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|year=2003
 
|year=2003
 
|number=5453
 
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|production code=[[Production codes|P694/5453]]
 
|production code=[[Production codes|P694/5453]]
 
|writer=[[David Lane]]
 
|writer=[[David Lane]]
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|story associates = [[Mark Bickerton]]<br>[[Josie Burke]]<br>[[Bryan Kirkwood]]<br/>[[David Millard]]
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|story editor = [[Colin Steven]]
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|script editor = [[Gareth Philips]]<br/>[[Jane Hudson]]
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|designer = [[Julian Perkins]]
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|producer = [[Kieran Roberts]]
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|executive producer = [[Carolyn Reynolds]]
 
|director=[[Duncan Foster]]
 
|director=[[Duncan Foster]]
 
|previous=[[Episode 5452 (3rd March 2003)|3rd March 2003]]
 
|previous=[[Episode 5452 (3rd March 2003)|3rd March 2003]]
 
|next=[[Episode 5454 (5th March 2003)|5th March 2003]]
 
|next=[[Episode 5454 (5th March 2003)|5th March 2003]]
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}}
 
 
==Plot==
 
==Plot==
[[Tracy Barlow|Tracy]] is about to tell [[Shelley Unwin|Shelley]] the truth about [[Peter Barlow|Peter]] when she gets a phone call from her [[Bev Unwin|mum]] saying that her sister has been rushed into hospital with an ulcer. [[Tommy Harris|Tommy]] catches the man in the back garden. He's a journalist spying on the Hillmans. Tommy sends him packing. [[Boris Weaver]] calls in on [[Ashley Peacock|Ashley]] and [[Fred Elliott|Fred]] saying he needs some help in the [[Butcher's Shop]]. Fred goes with him before Ashley has a chance to object. [[Rosie Webster|Rosie]] puts some old clothes on over the top of her party gear and leaves the house with [[Stacy Kingsbury]]. She bribes [[Sophie Webster|Sophie]] not to say anything. [[Ken Barlow|Ken]] has checked with Companies House and confirms [[Jack Duckworth|Jack]] and [[Vera Duckworth|Vera]]'s worst suspicions that [[Richard Hillman|Richard]] has conned them out of their savings. The company doesn't exist. Jack and Vera are distraught. A worried Peter arrives at the [[Rovers|pub]] thinking that Tracy will have spilt the beans to Shelley by now. He's relieved to find she hasn't as Shelley is too upset over her sister. The police call and tell [[Gail Platt|Gail]] that there have been sightings of Richard in [[Liverpool]] and [[Newport]], Shropshire. Gail agrees to let [[Martin Platt|Martin]] move in and sleep on the sofa. [[Katy Harris|Katy]] feels tired and thirsty but thinks nothing more of it. Gail is drinking heavily trying to forget all her recent horrors. Tracy again threatens Peter that she will tell Shelley everything if he doesn't.
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[[Tracy Preston|Tracy]] is about to tell [[Shelley Unwin|Shelley]] the truth about [[Peter Barlow|Peter]] when Shelley gets a phone call from her [[Bev Unwin|mum]] saying that her sister [[Sharon Unwin|Sharon]] has been rushed into hospital with severe stomach pains. [[Tommy Nelson|Tommy]] catches the man in the back garden. He's a [[Geoff Beech|photographer]] spying on the Hillmans. Tommy sends him packing. [[Boris Weaver]] calls in on [[Ashley Peacock|Ashley]] and [[Fred Elliott|Fred]] saying he needs some help in the [[Elliott & Son|butcher's]]. Fred goes with him before Ashley has a chance to object. [[Rosie Webster|Rosie]] puts some old clothes on over the top of her party gear and leaves the [[13 Coronation Street|house]] with [[Stacy Kingsbury]]. She bribes [[Sophie Webster|Sophie]] not to say anything. [[Ken Barlow|Ken]] has checked with Companies House and confirms [[Jack Duckworth|Jack]] and [[Vera Duckworth|Vera]]'s worst suspicions that [[Richard Hillman|Richard]] has conned them out of their savings. The [[Kellet Holdings|company]] doesn't exist. Jack and Vera are distraught. A worried Peter arrives at the [[Rovers]] thinking that Tracy will have spilled the beans to Shelley by now. He's relieved to find that she hasn't as Shelley is too upset over her sister. The police call and tell [[Gail Hillman|Gail]] that there have been unconfirmed sightings of Richard in [[Liverpool]] and [[Newport (Shropshire)|Newport]], [[Shropshire]]. Gail agrees to let [[Martin Platt|Martin]] move in and sleep on the sofa. [[Katy Nelson|Katy]] feels tired and thirsty but thinks nothing more of it. Gail is drinking heavily trying to forget all her recent horrors. Tracy again threatens Peter that she will tell Shelley everything if he doesn't.
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==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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===Regular cast===
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*[[Sarah Platt]] - [[Tina O'Brien]]
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*[[Gail Hillman]] - [[Helen Worth]]
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*[[David Platt]] - [[Jack P. Shepherd]]
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*[[Peter Barlow]] - [[Chris Gascoyne]]
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*[[Sally Webster]] - [[Sally Whittaker]]
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*[[Norris Cole]] - [[Malcolm Hebden]]
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*[[Angela Nelson]] - [[Kathryn Hunt]]
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*[[Kevin Webster]] - [[Michael Le Vell]]
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*[[Tommy Nelson]] - [[Thomas Craig]]
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*[[Shelley Unwin]] - [[Sally Lindsay]]
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*[[Tracy Preston]] - [[Kate Ford]]
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*[[Martin Platt]] - [[Sean Wilson]]
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*[[Vera Duckworth]] - [[Elizabeth Dawn]]
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*[[Jack Duckworth]] - [[William Tarmey]]
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*[[Ken Barlow]] - [[William Roache]]
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*[[Audrey Roberts]] - [[Sue Nicholls]]
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*[[Ashley Peacock]] - [[Steven Arnold]]
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*[[Fred Elliott]] - [[John Savident]]
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*[[Lucy Richards]] - [[Katy Carmichael]]
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*[[Sophie Webster]] - [[Emma Woodward]]
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*[[Rosie Webster]] - [[Helen Flanagan]]
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*[[Craig Nelson]] - [[Richard Fleeshman]]
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*[[Katy Nelson]] - [[Lucy-Jo Hudson]]
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*[[Harry Flagg]] - [[Iain Rogerson]]
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*[[Emily Bishop]] - [[Eileen Derbyshire]]
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*[[Joshua Peacock]] - [[Brandon Jackson]] ''(Uncredited)''
 
