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Zainab’s passport arrives and Yusef announces the family are flying to Pakistan the next day. Yusef helps out at the Argee Bhajee, while Tamwar briefs Rahul. Finding boarding passes in Yusef’s car, Masood says he’ll wait for Zainab and Kamil at the airport. Zainab has doubts; she married Yusef and should be the one to suffer. Masood insists he can’t let Zainab go and they kiss, unaware Jane’s watching. Yusef tells Rahul the family are staying in Pakistan indefinitely, his cousin Tariq will be managing the restaurant. Back home, Yusef takes out the rubbish and encounters Jane who’s drunk and miserable. She reveals she saw Zainab and Masood together. Concealing his anger, Yusef returns to Zainab and kisses her neck. Zainab steels herself to get through the night ahead.

Determined to prove his stalker’s Jack, Phil sends Shirley shopping and lies in wait with Ben, but the only visitors are Salvation Army carol singers. Ben joins Shirley at the pub. Phil finds an advent calendar on the back door with the message ‘Santa’s coming’ in the Christmas Eve window.

Alfie’s pleased when he sees Kat giving Shenice some attention at the party. He and Kat kiss. After a day resting, Jean’s feeling brighter and is thrilled when Alfie lets her hold Tommy.

Bianca’s shocked by the kids’ lack of enthusiasm about Christmas, she and Kat throw a Christmas party in the Vic. Pat tells Ricky to make an effort. Pat makes it clear Janine’s not welcome for Christmas lunch. Patrick and Pat kiss under the mistletoe. Later, Pat’s thrilled to see her family looking happy.

Jane’s thrilled when Christian arrives home. Syed visits Christian, Amira’s unhappy to find them together. She and Christian accuse each other of trying to manipulate Syed.

The Salvation Army sing carols in the Square.

35 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2011 22:50


Role Contributor
Zainab KhanNina Wadia
Dr Yusef KhanAce Bhatti
Masood AhmedNitin Ganatra
Phil MitchellSteve McFadden
Ben MitchellJoshua Pascoe
Shirley CarterLinda Henry
Denise FoxDiane Parish
Jane BealeLaurie Brett
Christian ClarkeJohn Partridge
Syed MasoodMarc Elliott
Amira MasoodPreeya Kalidas
Kat MoonJessie Wallace
Alfie MoonShane Richie
Jean SlaterGillian Wright
Mo HarrisLaila Morse
Pat EvansPam St Clement
Bianca ButcherPatsy Palmer
Ricky ButcherSid Owen
Janine ButcherCharlie Brooks
Patrick TruemanRudolph Walker
Tamwar MasoodHimesh Patel
Afia MasoodMeryl Fernandes
Liam ButcherJames Forde
Tiffany ButcherMaisie Smith
Executive ProducerBryan Kirkwood
DirectorLee Salisbury
WriterLauren Klee
Shenice QuinnLily Harvey
Morgan ButcherDevon Higgs

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