- 1 2 January 2002
With Dennis in intensive care, Janice is furious to hear of Les' suicide attempt. Fred and Eve move their belongings into the Rovers, Dev shows Geena the tickets he's booked for their Tobago wedding, and Matt and Maxine call a truce.
Air Date: 2002-01-02
- 2 17 February 2002
Candice persuades Sarah to borrow the keys and let them use the Ramsdens' house, and Ken and Deirdre throw a surprise birthday party for Mike's 60th birthday; he is delighted that Adam is the surprise guest.
Air Date: 2002-02-17
- 3 20 May 2002
Jason and Kirk have little success when they go in search of girls in Blackpool, while Toyah has another date with Goran. Patricia turns up at No. 8 when Richard refuses to acknowledge her calls, and Fred offers to sponsor Roy's re-enactment.
Air Date: 2002-05-20
- 4 10 June 2002
Betty pulls her last pint at the rovers - she is moving to Wimbledon with Gordon and Caroline. Ken gives a speech at her leaving party, and Bet and Rita exchange pleasantries. Geena agrees to give Joe a second chance - to Dev's annoyance.
Air Date: 2002-06-10
- 5 10 July 2002
Blanche tells Deirdre that Archie has finished with her. Rita offers Sally a welcome two weeks' work at the Kabin, Fred feels that Lillian is taking over the Rovers, and Todd is depressed and missing Sarah.
Air Date: 2002-07-10
- 6 21 October 2002
Sarah is trapped in the car and seriously injured. Gail is furious with Richard for paying for the Meltons' holiday, but he assures her that Chris Melton will stop the bail hostel application from going through.
Air Date: 2002-10-21
- 6 2 August 2002
Tyrone is upset when he sees Maria with Nick. Roy hears about the Sydney Sandwich and decides to try making them to sell in the cafe. Blanche at her most nosy quizzes Sophie and finds out that Kevin has moved back in - she proceeds to tell everyone. Geena is fed up with Shelley bossing her around so decides to work to rule. Kirk lets the cat out of the bag about the Sydney Sandwich and Les is a laughing stock. Kevin moves his stuff into No.13. He and Sally explain to the girls that he will be sleeping in the front room. One of the medal bearers at the games is taken ill and Norris steps into the breach. Norris frantically tries to get hold of Emily to make sure she's recording the medal ceremony. Sandy George, the Gazette editor, asks Ken if he would stand in for Doris Slack (aka Hermione Fairfax) and write Bodice Rippers for the paper. He refuses. Maria and Nick declare their love for each other. Les takes a bite from Roy's prototype Sydney Sandwich and is nearly sick when he finds out it contains wood grubs and larvae. The TV is on in the pub for the Commonwealth Games medal ceremony and Norris is on camera but nobody is watching.
Air Date: 2002-08-02
- 7 17 November 2002
Archie initially disbelieves Audrey when she says that Richard has been trying to kill her; eventually, however, both come to the conclusion that Gail is in danger. Gail and Richard, meanwhile, pledge their devotion to each other...
Air Date: 2002-11-17
- 8 25 December 2002
Gail insists that Audrey gives the children their presents on the doorstep. An accident befalls Norris, and the Barlows welcome the return of a family member. Richard calls on a sick Emily with dastardly intentions...
Air Date: 2002-12-25
- 9 Sun 13 Jan, 2002
Terry says an emotional goodbye to Jack and Vera; he's heading back to Huddersfield where he lives now. Geena makes up with Dev and explains to everyone why they haven't gone to Tobago. They start planning a big Easter wedding. Ken apologises to Anita and she accepts. They agree that they will work on her book on her life history together. Fred annoys Eve by giving away free Elliott pies in the Rovers. She bans him from doing it again. Terry calls in to see Curly, Emma and the baby. He tells Curly that he feels quite jealous of him. Sam moves in with Vik. He walks into the bathroom when Bobbi is using the shower. Bobbi is embarrassed, Vik is quietly pleased. Gill calls round to see Geena and Dev. She tells them that she is pleased they changed their minds and pretends that she has changed her opinion of Dev. When Geena is out of the way she again tells Dev that she will do everything she can to stop him marrying Geena.
Air Date: 2002-01-13
- 10 13 November 2002
Steve is congratulated about his heroism in saving Audrey. Richard tells Archie that he is not celebrating because the fire has proved that Audrey is becoming a danger to herself. The Nelson family move into No.6. Blanche immediately starts gossiping about them when Angela does not stop to say hello to Blanche and Vera but rushes into their new house. Audrey breaks down to Gail, as she is scared about what is happening to her. Richard shows the fire investigator round the house and is relieved to hear that there is no suspicion and the fire will be reported as an accident. Lucy brings flowers to the Street for Audrey. Archie sees her and invites her for a drink in the Rovers. She meets Shelley. When Peter sees Shelley and Lucy together he panics. When Lucy leaves he follows her. He is furious and tells Lucy not to go near Shelley again. Audrey moves into the Hillmans' house and David moves in with Martin. Maxine and Doreen pop round to meet the Nelsons, bringing them a cup of sugar. Doreen gets a letter from the solicitors saying that Derek has made Mike a co-respondent in the divorce. She tells Mike but he wants nothing to do with it. Audrey asks Gail to re-book her an appointment with the specialist. Richard checks Audrey's pills with Martin. He decides to look after them in case she overdoses.
Air Date: 2002-11-13
- 11 Wed 17 Jul, 2002
Deirdre suggests to Ken they go and see a film. He says he can't as Anita is coming round. Deirdre feels very put out. Audrey tries to tackle Richard about her financial statement which says she's £6000 down. Richard becomes evasive and says he's too busy to talk. Matt is trying to drum up some interest for the blood donor unit which is visiting the street in a few days time. Emma is finding being stuck on her own all day with a baby a bit frustrating. She and Curly decide to go out for a drink and leaving Maxine baby-sitting. They're only gone five minutes when they realise they're missing Ben so they go home again. Ken and Anita work on her book. Ken finds Anita's life fascinating. Karen tells Gill that she needs to catch Dev with another woman in order to put Geena off him. Gill tells Karen she wants to set Dev up and asks Karen if she would be prepared to seduce him. Gail asks Richard to move in with her. Richard says he won't move in until they're married and proposes to Gail. Gail accepts.
Air Date: 2002-07-17
- 12 Mon 5 Aug, 2002
Gail and Richard tell Sarah, David and Audrey that they're engaged. Sarah and David are fine about it but Audrey isn't happy. Karen tells Steve what Geena's mother asked her to do. Steve is amazed. Gill approaches Karen again and this time offers her money to seduce Dev. Sunita invites Duggie round for dinner and they end up in bed. Audrey is furious that Richard still seems to be avoiding discussing the money she's lost. Audrey goes to see Gail and airs her doubts about Richard and tells her not to rush into marriage. She and Gail have a row. Karen and Geena have a huge row about Dev. Later Karen sees Geena's mum and tells her that she will seduce Dev and that the wedding will definitely be off by the time she's finished.
Air Date: 2002-08-05
- 13 Fri 23 Aug, 2002
Audrey shows her investment statement to Ken who tells her that Richard's advice looks to be all above board. Audrey apologises to both Richard and Gail but later tells Gail that she still doesn't trust him. Karen tells Steve that she's going to go ahead with Gill's plan and try to seduce Dev. Steve tells her not to but she ignores him. Sunita tells the girls what a great night of sex she had with Duggie. Karen starts making moves on Dev but he just looks confused. Ken goes to Anita's house to work on the next chapter of her book with her. They drink several bottles of wine and he confides in her that his relationship with Deirdre has become stale. Ken decides to stay the night at Anita's. He phones Deirdre to tell her but she's not bothered. Sunita arranges to go out with Duggie again. Duggie is delighted.
Air Date: 2002-08-23
- 14 Mon 9 Sep, 2002 [Episode 1]
A mobile blood bank arrives on the street and Eve's offer of a free pint generates interest. Matt faints at the sight of his own blood. Karen and Gill's plan to set up Dev is on for that evening. Ken arrives home after spending the night at Anita's and the atmosphere is awkward. Duggie arranges another date with Sunita while bonding with Richard after they give blood together. As they share a pint Richard highlights a business opportunity that interests Duggie. David tells Martin that he's fine over Gail's decision to marry Richard. Karen's plan to seduce Dev is not going to plan and with Gill and Geena arriving back at the flat she takes the last resort by taking off her top and throwing a glass of wine over Dev's clothes. On cue Geena and Gill walk through the door. Geena is gobsmacked to see Karen in her bra and Dev with disheveled clothes. She ignores Dev's pleas as Gill comforts her.
Air Date: 2002-09-09
- 15 Mon 23 Sep, 2002 [Episode 1]
Blanche suggests to Deirdre that she should have a romantic evening in with Ken. Deirdre is uncomfortable with the idea. Dev confronts Karen as to why she would try and split him and Geena up. Dev accuses Steve of being in on the plot, but Steve lies to cover Karen's back. Duggie and Richard visit a property inherited by Richard from a client. Richard already has plans, and he shows them to Duggie. They talk about converting the property into three luxury flats, and continue to bond. Gill enjoys playing her role as the caring mother. Vik picks up Hazel Wilding from a posh suburb. Attractive and clad in designer gear she is the very picture of sophistication. Steve feels that Karen is out of control and tells her that he wants her to move out of the flat. Prompted by this Karen comes clean to Geena and Dev telling them it was all Gill's plan. Hazel Wilding asks especially for Vik on her return ride and flirts heavily with him. Deirdre lays on a wine, candles and chicken chausseur surprise for Ken, who spoils it by admitting that he'd already had a bite to eat at Anita's. She feels her life is going nowhere. Ken asks if she's sick of him and Deirdre's silence speaks volumes. Geena and Dev confront Gill. Geena tells her she never wants to see her again.
Air Date: 2002-09-23
- 16 Mon 7 Oct, 2002 [Episode 1]
Frustrated with life, Deirdre gets annoyed with Ken who is feeling the strain of their relationship. She confides in Sunita. Roy discloses that he suffers from SAD and has a light box in the cafe. Duggie hands Richard the figures on the property development. Gail warns Richard about Duggie. After being told everything by Geena, Eve warns Karen and Steve that if they step out of line one more time they are barred from the Rovers. With Richard feeling that costs are too high Duggie proposes a deal and they become business partners. They arrange a foursome lunch date with Sunita and Gail to celebrate. Ken pours his feelings out to Anita who sympathises with him. Steve takes the weekend off work and arranges to go with Karen to Leeds. Blanche suggests to Deirdre that Ken may be having an affair with Anita. After a few drinks Anita makes a pass at Ken who pulls away and leaves.
Air Date: 2002-10-07
- 17 Mon 21 Oct, 2002 [Episode 2]
Gail and Richard decide to cook for their guests Duggie and Sunita rather than go out. Gail feels uncomfortable about the lunch date. Ken struggles to arrange quality time with Deirdre who doesn't want to be pinned down. Hazel calls on Vikram's services once more. After a busy afternoon shopping she enquires about his life and they arrange to do it again. Anita has a private word with Deirdre about her problems with Ken who inadvertently interrupts them. Deirdre becomes annoyed and Ken tells Anita to leave while ending their working relationship. The meal at Gail's house goes well, even with Gail questioning Duggie about his work on the Medical Centre. Ken tells Deirdre that he doesn't want Anita and feels his future is with her. They embrace. While making a private call on his mobile Duggie reveals that he thinks Richard is out of his depth and that he's set to make a killing.
