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Duration: 30 minutes

Jay claims to DS Crisp he saw Andrew in the Square at the time Heather was murdered, he’s innocent. Phil looks for Jay. Phil’s unsettled to find Ben alone with George. Ben panics Jay’s going to grass him up, Phil reassures him. Shirley’s determined to keep George with her. Phil stops Ben from running away, but agrees he can quit school. Jay explains to Phil he only told the police what he had to. Phil admits he’s tired. He insists they can help Ben. Finding Ben crying, Jay hugs him, he wants his brother back. However, Jay promises Ben he’ll put him down if he sees his other side again. After Andrew’s release, Phil gives the boys a pep talk. Going to his room, Ben pulls the bloodstained picture frame out from under his mattress.
Dot’s mortified when she, Rose and Cora are brought home in a police car. Rose and Cora are keen to celebrate Andrew’s imminent release, Dot thoughts are only for Heather. Rose’s thrilled when Andrew eventually gets home, but Dot’s wary.
The arrival of Tanya’s sofa prompts a frenzy of cleaning and redecorating. Lauren’s unimpressed to find the family moving her belongings, but is touched to discover they’re throwing her a family birthday party. Lucy’s planned an extravagant eighteenth for Lauren. Whitney can’t afford it, and Lucy’s dismayed when Lauren decides to celebrate in the Vic.
Alfie has money worries, Roxy suggests sacking a chef. Kim votes for Ray, who doesn’t believe she means it. Jean’s distraught when Alfie fires her, but Roxy despairs when he re-hires her as events manager.
Ian’s family tree includes a variety of different sized photos, so Mandy and Bobby start again. Though harbouring doubts, Ian eventually agrees Mandy can appear on the family tree.

Music Played

15 items


Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Mandy Salter
Nicola Stapleton
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Bobby Beale
Alex Francis
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Rose Cotton
Polly Perkins
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Richard Platt
Jeff Povey
Dot Branning
June Brown
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Tanya Jessop
Jo Joyner
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
DS Crisp
Rufus Wright
PC Lomax
Ayden Callaghan


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


Star of the stage Maria Friedman will guest as Elaine Peacock.

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