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Duration: 30 minutes

Jack warns Phil someone might tell social services about his false engagement. Worried that Jack or Shirley might tell, Phil threatens them both. The Social call Phil: they want to visit. Sharon advises they stick to their lie. A new social worker visits. Paranoid, Phil confesses they’ve called the engagement off, asking who told them. The social worker replies ‘no-one’ but Phil convinces Sharon Jack would’ve told them eventually, if he hasn’t already. Phil threatens Jack: if Lexi ends up in care, he’ll hold him personally responsible.

Alfie tells Kat he’s going shopping for more Christmas stock in Stratford. Kat isn’t keen on him going. Tommy isn’t sleeping well so Jean recommends Alfie gets scented candles; Kat used one when he was away and it worked wonders. Alfie asks Kat where she got the candle, Kat claims it was from the Minute Mart. Later, Denise reveals they don’t sell them. Alfie finds out Kat closed the Vic early while he was away, because it was ‘quiet’. Alfie worries it may have been for another reason…

Alice seems morose and Derek’s worried. He calls on Carol for help, who suggests Alice might be missing her mum. Derek asks Carol to move in with them. He offers her a wage, but she refuses.

Kim’s chuffed as the B&B’s reopening. Denise is down due to struggling business at the Minute Mart. Kim recommends Denise revamps the shop. Roxy says she needs an angle. After watching Ian doing good business on his stall, getting advice off Cora that people want goods cheaper than the market and being recommended by Ian to steal others’ ideas, Denise is inspired…

Cora is struggling to pay her rent. Poppy isn’t pleased. Jean helps Cora look for a job. Dot’s old job at the launderette seems appealing.

Music Played

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Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Richard Lynn
Paul Mari


Maria Friedman to play Linda's mum


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

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