Air Date: 2002-10-21
- 18 Mon 4 Nov, 2002 [Episode 2]
Duggie and his builders start work on Richard's house. Richard pops in to meet the men and see how it's going. Duggie instructs Dave Turner who's in charge to put all the whistles and bells into the flats so they look great but to skimp on anything the client can't see. Toyah finds out from her Aunty Janet that Janice has moved to Sheffield. Toyah goes to find her and tries to persuade her to come home but Janice is adamant she needs to start afresh. Peter cooks a meal for Shelley and she discovers he's a fantastic cook, he learnt in the Navy. Karen feels uncomfortable in the pub. She feels sure that everybody is talking about her and laughing at her. Later she tells Steve she wants to move away from the Street. Steve is stunned. Vikram goes to collect Hazel Wilding from the Plaza Hotel. She is waiting for him in some sexy lingerie and with a bottle of Champagne. They have sex. Vikram can't believe his luck.
Air Date: 2002-11-04
- 19 Wed 20 Nov, 2002
Shelley wants to move in with Peter and after telling this to Betty and Eve, Eve has a word in Peter's ear. Shelley gets upset with Eve but Peter reveals that he wanted to ask Shelley to move in anyway. Karen tells Steve that she wants to leave the street. Toyah is worried about telling Les that Janice's intends to stay in Sheffield. Sam feels put out when his offer of support is rejected. Mike admits to Dev that he's worried about Linda. They arrange a drink. Dev tells Richard that Duggie is not as sharp as he thinks he is. Richard checks on the conversion site and they later discuss marketing drives for the four luxury apartments. Jason is fuming with Steve regarding the sale of what he considers his house. Vik tells Steve all about Mrs. Wilding and that she was the reason he got clamped. Toyah tells Les and he is deeply hurt but hides his pain. Later Les tells Rita that he fears he may never see Janice again. Mike and Dev join Duggie and Richard at the Rovers. Duggie suggests a card school round at his place and they are all hooked. Richard catches Duggie with a secret stash of cash. He is in disbelief when Duggie admits the taxman doesn't know! Sam is worried about his relationship with Toyah and Vik tells him to dump her first.
Air Date: 2002-11-20
- 20 Sun 8 Dec, 2002
Sam is getting more and more depressed as Toyah seems to be ignoring him. Toyah tells him that she's sick of him following her about. Sam's gutted. Karl tells Tyrone that he wants him steal an MOT certificate from the garage for one of his cars. Tyrone tries to refuse but Karl threatens him. Duggie tells Sunita that he's taking her away for Valentine's Day to Blackpool. Sunita is delighted. Shelley moves into Peter's flat. They are both really happy. Karen sees Steve talking to Duggie and thinks that he's doing as she asked and putting their names down for one of the new flats. She shows off to everyone saying that she's moving up in the world. Steve realises that Karen has got the wrong end of the stick. He daren't tell her so instead phones his mum and arranges to buy no. 11 Coronation Street from her and surprise Karen. Steve tells Karen of his plans. Karen is furious and says she'd rather sleep on the streets than in no. 11.
Air Date: 2002-12-08
- 21 Mon 23 Dec, 2002
Karen and Steve have a major row. Karen refuses to move to no. 11 and Steve storms off. Rita is fed up with the noise from Steve and Karen's flat and goes to see what's going on. She finds Karen in tears. Rita calms Karen down and the two of them start to bond. Rita gets her to change her mind about no. 11. Karl pays Tyrone £100 for a blank MOT Certificate. Tyrone is worried as the Certificate has the garage address on it. Vik picks up a fare from Bagley Drive it turns out to be Hazel Wilding and her husband John. He drops them off at their Solicitors where he sees John talking to Karl Harper. Hazel tells Vik she'll call him but he tells her not to as he feels the situation is getting too complicated. Karen shows off to the girls that Steve has bought her no. 11, a house rather than a flat. Later she apologises to Steve but Steve tells her that in the meantime he's let the house to Eileen for a further six months. Karen lies to the girls and says that they've decided not to move after all because Rita is old and infirm and needs them as neighbours. Norris overhears this and reports back to Rita. Rita confronts Karen. Richard is increasingly concerned that Duggie is ripping him off. Toyah finishes with Sam. Sam walks home crying.
Air Date: 2002-12-23
- 22 Mon 30 Dec, 2002
Les tells Sam that he shouldn't just accept that that Toyah has dumped him. Richard wants to go and look at the house again. Duggie is not happy that he is continually watching the men at work. When Richard leaves, Duggie rings through the foreman to tell him to get the men looking busy. Shelley invites Toyah and Sam, Roy and Hayley to her housewarming party. Toyah says she has split from Sam but would come. Roy declines for himself and Hayley explaining that parties aren't "their thing". Richard arrives at the house and is suspicious as a lot of the fittings have been taken apart. Peter invites Sam to the party by mistake. Toyah and Sam are given advice by many different people to get them back together. Hayley is annoyed that Roy has turned down the invitation to the party. She wants to go. Richard tells Gail that he thinks they are gutting the house unnecessarily. However he is not sure if he is right. He says he will go tonight when nobody is around to have a good look around. Les tells Sam to do something spectacular and spontaneous to get Toyah back. That night in the Rovers, Duggie overhears Gail telling Audrey that Richard is out tonight doing other things. Richard goes round to the house and is followed by Duggie. They row about the work. Sam proposes to Toyah at the party but makes a mess of it. Toyah says no. Richard and Duggie's argument gets violent and Duggie falls down the stairs. He is dead. Richard takes his keys and leaves him. He goes to Duggie's flat where Sunita almost catches him when she sees a light on. When she has gone, Richard leaves with some stolen money. Vik tells Steve he is staying clear of Hazel since he met her husband. Richard goes back to the house and puts Duggie's keys back in his pocket. Richard meets a depressed Sam in the street and takes him for a drink as an alibi. He makes a pretence of phoning Duggie. At the party, Sunita does the same but gets no reply.
Air Date: 2002-12-30
- 23 Wed 6 Feb, 2002
Gail insists that Richard takes her to the house conversion to show her round. They discover Duggie's lifeless body. Richard pretends to be as shocked as Gail. They call the Police. Fiz tells the factory girls they failed to win on the hospital lottery. Karen is suspicious when Fiz says she's thrown the ticket away. Toyah goes to visit Janice in Sheffield and pours her heart out about Sam and how guilty she's feeling. Janice comforts her. Karl Harper threatens Tyrone again and gets another five MOT Certificates out of him. Tyrone is worried sick that Kevin will find out. He gives the £500 which Karl pays him to Fiz as he wants nothing to do with the "dirty" money. Richard breaks the news about Duggie's death to Sunita who is distraught. Shelley is inconsolable when she hears about Duggie. Peter tries to comfort her but feels jealous of her feelings for Duggie. Richard disposes of Duggie's sports bag which contained the stolen money and transfers it to another bag. Richard feels relieved as he seems to have got away with it.
Air Date: 2002-02-06
- 24 Fri 8 Feb, 2002
Fiz has bought herself a gold necklace with Tyrone's money. Karen is convinced she's bought it out of the lottery winnings. The Police question Richard and Gail about Duggie. They're pretty certain that his death was an accident. Richard is relieved. Sam has a go at Toyah and then regrets it. He and Toyah apologise to each other but Sam realises that it's over. Sunita and Shelley contact Duggie's son Tom via email. Tom asks them to sort out Duggie's belongings which they do. Sunita tells Richard that Duggie has some money stashed in the flat and asks him what she should do with it when she finds it. Richard advises her to hand it over to Duggie's solicitor. Janice tells Toyah that she's thinking of moving back to Weatherfield to be near her. Hazel requests Vik's taxi again but Vik refuses to go. Steve goes instead. Tyrone can't live with the guilt anymore and confesses to Kevin about the MOT Certificates. Kevin is furious and sacks him.
Air Date: 2002-02-08
- 25 Sun 10 Feb, 2002
Fiz is upset the factory girls aren't speaking to her, they're convinced she's stolen their winnings. Molly tells Kevin that he wants to be careful getting rid of Tyrone as Tyrone knows all about the kick-back payments with Mr Rush. Peter and Shelley have Ken and Deirdre round for lunch. Shelley is still very upset over Duggie. Peter accuses her of being too upset and asks if they were lovers. Shelley is very offended and threatens to leave. Peter apologises. Tyrone tries to talk Kevin into giving him his job back but with no luck. Fiz finds the lottery ticket and the factory girls have to apologise to her. Janice moves back to the Street. Vera goes to see Kevin about Tyrone. Karl Harper turns up and Kevin and Vera tell him what they think of him. Karl threatens to get set his heavies on them.
Air Date: 2002-02-10
- 26 Mon 11 Feb, 2002
Richard is guilt-ridden over Duggie's death. He can't sleep and he's not eating. Gail is worried. Janice is staying with Karen and Steve temporarily. She and Toyah are looking for a flat together. They are dreading telling Les that Toyah will be moving out. Peter is grief stricken as today is the anniversary of Susan's death. Shelley helps him through it. Tyrone has no luck finding a job. Kevin agrees to give him a reference at Molly's suggestion but only because Tyrone knows about his scam with Mr Rush. Janice gets her job back at the factory. Mrs Wilding asks for Vik to pick her up at 4pm but he sends Vernon instead. Richard asks Steve if he would take over from Duggie and look after the building of the flats but Steve refuses. The Police request that Richard and Gail attend the inquest into Duggie's death. Richard is scared.
Air Date: 2002-02-11
- 27 Wed 13 Feb, 2002
Richard manages to persuade Steve to agree to take on the job of consultant overseeing the refurbishment of the flats at The Ridings. Steve agrees in return for a one-off fee plus first option on one of the flats at 5% less than valuation. Richard and Gail attend Duggie's inquest. The result is accidental death. Ken tells Deirdre that he's thinking of going back to teaching. Vik goes to see Hazel Wilding. They talk at length, no sex, but when Vik leaves it's obvious they both still want each other. Deirdre buys a Valentine's card for Ken at Blanche's insistence. Kevin relents under pressure from Molly and gives Tyrone his job back. Janice and Toyah are considering renting Duggie's old flat on Victoria Street. Gail asks David and Sarah if they mind if Richard moves in with them. They are fairly indifferent and say they don't mind.
Air Date: 2002-02-13
- 28 Fri 15 Feb, 2002
Matt and Charlie leave for their skiing holiday. They leave their house keys with Gail. Peter buys Shelley a Valentine's card and is disappointed when he doesn't get one from her. Ken and Deirdre exchange Valentine's cards. To their amazement Blanche also receives one which she later tells them is from Archie who she meets at the cemetery. Vik decides that he's going to go on seeing Hazel Wilding come hell or high water, he tells Steve. Vik goes to see Hazel. They talk and agree that they both want an affair. Duggie's funeral takes place. None of his family are present. Fred makes a speech. Mike announces that it's his 60th birthday. Deirdre decides to organise a surprise belated party for him. Ken says that he will fetch Adam from Scotland.
Air Date: 2002-02-15
- 29 Sun 17 Feb, 2002
Shelley lightheartedly accuses Peter of being a neatness freak. Peter blames the Navy. They share a laugh. Gail is having a sort out making room for Richard moving in. She accuses David of throwing away her Blue Peter Annual signed by Valerie Singleton. Candice persuades Sarah to borrow the keys and let them use the Ramsdens' house. Sarah feels guilty. Richard turns up with a new people carrier car and says that Gail can have his old car and some driving lessons. Ken and Deirdre throw a surprise party for Mike's 60th birthday in their house. Mike is pleased and flattered. Blanche introduces her boyfriend Archie who's an undertaker to everyone. Adam confides in Emily that he misses his mum. Emily sings to him a song that her mother used to sing to her.
