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Duration: 30 minutes

It’s Libby’s 18th birthday. Denise has taken the day off and bans Libby from anything academic. Libby’s shocked when she opens a birthday card, but pretends it’s from Tamwar. Someone leaves a red rose on the doorstep and later more appear. Worried, Libby wants to talk to Darren alone but her whole family are waiting in the park with a picnic.

Libby’s angry when Darren reveals he’s booked a hotel for the night. Later, Libby rips up the roses and feels bad when Denise tells her they were from Patrick. Libby still can’t bring herself to show Denise the mystery card. Darren tells Libby he booked the hotel because it had a connection to Jane Austen, he’ll sleep on the floor.

Libby shows Darren the card – it’s from her father and reads ‘see you very soon’. Darren doesn’t think she should worry, her dad’s still in prison. Liz, Libby’s grandmother, arrives and tells Libby that her father wants to see her.

Zainab and Amira disagree about engagement party plans. Amira asks Christian to help, but Syed tells him he’s not welcome. The Imam talks to Amira and Syed about marriage stressing the importance of integrity. Syed walks out. Masood reassures Syed that it’s normal to be anxious. For the first time, Masood tells Syed he’s proud of him. Back inside, Syed tells Amira he’s going to be the best husband she could have.

Ronnie visits the square. Peggy arrives home and asks about Ronnie’s new man. Ronnie realises Roxy’s lied to everyone, Roxy claims she did it because Jack told her about the condoms. Ronnie’s shocked when Archie walks in and reveals that Roxy and Amy are living with him.

Bianca’s fed up with Ryan, but Whitney wants him to stay. Janine offers Ryan a room in her flat.

  • CLIP: Catch-up Monday 27 May 2009

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    Janine finds a new housemate, Syed gets tough with Christian and Libby is reluctant to celebrate her birthday.


Libby Fox
Belinda Owusu
Liz Turner
Kate Williams
Ronnie Mitchell
Samantha Womack
Roxy Slater
Rita Simons
Archie Mitchell
Larry Lamb
Peggy Mitchell
Barbara Windsor
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Syed Masood
Marc Elliott
Amira Shah
Preeya Kalidas
Zainab Masood
Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Denise Wicks
Diane Parish
Lucas Johnson
Don Gilet
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
David Tucker
Executive Producer
Diederick Santer


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