Episode 7956
Production code P694/7956
ITV transmission date 17th September 2012
(Monday - Part 1)
Script editor Sarah Mann
Story editor Iain MacLeod
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Lee O'Donnell
Martin Sterling
Jack Ford
Catherine Perrin
Gareth McLean
Kate Brooks
Writer Jonathan Harvey
Designer Alan Davis
Director Kay Patrick
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Phil Collinson
Previous episode 14th September 2012
Next episode 17th September 2012


Tina does her best to persuade Tommy that the surrogacy option is the answer to all their problems but Tommy's dead against it. Beth's excited about her internet date. Kirk offers to run her there in the van. Tommy begs Owen not to let Tina go ahead with her surrogacy plan but Owen points out that it's not for him to tell Tina how to live her life. Anna leaves her job at the Corner Shop telling Dev that she needs to spend more time with her family. Dev offers Anna's hours to Sunita. Tina cries on Rita's shoulder telling her how much she loves Tommy but how she thinks they might have reached the end of the road. Rita's adamant they can work things out. Sunita tells Karl about Dev's offer of a job and to her surprise, Karl thinks that she should take it as they need the money. Beth's internet date with Dave is a total disaster. Kirk comes to her rescue and after a scuffle with Dave, takes her home. Tommy warns Tina that he'll have gone by the time she gets home. Tina's beside herself. When Lloyd finds Mandy's bracelet in his cab, Eileen reckons that it's a good omen and he should call round with it. To Dev's surprise, Sunita accepts the job at the Corner Shop. Rita finds Tommy in the flat packing up his things. She begs him not to give up on Tina. Distraught Tommy explains to Rita how Tina is planning to be a surrogate mother for Gary and Izzy in return for money. Rita's shocked.


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  • TV Times synopsis: Tommy begs Owen to put a stop to the surrogacy plans; and Tina pours her heart out to Rita about the state of her relationship.
  • Viewing Figures: First UK broadcast: 8,580,000 viewers (5th place).
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