Air Date: 2002-02-17
- 30 Mon 18 Feb, 2002
Janice and Toyah decide to rent Duggie's flat. Toyah breaks the news to Les who hides his grief and says he's pleased for her. Bobbi starts planning a surprise birthday party for Vik. Jason is fed up as Maria spends all her time swotting for her hairdressing exams. Candice again forces Sarah to use the keys to the Ramsdens on the pretence of feeding the fish. While they are there Todd and Jason turn up. Candice starts helping herself to the drinks cabinet. Sarah is really worried; the place soon looks like a bomb site. Ken goes for his interview for the supply teaching job. He is successful and they tell him he can start next week. Deirdre feels both pleased and jealous at the same time. Unbeknown to Sarah, Candice gets a copy of the Ramsdens' keys made. Vik receives a call from Hazel and they arrange to meet again. Gail realises something is going on when she can't find the keys. She and Richard go round to the Ramsdens and see the mess. Gail is furious with Sarah.
Air Date: 2002-02-18
- 31 Tue 19 Feb, 2002
Downhearted Les says goodbye to Toyah as she leaves. Maria upsets Jason by saying that she's got no time for him. He gets even more upset when he finds her talking to Sam. Gail admonishes Sarah over the Ramsden incident. Richard's lenient approach leads to Gail letting her and Candice off. Candice still has the keys to the house and invites Todd round. They argue and Todd leaves. Candice then entices Jason in and they get drunk. Dev congratulates Ken on his new job, Deirdre is unconvinced. Karen asks Bobbi about Vik's birthday arrangements. Bobbi feels as though he's not showing any interest. Karen consoles her. Vik cleans his flat as he's expecting Hazel round. She stays for an hour and then leaves saying that she wants to take things slowly. Les gets dressed up in his fake snakeskin jacket in preparation for a night on the town. He is going to enjoy his bachelor lifestyle. Jason initiates sleeping with Candice. As they dress, Todd calls round to see Candice. He catches Jason and realises what's gone on. Gail, Richard and Sarah hear shouting and go out to investigate. They find Todd, Jason and Candice arguing. Todd hits Jason and says he doesn't want to speak to either of them ever again.
Air Date: 2002-02-19
- 32 Fri 22 Feb, 2002
It is Vik's birthday and Toyah and Bobbi hide the secret party from him. Eileen catches Todd and Jason fighting and Todd tells her about Jason sleeping with Candice. Candice tells Sarah about sleeping with Jason. Gail is furious with her but Candice turns on the tears and Gail falls for her story that nothing happened. Eileen calls round to Gail's and realises that she has fallen for Candice's story. Eileen tells her that she has no chance with Jason. Vik has a special birthday meeting with Hazel and she gives him a gold bracelet. Les tries to make Janice jealous by shouting about his date at the Rovers. Steve learns about Bobbi's intentions to move into Vik's flat. Todd tells Maria about Jason and Candice. She tells him to get lost. Tyrone sees her crying and tries to comfort her. He then sees Jason and thumps him leading to Kirk finding out. Jason walks out of home feeling that he's not wanted anywhere. Candice waits for him and Jason tells her that it was a mistake. Vik arrives home to the party later than expected. He and Bobbi argue and she cries.
Air Date: 2002-02-22
- 33 Sun 24 Feb, 2002
Bobbi thinks it is over with Vik. Karen tells her to make him sweat. Sarah and Candice discuss Todd and Jason. Candice goes round to the Grimshaws to apologise to Todd. Todd plays it cool and Candice ends up storming out. Eileen tells Todd he's better off without her. Janice catches Les buying cleaning materials for the house. He lets her know he's got a lady coming round. Dev uncovers the truth about Vik's other woman. He gives Vik advice about going out with married women. Fiz tells Tyrone that he's not to speak to Maria but then finds out it was Tyrone who hit Jason. Les and Sandra have a drink at the Rovers. She meets Janice. Rita lets it be known that she is 70 years old tomorrow much to Norris' excitement. Emily suggests a birthday lunch with her and Betty. Blanche invites herself. Karen and Maria promise Bobbi that she'll get Vik back if she does it their way. Karen tells Vik that Bobbi is at her flat. Vik calls round and tells her he's met someone else. Dev thinks Vik is mad to finish with Bobbi but offers his support. Sarah checks to see if Todd is all right. Archie thinks Blanche is a right laugh. Janice sees Les take Sandra into his house.
Air Date: 2002-02-24
- 34 Mon 25 Feb, 2002
Blanche and Deirdre fret over Ken's first day at school. Vera has a go at Eileen regarding Jason's behaviour towards Maria. Blanche, Rita, Betty and Emily set off for their quiet day in the country. They get lost and encounter Johnny James who is on the run from the police. Sally is angry with Jason after her and Shelley find him sleeping rough in the Hardware shop. Vik tells Hazel that he's dumped Bobbi and that she makes him happy. Eileen threatens Jason with drastic action if he doesn't return home. Johnny reveals a gun and when the car stops with the police in pursuit Rita attacks him and Blanche pours her hot flask of tea on his groin. He is arrested and the ladies go to the police station to give statements. Todd is still angry at Jason but Eileen helps ease the pain. Ken is exhausted after the day's teaching. After hearing all about the heroine's day out, Norris toasts Rita on her 70th birthday.
Air Date: 2002-02-25
- 35 Tue 26 Feb, 2002
Norris feels that Emily and Rita are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and need to talk about their experience. Blanche reconstructs the incident for Deirdre and Ken and then fakes weakness to win sympathy from Archie. Emily relates her ordeal back to losing Earnest. Mike tells her he wished he could have done something different, and if there's anything she ever needs he'll be there. Emily tells him not to blame himself. Maria tells Vik that Bobbi's gone to Tenerife with her sister. Rita, Blanche, Betty and Emily make front page news in the gazette. Les cleans house to the sound of Tom Jones. Audrey tells Maria she can do far better than Tyrone and Jason. Les gets Toyah to come round and collect her mail while Sandra is there. They both meet, although the atmosphere is rather awkward. Vik gets annoyed with Eileen and Vernon poking their noses into his business, saying he wants to keep his private life private. Betty becomes upset, Fred arranges a few days away with Gordon. Craig Rowe, the reporter from the gazette turns up at the Rovers wanting to write a follow up story on Weatherfield's battling grannies. Blanche and co. force him out of the pub. Archie sees Blanche's true colours, announcing to Deirdre that he likes them feisty. Sandra tells Les she wants to take things slowly, as she too has been hurt. Les feels as though the relationship may be going somewhere.
Air Date: 2002-02-26
- 36 Fri 1 Mar, 2002
Norris talks to Curly and Emma and is delighted as he thinks he is going to be asked to be godfather to baby Ben. In Betty's absence Eve makes the hotpot and it goes down badly. Les and Eileen click on that Vik has been having secret liaisons with Hazel Wilding. Sarah and Todd are getting closer. Rita receives a summons from the police. Her driving licence expired on her birthday and she's liable for a £250 fine. Emma and Curly ask Vera whether they'd like to become Ben's Godparents. Les and Eileen confront Vik about Hazel. Curly and Emma lose their nerve while trying to tell Norris he is not a Godparent. They ask him if he'll do a reading at the christening. Les's date is cancelled when Sandra has to work late. He and Eileen arrange to go for a curry instead. Rita sorts out the licence renewal problem at the police station. Candice discovers that Sarah fancies Todd, Candice storms off. Vik is adamant to Dev that nothing is going to get in the way of him and Hazel. Geena and Shelley have a £20 bet on whose food will be the most popular. Sandra surprises Les by turning up at the Rovers. Eileen ponders how sad her life has become after she is blown out twice by Les in the same night. Emma chastises Curly after he suggests that Emma should give up her job now that she is a mother.
Air Date: 2002-03-01
- 37 Sun 3 Mar, 2002
Emma and Curly decide Ben's Godparents should be Vera, Jack and Kevin. Martin and Sally struggle to arrange a date and decide on a dinner date, but the plan is scuppered when Sally sends Jason home in agony after a root filling. Shelley makes a panacklety dish in her bid to win the bet with Geena. Curly asks Kevin if he'd like to be Ben's Godfather. Kevin is chuffed. Les and Vernon toss a coin to decide who should pick up Hazel Wilding after she calls for a cab. Kevin tells Norris that he, Jack and Vera are Ben's Godparents. Martin complains to Sally that they never get to spend any time together. Curly is still worried about Emma's job being too dangerous, and begins to change his mind over being a househusband. He doesn't know what's best. Les turns up at Hazel's with the wrong intentions. She gives him a slap and he tells her that he had heard at the cab office that she was gagging for it. Norris is upset over the Godparent mix up. Candice tells Sarah she knows something is going to happen between her and Todd and that she should dump Luke. Geena teases Shelley after the lack of success with her panacklety dish. Curly and Emma ask Norris to be the third Godparent. Hazel confronts Vik about what he's been talking about at the cab office. As she goes to leave Vik tells her that he loves her.
Air Date: 2002-03-03
- 38 Mon 4 Mar, 2002
Curly is apprehensive about leaving his job and worried about Emma returning to work, but she is adamant. Sally and Martin arrange a romantic night in together. Vik warns Les to stay wasy from Hazel. Geena's posh nosh does not go down well with the Rover's regulars. Vik admits to Dev that he has fallen in love with Hazel. Sarah breaks up with Luke. Gail receives a phone call from the hospital to say that Martin has been attacked. She rushes off to the hospital, sending Sarah to tell Sally.
Air Date: 2002-03-04
- 39 Tue 5 Mar, 2002
Martin returns from hospital. Emma goes out shopping, but constantly worries about Ben. She gets Kevin to go and check up on Curly. Fred plans to steal Betty's hot pot recipe, but Betty is soon wise to his idea. Sally is resentful that it was Gail that went to the hospital first, but Martin is reassuring- it is her that he loves. Sarah and Todd arrange to go for a pizza to get back at Candice. Les takes Sandra to the café. Jason is blown out by Maria and Candice. Everything goes wrong for Curly at the final moment just as Emma returns. Jason brings a girl to the Rovers and Maria is scathing. Sandra spends the night with Les.
Air Date: 2002-03-05
- 40 Wed 6 Mar, 2002
Audrey agrees to baby-sit for Sarah while she goes out with Todd, but to Sarah's embarrassment broadcasts it in front of Todd, Candice and Eileen. Emma goes back to work, but finds it really difficult to leave Ben. Fred upsets Betty by trying to persuade her to reveal her hot-pot recipe again. Les is in high spirits after his night with Sandra. Eve tells Betty that Fred wants to mass produce her hot-pot to sell in the shops. Betty gives Fred what he thinks is the recipe for her hot-pot. Sandra cancels her date with Les. Vik picks up John Wilding and Les puts his foot in it by teasing Vik over the radio about how lucky he is to be with Hazel. Emma teases Curly that she will put her name down for a week-long training course as he coped so well with Ben. John Wilding makes it subtly clear that he has marked Vik's card with regard to his wife. Sarah and Todd go for a pizza but in ends in an argument and Todd leaves. Janice sees Sandra with another man.
Air Date: 2002-03-06
- 41 Fri 8 Mar, 2002
Candice is smug that things didn't go well for Todd and Sarah. Sally is concerned that Martin is returning to work in the casualty department. Norris tells Emma and Curly that he will be taking his duties as godparent very seriously. Toyah is concerned about Les as Janice tells her about seeing Sandra with another man. Norris, the first to taste Fred's hot-pot, coughs and splutters at the amount of pepper in it. Fred is furious that Betty has set him up. Todd is rude to Sarah when she tries to apologize to him. Eve has no sympathy for Fred and warns him off interfering in the Rovers again. Jason convinces Todd that Sarah does really fancy him. Vernon and Les phone Vik and pretend to be John Wilding. Vik doesn't see the funny side and sacks them both. Toyah tells Les that he thinks Sandra is seeing someone else. Sarah and Todd admit they fancy each other and end up kissing. Toyah is exasperated as Les doesn't believe that Sandra has another man and thinks that Janice is jealous and trying to split them up.
