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Duration: 30 minutes

Derek thinks Lauren’s a bad influence on Alice, to Tanya’s outrage. Max drives Derek to a council estate where he reveals he’s found Jackie Bosch. However, Jackie’s not at all what Derek’s expecting, has only an unflattering recollection of their few dates and remembers he bullied David Wicks. Humiliated, Derek storms out, threatens he won’t keep Max’s secrets any longer if he crosses him again and drives off, leaving Max stranded.

On Masood’s advice, Syed tries to talk to Christian; he’s buoyed when Christian agrees to talk and invites him for lunch. Zainab struggles not to interfere, but tells Syed to do what he thinks is best. Meanwhile, Christian tells a devastated Roxy he’s moving to America. After receiving relationship advice from Tamwar and Tanya, Syed enquires for work in the salon and is researching marriage counselling when a sombre Masood informs him that he’s heard from Jane. Christian’s approaching the flat for lunch when a furious Syed emerges, flings bin bags of Christian’s belongings into the street, yells at him to go to America and slams the door.

Patrick tells Cora about abandoning his sons. Cora refuses to discuss her baby. While Patrick mans the charity shop, Mr Lister arrives with supervisor Mr Parr and accuses Cora of stealing the bag he donated. Cora returns with racing winnings. Mr Parr discovers the bag, but also finds Patrick’s bottle of rum. Mr Lister berates Cora for gambling and drinking whilst working. Angry, Cora throws the two men out and Mr Parr fires her. Cora blames Patrick.

Poppy gives Fatboy a makeover and advice on how to woo a girl in the chemist.

Ray comes to Alice’s aid when Alexa picks on her and asks for her help with his boxing demonstration. Alice eagerly accepts.

Music Played

15 items


Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Himesh Patel
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Joey Branning
David Witts
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Alexa Smith
Saffron Coomber
Mr Lister
Nick Wilton
Mr Parr
Dominic Kemp
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Ian White
Pete Lawson


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


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

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