Episode 7969
Production code P694/7969
ITV transmission date 5th October 2012
(Friday - Part 1)
Script editor Verity Ellis
Story editor Iain MacLeod
Story associates Mark Bickerton
Lee O'Donnell
Martin Sterling
Jack Ford
Catherine Perrin
Gareth McLean
Kate Brooks
Stacey-Lee Eccles
Writer Martyn Hesford
Designer Alan Davis
Director Alan Grint
Executive Producer Kieran Roberts
Producer Phil Collinson
Previous episode 3rd October 2012
Next episode 5th October 2012


Maria's nervous about her hospital appointment. She tells David that she won't be coming to work as she's not well. David's disbelieving and annoyed at being left in the lurch again. Mary prepares the café for a Spanish theme night. Initially Anna thinks that it's a crazy idea but she's soon swept along by Mary's enthusiasm. Jason gives Maria flowers and wishes her luck as she sets off for the hospital with Marcus. Mandy goes flat-hunting but with no luck. Lloyd's secretly pleased and persuades her to let him take her out for dinner. Mary persuades Norris to cancel his booking at the bistro in favour of a 10% discount and a free bottle of wine at the café's Spanish night. Kevin confronts Tyrone and Kirsty about leaving him in the lurch at the garage. Tyrone promises that he'll find a replacement mechanic as soon as he can. At the Governors' meeting, Brian puts forward a motion but his idea is quashed by Ken's deciding vote when Ken backs Wendy instead. Brian detects a spark between them and when Wendy suggests to Ken that they go for a drink, Brian is all ears. At the hospital, Maria is given the all-clear. Marcus is delighted for her and Maria thanks him profusely for being such a supportive friend. After a series of cancellations at the bistro, Nick finds out from Norris that he has competition at the café in the form of Mary's Spanish night. Nick and Gail confront Mary dressed as Bizet's Carmen for stealing their custom but Anna assures them that it's only for one night. Paul, Sean, Jason, Aiden, Beth and Kirk throw a surprise birthday party for Eileen at No.11. She's thrilled. Emotions running high, Maria tells Marcus that he's one of the most important people in her life and kisses him gently on the lips. Marcus responds and their kiss becomes more passionate.


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