Air Date: 2002-03-08
- 42 Sun 10 Mar, 2002
It's the day of Ben's christening and Curly and Emma are getting ready. Sunita is upset that her mum hasn't phoned to thank her for the Mother's Day card. Dev persuades Vik not to go to Hazel's house looking for her. Deidre forgets to send Blanche a Mother's Day card and Blanche is displeased. Jason tells Todd that he should be grateful that he got off with Candice because now Todd can go out with Sarah. Les has a go at Janice and she storms out the café. Candice storms off when she sees Todd and Sarah kissing. Ken and Deirdre go to lunch without Blanche who is still sulking. Les is still bragging about his relationship with Sandra. Blanche is cheered up by Archie's visit. Everyone returns to the street talking about the Christening and Norris correcting the vicar on his wording. Norris talks at length to Curly's parents about his involvement with Ben. Norris declares to Vera and Kevin that he is the chief godparent. John Wilding pays Vik a visit at the cab office-he doesn't touch him physically, but the threat is there. Sandra confesses to a distraught Les that she is giving it another go with her ex.
Air Date: 2002-03-10
- 43 Mon 11 Mar, 2002
Sally is taken aback by Martin's suggestion of moving in. Martin returns to work and is disappointed that he has to return to his flat. Les is pretending to Janice and Toyah that everything is fine with Sandra. Vik is still worried about John Wilding. Matt and Charlie return from their skiing trip and Charlie is clearly distracted. Sally asks Rita's advice about whether she thinks Martin should move in. Vik tells Dev and Steve that he is determined to keep on seeing Hazel. Gail and Richard are planning an expensive summer holiday. Bethany spoils Sarah's evening in with Todd by spilling a drink over him. Martin and Sally have an argument about whether to move in together and Martin ends up telling Sally that her hang-ups with him are because of her own messes in the past.
Air Date: 2002-03-11
- 44 Tue 12 Mar, 2002
Martin is distant with Sally telling her that there is nothing left to say. Les is still pretending that he is still seeing Sandra. Sarah and Gail are distraught that the council is planning to shut down the crèche. Mike plans an open day at the factory. Curly promises to look into the crèche situation for Sarah, but when he simply reiterates council policy, Gail and Sarah are unimpressed. Curly is upset that he couldn't help. Sally is fed up of Martin acting like a spoilt child. Vik is still convinced that something bad has happened to Hazel. Despite Steve's advice Vik goes round to Hazel's house looking for her. Fiz makes a her own design of bustier in the factory and when Mike catches her he tells her it would only sell in a joke shop and that this is her final warning. Martin and Sally call a truce, but it is clear that things are far from settled between them. Les pretends to Toyah that he has stepped aside to let Sandra give her marriage another go. Toyah is impressed by this noble gesture. Hazel tells Vik that she has no intention of leaving John and that things are definitely over between them. As Vik leaves John Wilding is standing on the other side of the street watching everything.
Air Date: 2002-03-12
- 45 Fri 15 Mar, 2002
Vik tells Steve that he doesn't believe that things are really over between him and Hazel. Ken agrees to help Blanche sort out her new bus pass. Curly organises a meeting to discuss ideas as to what can be done about the plans to close down the crèche. Everyone is supportive except Blanche, who later has to eat humble pie because she needs Curly to vouch for her at the council to get a new bus pass. Hazel phones and orders a taxi with Streetcars. Maria and Maxine plan a night out, but Ashley tells her that she can't go in her state. Blanche is not finding it very easy coping with Ben. Vik is disappointed that when he goes to collect Hazel, John is with her. Martin is not happy that Sally seems to be calling all the shots about when they can see each other. John Wilding and Hazel's brother make a terrified Vik drive to John's plant hire yard and threaten him never to contact Hazel ever again.
Air Date: 2002-03-15
- 46 Sun 17 Mar, 2002
Air Date: 2002-03-17
- 47 Mon 18 Mar, 2002
Charlie is annoyed that Matt has promised on her behalf that she will go to the council meeting, but clearly there is more to her mood than just this. Martin tells Sally that they are really over and that he doesn't love her any more. Sally is upset. Mike holds an Open Day at the factory and some buyers visit. At the last minute Mike stops Fiz from unveiling her sexy designs to the prospective clients and Fiz is disappointed. Mike gives Fiz a final warning, telling her she could have cost them a contract. Sally accuses Gail of being a "smug do-gooder" when she tries to offer Gail advice about Martin. Later Sally apologises to Gail and they agree to forget it. The council meeting is not a success and the issue of the crèche is not even on the agenda. Vik goes round to see Hazel and she tells him to leave, admitting that she knew all about John threatening Vik and that he was doing her dirty work. Vik is devastated that Hazel was in on the plan. Charlie finds out that she is pregnant.
Air Date: 2002-03-18
- 48 Tue 19 Mar, 2002
Harry Hollands, a buyer visits Mike at the factory. He's unimpressed with Mike's designs but then he spots Fiz's designs and tells Mike he's interested in them. Ken's article about the creche appears in the Gazette. Audrey tells Curly that in order to get people to listen to him on the Council you sometimes have to pull strings. She recommends that he speaks to Clive Howell and mentions her name, as he still owes her a favour. Vik is still very down about Hazel. He tells Dev that he still loves her. Dev tells him to pull himself together. Rosie tells David that Sally and Martin have been rowing. Martin regrets finishing with Sally and tells her that he'd like to try again. Martin is upset when Sally says that she now thinks it's for the best if they finish. Charlie confides in Emma about her pregnancy. She makes Emma promise not tell anyone, especially Matt. Fiz is chuffed when Mike pays her £500 for her underwear designs. She tells the girls that she is the next Vivienne Westwood.
Air Date: 2002-03-19
- 49 Fri 22 Mar, 2002
Curly misses his appointment at the Council to discuss the crèche because he has to look after Ben. Sarah is furious with him. The girls point out to Fiz that Mike has ripped her off, that £500 as a one-off payment with no percentage deal is terrible. Trevor Stamp from the Taxi Licensing Enforcement Team turns up at Street Cars saying that they are under investigation. Charlie tells Emma that she's made an appointment for an abortion and asks Emma to go with her. Emma tries to talk her out of it and encourages her to tell Matt. Charlie refuses. Vik and Steve are worried about their taxi business. Steve suggests that Hazel's husband might be behind it. Fiz tells Mike she's not happy with the deal. He tells her it's too late as she's signed a contract. Fiz throws his drink in his face and tells him to stick his job. She then regrets it.
Air Date: 2002-03-22
- 50 Sun 24 Mar, 2002
Vik and Steve call a meeting at Street Cars. Vik tries to blame one of the drivers. Steve gets angry and tells them that Vik has been seeing a married woman and that her husband is probably behind the investigation. Emily suggests to Fiz that she should protest in some way about the way in which Mike has treated her. Fiz stages a protest on the garage roof. Everyone including Mike comes out to watch. The Gazette turns up. Fiz takes off her top to show everyone the bustier which she designed. Emma and Charlie are discussing the abortion when Maxine arrives. They both fall silent and Maxine is miffed at being excluded. Fiz finally takes her bustier off and goes topless. Mike tells her that she can have her job back and that they'll discuss money on Monday. Fiz is delighted but Tyrone finishes with her for humiliating him in public.
Air Date: 2002-03-24
- 51 Mon 25 Mar, 2002
Tyrone feels depressed now that he's split up from Fiz. Sarah organises a sit-in in protest of the crèche being closed down. The Gazette turns up and interview her. They take pictures of her and Bethany and ask her how old she is. Curly also supports the sit-in. Steve and Vik go to see the Licensing people to find out why Street Cars is under investigation. They are told that they have received some sexual harassment complaints. Steve assumes they must be from John Wilding. Jason borrows a tenner off Eileen and has a win on the horses. He gives Todd some of his winnings to give to Eileen. Mike tells Fiz that her design is good and with some practice she could be excellent. Fiz tells Tyrone that it's for the best that they've split up as she is ambitious and he's not. Maxine realises that Charlie is avoiding her and decides to have it out with her. Charlie tells her that she's pregnant and going to have an abortion and that Matt must never know.
Air Date: 2002-03-25
- 52 Wed 27 Mar, 2002
It's the day of Charlie's abortion. Maxine decides to tell Matt about Charlie's pregnancy so that he can try and stop her from terminating it. Matt tries to talk Charlie out of it but to no avail. Tyrone sees Maria with a new bloke and realises that she's not interested in him any more. Steve and Vik are very worried about the state of the business and wish they could find out who reported them to the Licensing authority. Curly tries to persuade his fellow Councillors to keep the crèche open but they won't listen. In desperation Sarah and the other young mothers stage a protest outside the Town Hall. Curly is arrested by Emma. Kirk delivers a job lot of Easter Eggs to Bobbi and Maria's flat, he's intending to sell them. Bobbi confides in Maria that she was the one who reported Street Cars to get back at Vik for dumping her. Charlie arrives back from her abortion; she tells Matt that she can understand that he will probably never forgive her. He says that he has done something far worse; he tells Charlie about Maxine's baby probably being his own. He suggests to Charlie that they forgive each other.
Air Date: 2002-03-27
- 53 Fri 29 Mar, 2002
Charlie tells Matt she never wants to see him again and he leaves. Steve and Vik are getting very concerned about the business. Steve tells Vik that he has no option but to go and talk to John Wilding. Maria tries to talk Bobbi into admitting to Vik that she is behind the complaints but Bobbi refuses. Sally tells Gail that she's really short of money and that the business isn't doing very well. Kirk persuades Tyrone to come in with him on the Easter egg scam but they find it difficult to flog them. Emma asks Curly to give up his crèche campaign as it's causing her embarrassment at work but he refuses. Charlie tells Maxine that she now knows the truth about the baby. Maxine is worried sick that Charlie will tell Ashley. She pleads with Charlie to keep quiet but Charlie makes no promises.
Air Date: 2002-03-29
- 54 Sun 31 Mar, 2002
Curly apologises to Emma and says that he will give up fighting over the crèche. Tyrone and Kirk are desperately trying to sell the Easter Eggs but not having much luck. Matt calls in to collect his things from Charlie. He tries to talk to her but she doesn't want to know. Matt tells Ashley about Charlie's abortion. Charlie tells Ashley about Matt's affair but doesn't mention Maxine's name. Richard discovers that David has been using his computer and in the process has lost a whole lot of work which Richard was in the middle of. Richard is very angry and threatens to give David a good hiding. Vik calls to see John Wilding. John tells him he had nothing to do with the complaints about Street Cars. David tells Martin that Richard threatened him. Martin rows with Gail and Richard. David goes to stay with Martin for the night. Richard tells Gail that she should have stood by him over the David situation and threatens to leave if she doesn't.
Air Date: 2002-03-31
- 55 Mon 1 Apr, 2002
Kirk and Tyrone melt down the Easter Eggs to make chocolate apples which they hope to sell to the corner shop. Monica upsets them all over the floor. Martin is worried about David's relationship with Richard but Kevin advises him to give Richard a chance. Sally is really worried about the business as a new DIY store has opened in town. Roy tells Ken that Anita has left the area and the Historical Society need a new Chairperson. Ashley asks Matt about the affair which he had. Matt tells him that it was about 10 years ago with Charlie's best friend. David arrives back at home. Richard apologises to him for getting cross and David says he's sorry for using Richard's computer. Richard tells Gail they should set a date for the wedding. Maria tells Karen that it was Bobbi who shopped Street Cars to the Licensing Authority. Karen tells Vik and Steve.
