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Kenton's kicking himself for not catching Jill's burglar and makes amends by installing new security at Glebe Cottage.

Peggy wants the whole family together on Sunday. Tony guesses it's regarding Jack's estate. Tony feels Pat was right to tackle Helen about why Henry calls him Daddy.

There's a good crowd for the Wassail, but Kenton's short of ideas for future events. He worries about meeting Jolene's demands.

Helen's evasive with Rob about why she argued with Pat. They distract themselves at the Wassail. The procession starts with Joe and Phoebe dressed up as the Wassail King and Queen. Kenton welcomes the crowd to celebrate the ancient Ceremony. Phoebe is lifted up into the sacred cider apple tree before the crowd joins Kenton in a special incantation to bless the tree. A shotgun is fired, accompanied by the noise of pots and whistles.

Rob asks Pat that they put their differences behind them for Helen's sake. He points out that he and Helen have no secrets. He knows about her eating disorder, and Greg's suicide. Rob doesn't want anything to get in the way of Helen's happiness. But Pat says it works both ways. If he does anything to jeopardise that, he'll have Pat to answer to.

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Fri 17 Jan 2014 19:00


Role Contributor
Jill ArcherPatricia Greene
Kenton ArcherRichard Attlee
David ArcherTim Bentinck
Elizabeth PargetterAlison Dowling
Pat ArcherPatricia Gallimore
Helen ArcherLouiza Patikas
Tom ArcherTom Graham
Jennifer AldridgeAngela Piper
Peggy WoolleyJune Spencer
Eddie GrundyTrevor Harrison
Emma GrundyEmerald O'Hanrahan
Edward GrundyBarry Farrimond
Neil CarterBrian Hewlett
Susan CarterCharlotte Martin
Roy TuckerIan Pepperell
Kirsty MillerAnnabelle Dowler
Alan FranksJohn Telfer
Rob TitchenerTimothy Watson
Hazel WoolleyAnnette Badland
Toby KimberleyMark Tandy
PC BurnsJames Cartwright
DirectorJulie Beckett
EditorSean O'Connor
WriterSimon Frith

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