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Shirley finally manages to get Phil to see her, but she is shocked when she realises he is aware of everything she has been trying to protect him from.

Ian hosts a lunch for Jane. Tanya doesn’t turn up and later avoids Jane in Booty. Jane feels guilty when Ian tries to persuade her Bobby, Ben and Lucy need her in Walford. Christian throws Jane a surprise leaving party; Bobby’s made a cake and Gethin’s there. When Denise proposes a toast, Jane runs out of the Vic, she can’t leave. The party re-starts after Christian talks Jane round. DJ Fatboy plays a ‘Janya’ party mix of Tanya’s. Masood and Jane say goodbye. Lauren finds Tanya at home, miserable, and tells her to stop pushing everyone away. When Mandy’s late arriving to the party, Lucy asks if it’s related to her sneaky phone call earlier. Denise and Zainab give Jane a novel, she hugs them both. Outside, Jane shares tearful goodbyes with Lucy and Ian. She gets into the car then jumps out again as Tanya runs out of her house. The friends embrace and apologise. As Christian and Jane drive away, Jane looks to the future, from now on she can be anyone she wants.
Max sacks Fatboy so he can employ Lauren at the car lot. Whitney’s touched when Tyler gives Fatboy work at the Emporium. Fatboy announces to the Vic he loves Whitney, Whitney notices Tyler watching her.
Shirley reveals to Ian Ben’s the chief witness in Phil’s prosecution case. Ben won’t talk to Ian. Phil allows Shirley to visit. She claims Ben’s being good, but Phil knows she’s lying. Phil tells Shirley to prove herself by getting Ben onside. Shirley tells Ben she cares and will be there for him, whether he likes it or not.
Kim dresses to impress then flirts outrageously with Gethin to provoke a reaction from Ray.
Syed’s unhappy that Christian’s going away to work in Gran Canaria, but they need the money.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 27 Jan 2012 22:00


Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Architechs

    Show Me The Money

  • Bananarama


  • Bananarama

    Love in the First Degree

  • The Bangles

    Eternal Flame

  • Michael Bublé


  • Culture Club

    Karma Chameleon

  • Duffy

    Rain On Your Parade

  • Duran Duran


  • Florence + the Machine

    Shake It Out

  • InnerPartySystem

    Don't Stop

  • Kasabian

    Where Did All The Love Go?

  • Ronan Keating

    I Wouldn't Change A Thing

  • Pet Shop Boys


  • The Police

    Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

  • Simple Minds

    Don't You (Forget About Me)


Role Contributor
Jane Beale Laurie Brett
Christian Clarke John Partridge
Tanya Jessop Jo Joyner
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Max Branning Jake Wood
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Tyler Moon Tony Discipline
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Syed Masood Marc Elliott
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Gethin Bradley Freegard
Bobby Beale Alex Francis
Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Director Nicky Higgens
Writer Wendy Granditer


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