Air Date: 2002-04-01
- 56 Tue 2 Apr, 2002
Richard tells Gail he would like a big Church wedding in July, Gail agrees. Bobbi arrives for work and Karen starts shouting at her for trying to destroy Street Cars. Karen and Bobbi start fighting. Mike has to split them up. Matt tries to talk to Maxine again, saying that the baby is all he's got left. Maxine tells him to go away. Sol Pepper, a competitor of Mike's arrives at the factory. He accuses Mike of copying his designs and says he'll sue him. The designs are Fiz's designs. Fiz swears they were her own work but Mike sacks her anyway. Vik and Bobbi row over the letters of complaint which she wrote. Bobbi promises to try and put things right. Richard has a look at Sally's finances for her and suggests she remortgages. Sarah gets a letter telling her that Bethany has a place in a crèche over the other side of town. Richard promises to give her a lift each day. Matt gets very drunk, Ashley takes him home and tells Maxine that Matt will be staying with them for a few days. Mike receives a letter from Sol Pepper's solicitor threatening proceedings.
Air Date: 2002-04-02
- 57 Fri 5 Apr, 2002
Jason buys the Easter Eggs off Kirk for £25 to give away as part of a promotion at the Hardware Shop. Sally is cross as he didn't consult her. Ashley invites Matt to leave the B&B and stay with them. Maxine tries to talk Matt out of it but Matt says that he wants to stay with her and the baby. Maxine is distraught. Mike tells the factory girls that Sol Pepper is taking him to Court and he could end up closing down the factory. Martin has a look at the remortgage papers which Richard gave to Sally and tells her that it's a terrible deal. Sally is concerned. Bobbi returns the flat keys to Audrey and leaves the Street. Roy becomes the new Chairperson of the Weatherfield Historical Society. Blanche has a date with Archie, Ken and Deirdre arrive home to find them dancing in the front room. Jason sells the Easter Eggs to Vik for £60 to give away free with taxi rides to help bolster business. Fred tells Eve that for tax relief reasons he's going to sign the Rovers over to her.
Air Date: 2002-04-05
- 58 Sun 7 Apr, 2002
Sally is worried that the business is doing so badly she might have to let Jason go. Jason manages to sell a whole lot of home safety products to Emma, Sally is pleased but she knows it's not enough. Mike suggests to Sol Pepper that Underworld could make the bustiers for Sol's company more cheaply than he makes them himself. Sol realises this is a good proposition and says he'll consider it. Charlie arrives back and sees Matt going into the Peacocks house. She confronts him and soon realises that Ashley is still ignorant of the situation. Ashley realises that there's something going on and questions Matt and Maxine. Matt forces Maxine to tell Ashley about their one night stand. Ashley is devastated and realises that the baby could be Matt's. Maxine is so distraught that she goes into labour six weeks early. Ashley calls an ambulance and goes with Maxine to the hospital after telling Matt to get out of the house and leave them alone.
Air Date: 2002-04-02
- 59 Mon 8 Apr, 2002
Maxine's baby is born prematurely. It's a little boy. Deirdre has a go at Blanche for staying out all hours with Archie. Ken sees Charlie at school with a terrible hangover. He tells her to go home. Later he is surprise and concerned to see her drinking again in the pub. Maria introduces her new boyfriend Dan who works in the car trade to Tyrone. Tyrone is jealous. Hayley persuades Mike to give Fiz her job back at the factory. Sally tells Gail that she won't be taking Richard's financial advice. Matt arrives at the hospital to see Maxine but Ashley tells him to get out. Sally tells Jason she can't afford to keep his job on and gives him two weeks' wages redundancy. Ashley realises that Maxine intended to keep the whole question over the baby's father quiet. He tells her he can never believe another word she says and breaks down.
Air Date: 2002-04-08
- 60 Tue 9 Apr, 2002
Archie invites Blanche to go to Blackpool for the weekend with him. Blanche says she'll think about it. Deirdre is horrified. Charlie is hitting the bottle again. She staggers into the Medical Centre looking for Matt but he isn't there. Sarah sees her and later when she's telling Candice about it, Miss Johnson the Headmistress overhears. Fred visits his new grandson in hospital and is surprised to find that Ashley isn't there. Maxine is upset that Ashley hasn't been to visit and tells Audrey that she's worried that she's lost Ashley forever. Jack offers his services to Archie as a pall-bearer Archie says he'll bear it in mind if they're ever desperate. Fred buys drinks for everyone in the Rovers and they wet the baby's head. Matt calls to see Maxine to try and win her round. Maxine tells him that if he doesn't leave her alone she'll get him struck off. Audrey calls to see Ashley and tells him how sorry Maxine is and that he should be at his wife's and son's side. Ashley cries.
Air Date: 2002-04-09
- 61 Fri 12 Apr, 2002
Sally is increasingly worried about her financial problems. Kevin offers to lend her some money but she refuses, pretending everything is okay. Charlie is back in teaching in school but is drunk, the pupils can tell. Roy decides he wants to stage a Historical Society event in the summer. He settles on a Civil War re-enactment as it's relevant to Manchester. Sally tells Gail that the new owners of the shop have doubled the rent. Fred is getting more and more worried about Ashley's apparent disinterest in the baby. Archie and Blanche leave for Blackpool in Archie's hearse. Ken catches Charlie swigging from a Vodka bottle in the Staff Room, he tries to talk to her but she won't listen. In desperation Ken reports Charlie Miss Johnson. Charlie is suspended. Ken feels guilty. Ashley visits the baby. He tells Maxine that he just feels numb. He feels like both she and the baby are strangers. Maxine is very upset.
Air Date: 2002-04-12
- 62 Sun 14 Apr, 2002
Ashley collects Maxine from the hospital. The baby has to stay in for three weeks. Ashley is still very cold towards Maxine. Ken tells Matt that Charlie has been suspended from school. Sally asks Rita for a further £2500 loan on top of the £12000 she's already borrowed. Rita refuses. Deirdre can't stop fretting about Blanche and hopes she's okay. Blanche and Archie arrive back from Blackpool where they've had a fantastic time ballroom dancing. Deirdre is shocked to find out that they stayed in Archie's caravan which is open plan! Roy decides on the part of the Civil War which the Historical Society will re-enact. Audrey tries to persuade Ashley to talk to Maxine but he's too hurt. Ashley sleeps in the spare room. Matt calls to see Charlie, they agree that they've both made a complete mess or their relationship. Sally realises she has no option but to close the shop. She puts a sign in the window saying "Final Closing Down Sale".
Air Date: 2002-04-14
- 63 Mon 15 Apr, 2002
Maxine is still trying hard to be cheerful with Ashley. She asks him if he'd like to come with her to see the baby but he refuses. He tells her he needs time to think. Maxine finds that he's been look at photos of the baby. Weatherfield Hardware Supplies make Sally an offer of £17000 for all her stock. She accepts it. Charlie is asked to resign from her teaching post. She accepts and leaves. Miss Johnson tells Ken that he will have to cover half of Charlie's hours. The pupils think that he got Charlie sacked on purpose because he wanted the work. A boy called Aidan Critchley gives him a hard time. Fred has another go at Ashley; he can't understand why he's taking so little interest in his wife and child. Roy gets the go ahead to stage a re-enactment of a Civil War skirmish by the Historical Society. He decides on the Queen's Jubilee weekend and the Red Rec which he suggests to Hayley might have been called so because of the amount of blood shed there in 1642. Matt calls to see Charlie. She tells him that she's moving away to London. The radio in the hardware shop is still switched on with the volume down. The plug starts to smoulder, catches light. The hardware shop is on fire. Martin and David are asleep in the flat above.
Air Date: 2002-04-15
- 64 Tue 16 Apr, 2002
The Ramsdens talk about making a fresh start away from the street. Richard and Gail spot the fire as they return after their romantic night out. As Gail hammers on the door there is an explosion from inside the shop. David wakes up. Terrified and choking on smoke fumes he tries to wake Martin. Richard tries to calm Gail who is hysterical with fear. David unable to rouse Martin, tries to drag him out, when Richard comes to the rescue, but David insists on still helping lift his dad to safety. The fire brigade arrive, then Richard and David emerge with Martin. Sally arrives with Kevin and is distraught to see all the damage. Les gives Janice a smoke alarm. Martin agrees to stay at Gail's while they clean up his flat. Matt decides he will leave with Charlie and they drive off together. Audrey pokes fun at Roy's efforts over the historical re-enactment, but Norris offers to help. Ken is covering for Charlie's classes. Maxine informs Ashley that the Ramsdens have gone and they can now get on with their lives, but Ashley is adamant. Eileen takes Sally a bottle of wine to cheer her up.
Air Date: 2002-04-16
- 65 Wed 17 Apr, 2002
Ashley agrees to go with Maxine to collect the baby. Gail receives an early phone call telling her Matt has left for good. Sally is sulking about how everything always goes wrong for her. Rita tells her to use this as a chance to make a fresh start. Eve receives a mystery phone call, when Fred questions her she says it was the brewery. Richard is regretting the offer of letting Martin stay. Peter asks Sally if the fire was an insurance scam, this angers both Sally and Kevin. Ken is told that Charlie has resigned and beams when he is asked if he would like to stay. Ashley wont hold the baby when the go to collect him. The insurance assessor talks to Sally about the stock. Tensions mount at the Platt's house, so Kevin invites Martin to stay at his flat. Maxine decides to choose the babies name from Fred's family tree. Ashley storms out angry with Maxine saying the name doesn't make the baby his. Sally tells Rita she was right and it is time to make a new start. Ashley tells Maxine that he wants a paternity test.
Air Date: 2002-04-17
- 66 Fri 19 Apr, 2002
Maxine pleads with Ashley not to go ahead with the paternity test. Deirdre is worried that Ken might be taking on too much by teaching full time. Sally tells Kevin that the fire started with an electrical fault Hayley is pre-occupied with thinking about their third wedding anniversary. Audrey tells Maxine to refuse a DNA sample. Eve tells Fred she can't go to see the baby. Blanche tells Norris and Betty that she is going to one of Archie's funerals, and manages to talk Betty into joining them. Audrey also tries to convince Ashley not to have a paternity test, again he is adamant. Fred goes to visit the baby. Sally accuses Jason of causing the fire. Fred returns to the pub to find out that Eve has been out. Eve tells him she went to Freshco. Eileen gives Jason grief about finding another job. Fred eavesdrops on Eve's telephone conversation. Fred asks Eve if she is worried about something, she tells him she has to go somewhere on Sunday, so can't make it to Ashley's. Blanche feeds Ken and Deirdre the sandwiches left over from the funeral. Fred checks up on Eve's story about why she cannot go to Ashley's on Sunday and finds she is lying. Ashley tells Maxine he has already made an appointment for DNA testing.
Air Date: 2002-04-19
- 67 Sun 21 Apr, 2002
Fred questions Eve further, but she continues to lie. Martin is feeling more and more awkward at Gail's house. Ashley agrees to pretend all is well until he gets the test results. Roy and Hayley unwrap each other's anniversary presents. Fred is behaving sarcastically towards Eve during the meal at Ashley's. Martin moans to Kevin about being at Gail's, Kevin repeats his offer for him to stay at his flat. Molly says nothing but is secretly put out. Fred follows Eve. Eve is told by Ray that Linda is still alive and living in Dublin, but no one else has to know. Molly is jealous of Kevin's concern over Sally. Roy recreates an authentic meal from the Civil War period as a surprise for Hayley. Hayley is disappointed. Richard is relieved when Martin tells them he is going to Kevins. Ashley continues to protest that he will not be a father to the baby until he knows for sure. Fred watches Eve and Ray exchange farewells on the doorstep and jumps to the wrong conclusion.
