23/07/2012

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Duration: 30 minutes

Billy excitedly prepares for his Olympic torch relay. At the Minute mart, he unveils a torch arrival countdown clock. Janine fires Billy for giving Michael the new safe combination. Billy tells Jean that Honey’s bringing Janet and William later. Although worried about the time, Billy plays in the football match for Alfie. On the tube home, the team bicker, resulting in a fight. Anthony pulls the emergency lever. The train grinds to a halt.

Billy’s convinced Jay’s to blame for Lola’s ankle tag. Shirley gives Lola George’s toy tiger. Lola fakes contractions in the charity shop. Cora accuses Lola of stealing the toy tiger. Lola keeps Jay company as he works on Derek’s car. He finds the car seat soaking and Lola gone. Jay discovers Lola in McKlunky’s, in labour.

Tanya tells Lucy Jane’s in Florida and wishes Bobby happy birthday. Bobby hopes Ian will call, then cuts his finger helping in the cafe. Tanya thinks it’s no place for a child.

Kat’s annoyed when Alfie insists she’s needed at the Vic and can’t attend the match. Kat sends a text on her secret mobile. On the tube, her potential lovers all check their phones. Jean’s alarmed by a phone call and hurries out. Kat leaves a bemused Shirley in charge.

Denise wants Zainab to work late during the Olympics. Zainab turns her attentions to the Argee Bhajee and devises fast boxes for Ramadan. Tamwar insists they can’t afford her wages. Zainab agrees to the late shifts.

Cora claims the best items from Joy’s house clearance. Patrick wants to buy Cora a replacement for her lost bracelet. Tyler tells Joy that Patrick and Cora aren’t together. Joy thinks Cora’s a grave robber. Cora kisses Patrick, watched by Denise.

Shirley announces her abseil is in aid of a trust fund for George.

Music Played

15 items

Credits

Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Writer
Matt Evans
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks

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