her relationship with Peter; Fiz returns from Majorcawith surprising news for John; and Rita gives Audrey a pep talk, hoping to spur her back into action.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast - 7,820,000 viewers (10th place).
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