Air Date: 2002-04-21
- 68 Mon 22 Apr, 2002
Fred is in a mood with Eve and refuses to eat the breakfast she has made him. Kevin tells Martin that he is thinking of taking Molly to Mallorca as a birthday surprise. Ken is visibly shaken when Aiden antagonises him during one of his classes. Curly tells Roy that he would be happy to chase up possible funding for the re-enactment on the Red Rec. At work Fred is troubled over thoughts of Eve. He goes to Rover's and asks Mike if a craggy looking man as been in. Eve and Betty are getting suspicious of his behaviour. Archie tries to flatter Rita into also becoming a professional mourner, but she refuses. Fred goes to Ray's house and asks him what is going on. Ray refuses to tell Fred why he saw Eve the previous day, but leaves Fred gobsmacked when he tells him that him and Eve never divorced. After letting Blanche down by cancelling their plans for a day out, Archie promises to take her out for a slap-up meal the following evening.
Air Date: 2002-04-22
- 69 Tue 23 Apr, 2002
Sally is embarrassed when she doesn't have enough money to pay for her groceries. Deirdre tells Sally to stop being so hard on herself over the business. Curly has a day off from looking after Ben and uses the time to go to see the council about funding. Blanche cadges money from Deirdre for a new outfit and hairdo. Fred admits to Mike to having domestic problems. Ken has to endure Aiden's rendition of a poem written with the intention of humiliating him. Curly goes to see Councillor Naysmith about funding, but is told the event will not even take place. Naysmith explains that they needed to apply for all sorts of permits weeks ago. Sally is visited by the police in connection with the fire. They say the insurance company are not happy with how and when the fire happened. Egged on by Mike, Fred drags Eve into the backroom for a serious talk. Eve comes clean about Linda and Fred believes her, but then he tells her how Ray told him that he and Eve had never been divorced. It looks as if Blanche has been stood up by Archie. Eve admits to still being married and this makes Fred angry. They have a terrible fight and Eve walks out on Fred.
Air Date: 2002-04-23
- 70 Fri 26 Apr, 2002
Sally tells Rita that the police think she burned down the shop. Fred is upset that Eve has gone. Norris is spreading Sally's bad news about the police wanting her for questioning. Rita is angry with him. Kirk warns Jason to keep quiet or he may get blamed. Archie tries to apologise for standing Blanche up, but she is having non of it. Fred tells Betty, Geena and Shelley that Eve has gone for good. The three barmaids bicker over who will act as Landlady. Sally tells the police that Jason fitted the wrong fuse, making the fire a genuine accident. When questioned Jason admits to trying to fix the radio putting Sally in the clear, but Blanche and Norris act as if they still think she did it. Curly tells Roy the bad news about the re-enactment needing permission. The midwife hands Ashley the baby and he is clearly moved, this pleases Maxine, but later Ashley tells her that having feelings for the baby makes it harder for him if he isn't his. Fred confides in Mike about the marriage being a sham and that Linda is alive. Ken talks about how is age will go against him for the teaching post, Peter tells him not to give up. Archie turns up at the Barlow's to serenade Blanche into forgiving him. This attracts many of the Rovers customers who are touched by his gesture, except Fred who looks sad. Blanche forgives Archie.
Air Date: 2002-04-26
- 71 Sun 28 Apr, 2002
Archie arrives early at the Barlow's making Deirdre think that Archie has stayed the night. Shelley tells Betty that she thinks Fred could have murdered Eve. Kevin tells Molly he feels guilty about Sally's money problems. Molly tells him he is not to blame. Kevin teases Molly about his surprise birthday gift to her. Deirdre, Shelley and Gail discuss how murder could run in Fred's family. Dev won't take Geena on a business trip, so she storms out. Deirdre tells Dev that she will go on the trip with him, but Dev is against this also, because of what happened at Christmas. Mike insists that Eve tells the police that Linda is alive. Dev refuses Sally credit, Kevin sees this and follows her out, she is clearly embarrassed. Audrey advises Maxine on how to behave in future towards Ashley. Blanche is pleased when she hears from Deirdre how she thinks Archie stayed the night. Sally tells Kevin she doesn't need pity, then she accepts a loan of £400. Kevin hugs her but Sally looks uncomfortable. Ashley falters when Maxine says she loves him whatever the outcome. Mike tells Fred he has seen Eve and knows about Linda wanting a divorce. Molly tells Gail she thinks Kevin has booked a City break for her birthday. Gail says that means he must think a lot about her.
Air Date: 2002-04-28
- 72 Mon 29 Apr, 2002 [Episode 1]
Kevin tells Martin about how he's give the holiday money to Sally. The Police decide to drop the investigation into Sally's fire. She is very relieved. Sally tells Gail how uncomfortable she feels borrowing money from Kevin. Ashley and Maxine set off for the hospital to collect baby Joshua. They then go to the surgery for the DNA test. Ashley suddenly decides that he can't go through with it as it would be unfair on Joshua. Maxine begins to feel that may be there is some hope for their relationship. Dev is trying to placate Deirdre who is still upset that he won't let her go on a business trip with him. Deirdre blames what happened between them at Christmas. Geena enters the shop and overhears the conversation. Geena asks Dev what's been going on. He tells her that Deirdre tried to kiss him at Christmas. Geena says he must sack her. Miss Johnson asks Ken if he would like to become a Senior Pupil Mentor. Sarah arrives home really late with Bethany; she's had a terrible journey home from the crèche. Molly is upset when Kevin tells her he's taking her for dinner on her birthday as she thought he'd booked a holiday. Eve turns up for her belongings. Fred can't bear to be near her. Ashley finally decides to accept baby Joshua as his own, although he'll never be 100% sure.
Air Date: 2002-04-29
- 73 Mon 29 Apr, 2002 [Episode 2]
Ashley forgives Maxine and tells her he loves both she and Joshua. He moves back in to the marital bed. Maxine is delighted. Roy is so depressed at being told that the re-enactment can't go ahead that Hayley goes to see Councillor Naysmith and pleads with him to bend the rules. Molly finds out from Gail about Kevin lending Sally the holiday money. She is hurt that he couldn't tell her in the first place. Audrey and Fred call round to see Joshua. Fred is a very proud grandfather. Fred gets a temporary licence for the pub in his name so that he can remain open. He doesn't know if Eve will be back or not. Geena starts making bitchy comments to Deirdre and eventually she flips and tells Geena that she's only got Dev's version of events. Geena confronts Dev who admits he slept with Deirdre. She throws her engagement ring at him.
Air Date: 2002-04-29
- 74 Fri 3 May, 2002
Molly sees Kevin talking to Sally and realises that there's still a closeness there, she feels slightly jealous. Dev is furious with Deirdre accusing her of spilling the beans to Geena. Peter takes Shelly shopping for a new coat on his credit card as the business is doing so well. Geena tells Shelley and later Betty that she's finished with Dev because he slept with another woman. Ken tells Miss Johnson that he would like to accept the role of Senior Pupil Mentor. He also tells Miss Johnson about his problems with Aidan Critchley. Vik tells Steve about a tip he's got on a horse, Laughing Boy. Dev tries to talk Geena round but she is adamant she wants nothing more to do with him. He realises it's over. Councillor Naysmith tells Roy that thanks to Hayley he's changed his mind and the re-enactment can now go ahead. Roy is ecstatic. Steve picks Shelley and Peter up from the shops in his cab. Shelley gets a piece of chewing gum from the car seat stuck on her new coat. Steve refuses to pay for it to be dry cleaned. Dev is drunk. He shouts at Deirdre and sacks her from the shop. She leaves in tears, worried sick that he might tell Ken what went on.
Air Date: 2002-05-03
- 75 Sun 5 May, 2002
Deirdre tells Ken that she's got the day off so that he won't know she's lost her job. Ashley is now behaving as a proud father. Maxine finally starts to feel that their problems are behind them. Steve goes to place a bet at the Bookies. Peter goads him into upping his bet. Steve places £100 on Laughing Boy to win. Blanche places 50p on Chunky Monkey. Roy starts practicing 17th century recipes which he can use for the re-enactment. He makes a stew out of cow's cartilage. Audrey tries to talk to Fred about Eve but he just clams up. Laughing Boy wins the race. Steve has won £500. He tells Peter he'll collect the money on Monday. Archie chats up Audrey at the bar. Blanche is jealous. Deirdre tries to talk Geena into taking Dev back but Geena refuses. Peter tells Steve he won't get a penny of his winnings until he pays the dry cleaning bill for Shelley's coat.
Air Date: 2002-05-05
- 76 Mon 6 May, 2002
Steve goes to collect his winnings from the Bookies and to his horror finds he's lost his betting slip. Peter is delighted and denies all knowledge of Steve ever having made a bet so as to avoid paying. Steve is furious. Deirdre still can't bring herself to tell Ken that she's lost her job so she goes and sits in Roy's Rolls all day. Vera is suspicious. Fred seems to be in a better mood but he still refuses to talk to Eve when she phones. Audrey tells him that he needs to talk to her to sort everything out but he's not interested. Blanche backs Peter up saying that Steve never made a bet and she was in the shop. Richard tells Gail that the new flats will soon be sold and they will have plenty of money for the wedding. Deirdre asks Sunita to cover for in the shop in case Ken asks any awkward questions. Steve tells all Peter's other punters that Peter has refused to pay up. They all stage a walk out from the Bookies leaving Peter on his own and worried.
Air Date: 2002-05-06
- 77 Wed 8 May, 2002
Deirdre tells Ken and Blanche she's been sacked but doesn't tell them why. Steve continues to make sure everyone boycotts Peter's bookies and Peter still refuses to pay Steve his winnings. Karen and Shelley agree that they are both being incredibly childish. Ashley and Maxine persuade Fred that he must talk to Eve. He agrees to see her. Jack sneaks into the Bookies to put a bet on hoping Steve won't see him. Dev has been for a night out with Vik and apparently pulled the best looking woman in the room. Dev tells Sunita that he sacked Deirdre for lying to Geena about him. Sunita tells Deirdre who is furious. Deirdre calls to see Dev and implies that unless he gives her her job back she will tell everyone the truth. She gets her job back. Ken tells Sarah and Candice that he is now their mentor and they can come to him with their problems. He finds out that he's also looking after Aidan who again gives him a hard time and has had his eyebrow pierced. Fred and Eve meet. Fred tells her that their relationship is over as they were never married. She tells him that the pub is still legally hers and she wants it.
Air Date: 2002-05-08
- 78 Fri 10 May, 2002
Peter's business is really starting to suffer. Steve enjoys watching him sweat. Deirdre starts back at the corner shop. She and Dev call a truce. Ken is having more and more problems with Aidan. Aidan has decided to make it his mission to get Ken to leave. He tells Ken this. Aidan wreaks havoc in class. Miss Johnson enters the room and shouts at everyone not realising that Ken is there and meant to be in charge. Gail starts looking for wedding venues. Audrey admits that she's warming to Richard as her investments have now started to do very well. Fred has a meeting with Eve, Mike is present. He tells her that he will make sure she doesn't leave the marriage empty handed but she's not having the Rovers. He threatens to have her charged with bigamy if she doesn't agree to his terms. Eve realises she's beaten and is very upset. Vera decides that she's going to get Richard's advice regarding their savings. Karen finds Steve's betting slip and gives it to him. Steve says he's not going to cash it in just yet as he wants to make Peter suffer a bit more. Ken discovers that the tyres on his car have been slashed. He sees Aidan watching and smiling in the distance.
