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Duration: 30 minutes

Poppy helps a melancholy Cora light a candle; she abruptly blows it out. Rainie’s sent Tanya a wedding card. Tanya’s outraged and demands her phone number. Cora admits she lied about seeing Rainie, got drunk and binned the bridesmaid’s dress. Tanya’s furious. Mr Lister donates a bag for the charity shop. Cora snaps at a distressed Lola to give up on Lexi. Later, she bakes a birthday cake, telling Patrick it should have forty eight candles on it for her baby. Patrick tries to console her. Cora confesses she gave away her baby, Ava Hartman, but told everyone she died.

Kat contemplates her mum’s engagement ring. She’s keen to take Alfie out. Alfie can’t get cover but organises a girls night with Sharon and Tanya. In R&R, Kat’s awkward as Sharon and Tanya gossip about Max and Jack and clams up when they question her about Alfie.

Alfie joins the Branning brothers for drinks in the Vic. The men joke women are made to be lied to; the evening turns sour when Jack and Max taunt Derek about Jackie Bosch. Tanya walks a drunken Max home. Lauren suggests looking Jackie up on the internet.

Lucy urges Christian to wave Yasmin off. Syed sadly packs Yasmin’s things, keeping back her toy moose. After overhearing Lola worrying about Lexi, Christian determines to stop Amira taking Yasmin and wants the Masoods to back him up. Amira insists he can visit in Birmingham. Tearful, Christian and Syed kiss Yasmin goodbye. Zainab consoles Syed while, at the Beales’, Christian rings Jane.

Ray cancels Alice’s lesson. Whitney and Tyler tease Alice has a crush. Joey’s humiliated when Alice floors him with a move Tyler teaches her; Lauren mocks Joey in front of Whitney and Lucy but is secretly concerned. Joey sees through her act. Lauren hopes they can be friends.

Music Played

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Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Amira Masood
Preeya Kalidas
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Joey Branning
David Witts
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Mr Lister
Nick Wilton
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Ian White
Jeff Povey


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


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

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