16/03/2012

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Duration: 30 minutes

The girls aren’t impressed with Dot’s low key hen night. Heather tells Shirley she has doubts about marrying Andrew. The girls head for R&R. Shirley tells Andrew to stay away. Patrick’s organised a stag do for Andrew at the Vic with Billy, Jay, Alfie and Ray. Each stag has a printed blue hoody. Dot gives Heather an envelope of money. Drunk, Rose is thrown out of R&R. The hen party film the evening. Dot makes a speech, embarrassing DJ Fat Boy. Andrew phones Heather; Shirley cancels the call. Shirley’s worried everything will change; Heather reassures her and the friends dance. Andrew arrives during the stripper’s performance. Shirley winds Andrew up telling everyone he’s been inside, insisting he’s not wanted and throwing a drink over him. Andrew follows Shirley to the office. She goads him until he violently punches the wall, unaware Heather’s watching. Andrew follows Heather, fed up with everyone interfering - it’s their lives. He explains he went to prison for putting his mum’s violent ex in hospital. Andrew finds Rose wearing Heather’s wedding dress and rips it off, furious. Shirley gives Heather a photo of them in a ‘best friends’ frame. Heather explains if Shirley can’t accept she loves Andrew she’ll have to find another best mate. Shirley’s adamant if Heather walks away they’re finished. Heather leaves with Andrew.
Ben writes a Mothers’ Day card. Ian talks to Jay about Ben, then Patrick about Paul. Patrick thinks he should have turned Paul in. Going to the Police station, Ian tells Marsden that Ben lied - Phil’s innocent. Ian’s ungrateful about Mandy’s cooking efforts so she goes to Heather’s hen do, unaware a strange man who’s been watching the Beales’ is following her.
Although claiming she’s indifferent, Kim’s desperate for Ray to text, but when he does she’s asleep on a market stall.

Music Played

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Credits

Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Heather Trott
Cheryl Fergison
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Rose Cotton
Polly Perkins
Dot Branning
June Brown
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Mandy Salter
Nicola Stapleton
Alex
Michael Vivian
DCI Marsden
Sophie Stanton
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Director
Nigel Douglas
Writer
Matt Evans

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