Air Date: 2002-05-10
- 79 Sun 12 May, 2002
Ken tells Deirdre about his problems at school with Aidan and the vandalism to the car. Deirdre is shocked. Fred is very depressed as he feels that Eve was his last chance of love. Jack approaches Richard for some financial advice. Richard thinks he's interested in the equity release scheme and tells him it's not suitable for couples. Vera thinks it's because their money isn't good enough. Karen shows Peter the betting slip and advises him to pay Steve the £500 to sort the matter out. Peter takes her advice and pays Steve in front of everyone in the Rovers. Steve suspects that Karen had something to do with it. Patricia, Richard's ex-wife unexpectedly turns up saying she wants Richard to buy out her 20% share of the business. Richard is unnerved. Geena's father Maurice visits her. She tells him that she and Dev have split up. Later she and her mother are reconciled on the phone. Ken visits Aidan's parents. He talks to Aidan's father about the problems his son is causing and mentions the vandalism to the car. Bob Critchley is hostile and throws Ken out of the house.
Air Date: 2002-05-12
- 80 Mon 13 May, 2002
Ken is concerned about the situation with Aidan and Deirdre suggests speaking to Miss Johnson about it. Ken tells Deirdre that he needs to fight his own battles. Richard tells Gail that Patricia has been to see him and wants to be bought out of the company. Roy and Norris put up posters to advertise the skirmish. Martin is still staying with Kevin and Molly and tells a fuming Molly that he has no idea when his own flat will be ready. Miss Johnson asks Ken to introduce the policeman that is visiting the school that afternoon. Patricia agrees to sell her share of Kellet Holdings for £25,000. Kirk suggests to Maria that they go to their Uncle Bob's caravan in Blackpool, although Maria would have to lend him the money. Maria refuses, but tells a disappointed Kirk that she may go to Blackpool anyway. Molly prepares for a romantic evening in with Kevin, but Kevin has already arranged to go for a drink with Sally. The food is ruined and Molly is disappointed. Kevin lies to her that he has been at the Rovers with Sam. Aidan leaves a shopping trolley from the canal on Ken's doorstep. Peter and Deirdre despair that Ken still refuses to involve the Head or the Police. Candice tells Peter where Aidan lives and Peter goes round and threatens Aidan's Dad to keep his son under control.
Air Date: 2002-05-13
- 81 Tue 14 May, 2002
Richard suggests to Gail that they all go to Florida for their honeymoon. Gail is over the moon. Maria and Toyah plan to go to Blackpool, but Audrey refuses to let Maria have the week off. Sally tells Molly that it was her that Kevin was in the Rovers with, not Sam. Molly is hurt that they are still so close. Steve tells Richard that there are serious cracks in the walls at the house. Steve is annoyed that Richard does not take the problem seriously. Despite his denial, Molly feels that Kevin is prioritising her last after Sally and even after Martin. Fred pokes fun at Roy about his Re-enactment plans and tells Roy that he will be catering for the upper end of the market. Emily agrees to help Roy and Hayley make the costumes for the re-enactment. David and Sarah are thrilled that Richard is taking them to Florida. Ken finds out that Peter went to see Aidan's father and tells Peter that he has made things much worse. Kirk cons Jason and Tyrone into paying £50 each to stay in the caravan that he is getting for free. Audrey changes her mind about Maria going away and tells her that she will get a temp to cover. Steve breaks the bad news to Richard that the house needs underpinning.
Air Date: 2002-05-14
- 82 Fri 17 May, 2002
Fiz persuades Kirk to let her come to Blackpool and Tyrone is furious. Richard is despairing about where to find the £45,000 he needs to underpin the house. Molly confides in Gail that there is no passionate spark in her relationship with Kevin. Kirk, Tyrone, Jason and Fiz turn up at the caravan in Blackpool only to find that Maria and Toyah have also just arrived. Aidan pays Ken a visit and tells him that he is too old to be a teacher. Richard is very interested to know that Vera and Jack have money to invest. Blanche tries to tout for coffin business for Archie, but has little success with Betty. Ken tells Peter to keep out of his business in future. Molly moves out of Kevin's flat, but on good terms. Vera and Jack discuss investment opportunities over chardonnay and dry roasted at Richard and Gail's house. Things get heated in Blackpool and Maria tells the Kirk, Tyrone, Jason and Fiz to leave. Vera writes Richard a cheque for £20,000. Richard tells Steve to go ahead with the underpinning.
Air Date: 2002-05-17
- 83 Sun 19 May, 2002
Maria is at the end of her tether and lets it slip to Jason and Tyrone that the caravan was given to them for free by their uncle. Richard reassures Gail that everything is under control. Kevin tells Sally that Molly has moved out. Sally arrives at Kevin's flat just as Molly is packing her last bags. Molly accuses Sally of standing in the way of her and Kevin. Kirk breaks into another caravan and Tyrone, Fiz and Jason move in, unaware that it is not all above board. Toyah is clearly attracted to Goran and he is paying her a lot of attention. Maria chats to Goran and Toyah gets jealous, although they are in actual fact talking about Toyah. Richard is getting anxious about the underpinning, but Steve reassures him that he is going to make a killing on the flats and not to worry. Toyah meets Goran and they sit eating chips, watching the sea and talking. Goran is late for work and is fired by his boss. Roy holds a meeting about the re-enactment and it is clear that he and Fred will not be seeing eye-to-eye about many aspects of the event. Richard tries to stall Patricia who is demanding her money by the following day. Toyah tells Maria that Goran is the most incredible man she has ever met.
Air Date: 2002-05-19
- 84 Mon 20 May, 2002
Richard receives a phone call from Patricia, but refuses to talk to her about money. Jason and Kirk fail to pull when they go in search of girls in the posh hotel bars on the North Prom. Meanwhile Toyah is on her second date with Goran. Maria and Tyrone are alone on the sea front, both are reminiscing about when the got engaged at the top of the tower, when they bump into each other. Patricia turns up at the Platt's house when Richard refuses to acknowledge her calls. Her remarks unnerve him and he takes her outside to talk, away from Gail and the kids. At the top of the tower Tyrone and Maria have an intimate moment where they declare their feelings. But when they get back on to the street Maria tells Tyrone that they can never go back to the way they were. Fred offers to sponsor Roy's re-enactment, but as a way of making himself money. Roy is worried that by allowing Fred to be sponsor he will hi-jack the whole event. Richard takes Patricia to the conversion and tries to explain why he cannot pay her. They argue and she threatens to expose him as a cheat and a liar. Richard loses his temper and picks up a spade and wacks Patricia over the head with it killing her.
Air Date: 2002-05-20
- 85 Wed 22 May, 2002
Toyah wakes up in Goran's caravan. They decide to spend another day together. Richard makes an early start at the conversion, where he hears a noise, and is given a nasty shock when a dog leaps out of the trench. Roy is irritated over the way Fred wants to change aspects of the re-enactment. The building inspector arrives and a tense Richard is relieved that he doesn't delve too deep into the trench where Patricia's dead body lies. Tyrone and Maria plan a day together leaving Fiz to tag along with Jason and Kirk. Steve spots a woman's bracelet in the trench, and stops the concrete being poured. Richard tells him it belongs to a potential buyer and takes it from him. Richard is shaking with relief as the concrete is finally poured in. Steve asks him why he is happy, Richard says it's because he can now start making money. Jason and Kirk go off with Carol and Steph, leaving Fiz on her own. She feels even more alone when she spots Toyah and Goran looking happy together. Fiz tries to buy a candy floss with a Scottish note but is refused. She insults the candy floss man, who chases after her. Fiz hides in a fortune teller's booth. Fiz takes money from an old woman, and pretends to be the fortune teller. The woman then gets her friend to also have a reading from Fiz. Jason and Kirk spend a fortune on Steph and Carol, who then dump them. A pleased Fiz is rumbled by the real fortune teller and chased out on to the street. As Toyah and Goran watch the sunset, he tells Toyah that he wants to marry her.
Air Date: 2002-05-22
- 86 Fri 24 May, 2002
Fiz offers to take the boys for a pint as she has earned some cash telling fortunes. Richard tells Gail not to worry about about Patricia ever again. Toyah tells Maria about Goran's proposal. Maria warns her that he could be asking her to marry him just so that he can stay in England. Steph and Carol Mills spot Kirk and Jason in the pub and ask them to join them in a celebration drink as they have won £200 at the bingo, the boys accept. Mike tells the factory girls he is looking for a new manager. Toyah confronts Goran about his reasons for wanting to marry her. She is shocked when he admits he wants to stay in Britain, but claims to genuinely love her. She is clearly distressed by his predicament. Fred starts to do his own research into the civil war, hoping to liven it up a little. Fiz overhears Toyah and Maria discussing Goran needing a passport. Fiz later teases him by saying she will marry him for a price. Gail finds the bracelet that was Patricia's in Richard's coat pocket. Karen sucks up to Baldwin thinking he may offer her the job of manager, but her efforts go over Mike's head. Roy is frustrated by Fred's proposal to alter the re-enactment details beyond recognition. Richard acts suspiciously when Gail mentions finding the bracelet, but covers his tracks by lying and saying it was his grandmother's bracelet and he wants her to have it as a wedding gift. Simon and Trish Farrar find Fiz in their caravan. Fiz thinks it is they who are mistaken and refuses to leave. She is later taken away by a police officer. Toyah tells Maria that she is determined to help Goran by marrying him.
Air Date: 2002-05-24
- 87 Sun 26 May, 2002
Maria tries to convince Toyah that marriage is not the right option for her and Goran. Jason and Kirk spend the night in Carol and Stephanie's caravan. In the morning as they are leaving Steph calls Carol 'mum'. Kirk thinks he is in love, and Jason is amused that Carol is Steph's mum. At the caravan, Tyrone and Maria give Kirk grief about renting out someone else's caravan and getting Fiz into trouble over it. Karen is convinced Baldwin will ask her to be manager when he goes on holiday. Kirk boasts about his conquest with Carol, much to the distaste of Maria and Jason. Tyrone goes to meet Fiz as she is released from the police station. Fiz winds Kirk up about Carol having a vicious husband who is out to get him. She does this as revenge for her having spent the night in a police cell on account of it not being their caravan. Toyah tells Goran that she will marry him. Richard surprises Gail by asking her to become his business partner. Fred has turned the re-enactment into an entertainment show and Roy is disturbed by Fred's lack of regard for authenticity and historical facts. Toyah realises she has gone too far and takes back her acceptance of marriage. Goran is very understanding. Joe Carter is released from prison and Mike Baldwin is waiting outside. Joe gets into Mike's car and they drive off.
Air Date: 2002-05-26
- 88 Mon 27 May, 2002
Mike drives Joe Carter to Roy's Rolls where they have breakfast. Mike has given Joe the job of Factory Manager at Underworld. Mike is pleased that he's got Joe cheaply as nobody else will employ him having just come out of prison. Joe is worried that Mike has hired him to perform dodgy deals for him and tells Mike he's not interested. Mike assures him that's not the case. Roy is furious with Norris who has said he's no longer going to fight for the Parliamentarians as he feels it would be a conflict of interest as he's employed by Her Majesty as a Post Office worker. The girls in the factory are intrigued by their new boss, Joe. Karen is furious as she hoped the job would be hers. She decides to try and make his life hell but Joe remains one step ahead. Joe chats up Geena over the bar. Dev sees this. Dev asks Mike where he's come from and Mike tells him in confidence that he's just come out of prison. Fred is jealous when he sees the pike that Roy has acquired for the re-enactment. Eileen finds out that Jason has stayed in Blackpool as he's got a job. Sally phones the insurance company and is relieved to hear that the official notification is in the post - all she has to do is sign, return and she should then receive her cheque.
