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Duration: 30 minutes

Upset that Norman chose Pat to be Pearly Queen, Jean despairs she’ll never find love. Pat worries that people will laugh at her authentic outfit. When Alfie gets Jean her own Pearly Queen outfit, Pat’s outraged – Norman chose her, not Jean - and storms off home. Feeling down, Pat and Dot drink brandy and reminisce. Jean’s attempts to charm Norman fall on deaf ears as he worries about Pat. Dot thinks Pat’s kidding herself if she doesn’t care Jean is Norman’s queen.

Ryan’s irritated when Whitney blanks him and Kat refuses to give him his last wages. Ryan tries to break up with Lauren for Whitney’s sake; she insists they can see each other secretly. Whitney goes bowling with Lee, they share a kiss. When Whitney refuses to speak to Lauren, Lauren accuses her of making everything about her. Lee receives a text from Whitney agreeing to meet. Smiling, he passes the phone to someone - it’s Rob.

Ian’s admits to Rebecca that he’s not a widower and confesses how much he likes her, but inadvertently reveals he’s been seeing the other mums. Disgusted, Rebecca storms out.

Vanessa attempts to flirt with Eddie at the fete, he’s flattered. Eddie steps in when Anthony and Tyler argue over the outcome of the fete tug of war.

Pat makes Dot a doctor’s appointment when she reveals she has constant headaches. Melancholy Dot worries she’ll die without doing everything she wanted, including making peace with someone. Pat encourages her to write a ‘to do’ list.

Syed attempts to discuss wedding plans with Zainab. She refuses and won’t take part in the three-legged race with Christian at the fete. Stressed, she takes one of her pills.

Tanya has an appointment to discuss her test results and is devastated by the outcome.

Music Played

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Rob Grayson
Jody Latham
Mitchell Hunt
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Ryan Malloy
Neil McDermott
Tanya Jessop
Jo Joyner
Pat Evans
Pam St Clement
Norman Simmonds
George Layton
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Karl Neilson
Daran Little
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Dot Branning
June Brown
Eddie Moon
David Essex
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Anthony Moon
Matt Lapinskas
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Syed Masood
Marc Elliott
Zainab Masood
Nina Wadia
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Vanessa Gold
Zoe Lucker
Liam Butcher
James Forde
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Shenice Quinn
Lily Harvey
Nurse Roger
Daniel Curtis


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