===Guest cast===
 
===Guest cast===
*[[Boris Weaver]] - [[Mark Hallett]]
 
 
*[[Stan Nicholls]] - [[Alexander Delamere]]
 
*[[Stan Nicholls]] - [[Alexander Delamere]]
 
*[[Geoff Beech]] - [[Matt Healy]]
 
*[[Geoff Beech]] - [[Matt Healy]]
 
*[[Stacy Kingsbury]] - [[Stevie Jones]]
 
*[[Stacy Kingsbury]] - [[Stevie Jones]]
*[[DC Dave Brett]] - [[Paul Gabriel]]
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*[[Boris Weaver]] - [[Mark Hallett]]
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*[[Dave Brett|DC Dave Brett]] - [[Paul Gabriel]]
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==Places==
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*[[Coronation Street, Weatherfield|Coronation Street]]
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*[[Rovers Return Inn]] - ''Back room and hallway''
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*[[4 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
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*[[6 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms and garden''
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*[[8 Coronation Street]] - ''Downstairs rooms''
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*[[9 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room/kitchen''
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*[[13 Coronation Street]] - ''Back room, kitchen and hallway''
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*[[Lucy Richards]]'s flat - ''Living room/kitchen''
   
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==Notes==
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*''[[TV Times]]'' synopsis: [[Peter Barlow|Peter]] is in turmoil as he prepares to face up to [[Shelley Unwin|Shelley]]; [[Martin Platt|Martin]] rallies round [[Gail Hillman|Gail]]; and [[Fred Elliott|Fred]] and [[Ashley Peacock|Ashley]] try to juggle home life and work.
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*[[Viewing Figures]]: UK broadcast - 15,900,000 viewers (2nd place).
 
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Latest revision as of 10:56, 12 June 2020

Plot

Tracy is about to tell Shelley the truth about Peter when Shelley gets a phone call from her mum saying that her sister Sharon has been rushed into hospital with severe stomach pains. Tommy catches the man in the back garden. He's a photographer spying on the Hillmans. Tommy sends him packing. Boris Weaver calls in on Ashley and Fred saying he needs some help in the butcher's. Fred goes with him before Ashley has a chance to object. Rosie puts some old clothes on over the top of her party gear and leaves the house with Stacy Kingsbury. She bribes Sophie not to say anything. Ken has checked with Companies House and confirms Jack and Vera's worst suspicions that Richard has conned them out of their savings. The company doesn't exist. Jack and Vera are distraught. A worried Peter arrives at the Rovers thinking that Tracy will have spilled the beans to Shelley by now. He's relieved to find that she hasn't as Shelley is too upset over her sister. The police call and tell Gail that there have been unconfirmed sightings of Richard in Liverpool and Newport, Shropshire. Gail agrees to let Martin move in and sleep on the sofa. Katy feels tired and thirsty but thinks nothing more of it. Gail is drinking heavily trying to forget all her recent horrors. Tracy again threatens Peter that she will tell Shelley everything if he doesn't.

Cast

Regular cast

Guest cast

Places

Notes

March 2003 episodes
Sun 2nd • Mon 3rd (1 2) • Wed 5thFri 7thSun 9th • Mon 10th (1 2)
Wed 12thFri 14thSun 16th • Mon 17th (1 2) • Wed 19thFri 21stSun 23rd
Mon 24th (1 2) • Wed 26thFri 28thSun 30th • Mon 31st (1 2)