Air Date: 2002-05-27
- 89 Wed 29 May, 2002
Gail signs the papers and becomes Richard's new business partner. Fred shows David his re-enactment sword. David is impressed and lends his support to Fred and the Royalists. Sam asks Kevin for a couple of weeks' holiday and is annoyed when he's refused. The factory girls are warming to Joe except for Karen who is determined to give him a hard time. Sarah and Aidan bunk off school. Aidan shop lifts some chocolate from the Kabin and they take it back to Sarah's house to eat. They are almost caught by Gail and Richard but manage to slip out of the back door just in time. Sarah agrees to play truant again with Aidan. Betty finds Fred trying on his re-enactment costume. Roy gets to hear about Fred's red tights and floppy hat and marches round to see Fred. He demands that they have a meeting to ensure that the re-enactment is taken seriously and is historically accurate. Sally tells Rita that as soon as her insurance cheque arrives she will pay her back. She also promises to take the girls on holiday. Joe asks Geena out in front of Dev. Geena agrees. Dev later tries to warn Joe off accusing him of being a crook just out of jail. Joe is angry and threatens Dev.
Air Date: 2002-05-29
- 90 Fri 31 May, 2002
Sarah and Aidan bunk off school again. Dev tries to warn Geena off Joe but she tells him to leave her alone. Dev tells Vik about Joe's prison history and says he wishes he could tell Geena. Vik advises him to keep quiet. Todd accuses Sarah of two-timing him with Aidan. She denies it. Ken asks Sarah where she's been all day and she pretends that Bethany hasn't been well. It's obvious Ken doesn't believe her. Sally is shocked when she receives a letter from the insurance telling her that the amount she's due is a lot less than she was expecting. She discovers that she was under insured. Joe takes Geena out for dinner and she looks fantastic. Dev is green with envy. Sally gives Rita a post dated cheque for the amount she owes her. Later she pours her heart out to Kevin saying that she can't afford to take the girls on holiday. Kevin comforts her. Roy, Fred and everyone involved have a meeting about the re-enactment. They have a vote and it's decided to alter history in honour of the Queen's Jubilee so that Royalists win the battle. Roy is livid.
Air Date: 2002-05-31
- 91 Sun 2 Jun, 2002
Fred has had the sign over the Rovers front door changed to Fred Elliott, Licencee. Kevin asks Sam if he can do some overtime on Bank Holiday. Despite Kevin's offer of triple pay Sam refuses as he's taking part in the re-enactment of the Civil War battle. Mike is going on holiday to La Manga. He is leaving Joe Carter in charge of Underworld whilst he is away. Geena tells Shelly she had a great night with Joe. Dev asks Vikram to have a word with Geena and tell her that Joe is a crook. Vik refuses and warns Dev not to get involved. Roy goes out to Bolton. Hayley is worried that he is going to do something stupid in an attempt to get back at Fred. Gail suggests to Todd and Sarah that they plan Bethany's birthday party. Todd and Sarah are not impressed with the idea of a party with their neighbours. Candice comes round and she and Todd have a laugh at the idea of Bethany's party. Sarah gets upset and announces that she is inviting another boy. Todd is not pleased. Roy visits Laurence Burford, a civil war fanatic who hires out replica guns. He hires a replica musket. Laurence gives him a few tips on how to handle the gun. On his way home Roy pops into a mini-mart. He is practicing with his musket in the shop and is arrested for attempted armed robbery. He tries to explain but is taken to the police station and locked up for the night. Sally tells Sophie and Rosie that she cannot afford to take them on holiday. They are disappointed and she tells Kevin that she thinks she is a bad mother.
Air Date: 2002-06-02
- 92 Mon 3 Jun, 2002
Roy is eventually released from the police cells and is just in time for the re-enactment although he's cutting it fine. The re-enactment takes place, Fiz is spy but decides she won't double-cross Roy to Fred's annoyance, Karen is a witch, Maxine is a princess on a pantomime horse, Sam is hit by a flying pie and breaks his arm. The whole thing disintegrates into farce, Roy is furious with Fred for ruining his day and eventually they have to be led away by security to make way for the Bessie Street Twirling Kazoo Band. Back at the Rovers and Roy's Rolls the Roundheads and Cavaliers rally their respective leaders and convince them that the fight is not over. Roy and Fred go head to head in the Street, Fred ends up on the ground while furious Roy holds his pike to Fred's throat. Hayley drags Roy off before any damage is done.
Air Date: 2002-06-03
- 93 Wed 5 Jun, 2002
Gail is cross with Sarah when she finds out that she's been playing truant from school. Sarah is fed up, as all her mates are going out enjoying themselves and she's stuck at home preparing for Bethany's birthday party. Emma suggests to Curly they have a barbeque at the weekend. She notices that Les's back yard is full of over-flowing dustbins and rubbish. She mentions the mess to Les but he ignores her. Sam can't work at the garage because of his broken arm. He and Kevin have a row and Sam quits his job. Karen tries to give Joe Carter a hard time but he stands up to her and threatens to sack her. Betty tells Fred she wants to retire but he isn't listening. Roy apologises to Fred and they patch up their differences. Everyone is at the Platts' house attending Bethany's birthday party. Sarah disappears. Later, when everyone has left, she turns up saying that she bumped into some mates. Gail is furious. Sarah bursts into tears and says that compared to her mates she feels her life is over already.
Air Date: 2002-06-05
- 94 Fri 7 Jun, 2002
Gail is still really cross with Sarah over Bethany's party. Kirk shows Tyrone his new tattoo of a horny red devil. Curly and Emma call on Les to ask him to clear up his back yard. They are appalled by the level of squalor in his house. Fred finally realises that Betty really is retiring. He's upset but wishes her well and plans a surprise farewell party for her. Maria tries to persuade Toyah into moving in with her and sharing the flat above the hairdressers. Toyah says she'll think about it. Sam tells Toyah that he's going to Ibiza and may not come back. They say a fond goodbye to each other. Roy tries to tell Hayley that he's suffering from post traumatic Stress Disorder from the re-enactment. She tells him that he was only pretending to be a soldier. Sarah is distraught when Todd finishes with her. He accuses her of two-timing him with Aidan and simply using him.
Air Date: 2002-06-07
- 95 Sun 9 Jun, 2002
Ken and Rita discuss Betty's surprise party and decide they're going to try and get hold of Bet Gilroy, Billy Walker and Gordon. Karen finds out from Vik and Steve that Joe Carter has been in prison. She tells Fiz and Hayley Curly and Emma have a barbeque. Les invites himself round. Maxine screams when she spots a rat in Curly and Emma's house. Emma realises that there are several rats and they're coming in from Les's filthy back yard. Les denies the rats are his. Emma is really angry and threatens him if he doesn't clean up his mess. Shelley and Geena are both hoping they will become manager of the Rovers when Betty goes, as Fred is spending less and less time behind the bar. Toyah can't pluck up the courage to tell Janice she wants to move in with Maria. Dev finds out that Geena now knows that Joe has been in prison. He is delighted. Aidan and Candice go bowling. Sarah is desperate to go with them and manages to catch them up. Fred thanks Betty for her thirty-three years service as a barmaid and she leaves, unaware that there is a party planned for the next day.
Air Date: 2002-06-09
- 96 Mon 10 Jun, 2002 [Episode 1]
Les calls round and tells Emma and Curly that he's going to sort the rat problem out today. Karen tries to give Joe a hard time again and asks him what he was inside for. Joe is angry that the girls know he's been in prison. He confronts Dev about how they got the information. Geena tells Shelley she doesn't want to see Joe again, not because he's been inside but because he's been dishonest with her by not telling her. Aidan bunks off school to go into town. Sarah wants to go too but Aidan won't let her bring Bethany. She tells him she's finished with Todd but he doesn't seem interested. Sarah is depressed. Norris is excited to learn that he's been accepted as a Commonwealth Games Volunteer. He thinks he's going to be rubbing shoulders with royalty. Betty's surprise retirement party takes place in the Rovers. To Betty's delight Gordon and his wife Caroline turn up. To Caroline's annoyance Gordon asks Betty if she would like to come and live with them in Wimbledon. She says yes. Emma asks Les what he's done about the rats. He shows her a scruffy cat called Rossi who he's borrowed from a friend, saying he's a fantastic rat catcher. Emma tells Curly to phone the Council and get the proper rat catchers in. Outside the railway station, Bet Lynch climbs into a taxi and asks for Coronation Street.
Air Date: 2002-06-10
- 97 Mon 10 Jun, 2002 [Episode 2]
Bet arrives at the Rovers for Betty's leaving do, surprising her old pals. She says she's been living in Brighton and she's friends again with Vicky who is now happily married. She's divorced from Alec and has changed her name back to Lynch. She inherited a bit of money and a yacht - which she sold - from Bruce in Spain. Emma takes Ben to stay at her friend Maggie's because she won't let her baby stay in a rat infested house. Everyone is saying hello to Bet. After prompting from Betty, Rita decides that she will break the ice with Bet. She and Bet exchange forced pleasantries. Ken does a speech about Betty. Betty tells them that she's moving to Wimbledon with Gordon and Caroline. She pulls her last pint to cheers from the regulars. Bet says she's staying for a few days. Audrey offers her a bedroom and Bet accepts. Joe apologises to Geena for failing to tell her he'd been in prison. He asks her out for dinner and she agrees to give him a second chance. Dev is really annoyed. Toyah mentions moving in with Maria to Janice. Janice is fine about it.
Air Date: 2002-06-10
- 98 Wed 12 Jun, 2002
Audrey finds Bet asleep on the sofa. Bet says she will be staying about two weeks. Audrey is already regretting her hospitality. Kath the rat catcher from the Environmental Health Dept turns up at Les's. Les tries to deny that there's a problem but Emma overhears and puts her straight. Joe panics when one of their buyers, Ian Richardson doubles his order, but wants everything done by Monday, the day Mike is due back. Norris hears that there are rats about and wears bicycle clips as a precaution. Sarah invites Aidan round as Gail is out for the evening. Aidan brings a bottle of vodka and they both get drunk. Gail arrives back just as Aidan is about to pierce Sarah's eyebrow. Gail throws him out and is furious. Rita calls to see Bet to try and iron out their differences, but to no avail. They end up rowing again. Shelley and Geena complain to Fred that they're over worked and under staffed. Les tells Curly the rats have all gone. Janice suggests to Kirk he could move in with Les.
Air Date: 2002-06-12
- 99 Fri 14 Jun, 2002
Bet tells Audrey that there's no love lost between her and Rita. Bet calls in the factory to see Mike but finds Joe Carter there instead. She tells the girls that she's an old friend of Mike's, the girls are interested. Shelley and Geena are really fed up of trying to do the catering and the cellar work as well as their own jobs. Bet reminisces with Sunita about how she used to live in the flat above the shop. Karen gets the factory girls to slow their work down so that Joe has to give them double time on a Sunday in order to try and get the order out in time. Les agrees to let Kirk lodge with him for £40 per week plus bills. Emma tells Les that the rat problem still isn't sorted, that the rat catcher is coming back again. Kirk gets excited and tells Les that he enjoys shooting rats. Toyah moves into the flat over the hairdressers with Maria. Gail leaves Sarah baby sitting Bethany. When she gets home she finds Emily there instead, Sarah has gone out with Aidan. Gail is furious with Sarah. Sarah says she's sick of being different and shocks Gail by saying she's going to give Bethany away. Bet tells Ken and Deirdre why she's in Manchester; she's had a two year relationship with a bloke called Phil Bennett. Phil borrowed £100,000 off all his friends including Bet to open a night club. The club was open a week. She and his friends are suing him for their money and the case is in Manchester. Bet tells Ken that if she loses the case she'll be debt up to her neck with all the legal fees.
Air Date: 2002-06-14