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Shirley's joy at being granted permission to visit Phil rapidly transforms into heartbreak when he drops a bombshell, and Tanya finds herself struggling on the day of her MRI scan.

Shirley visits Phil. His charge has been reduced to manslaughter and she’s gutted to learn he’s pleading guilty in the hope of a shorter sentence. Realising Phil’s been attacked, Shirley fears he won’t survive prison. Worried, she talks to Richie, Marsden, Denise, Billy and Jay but gets nowhere. Heather speaks to Ben but he’s adamant Phil’s a murderer. Breaking into the Beales’, Shirley implores Ian to try and get through to Ben, what would having to go to Phil’s funeral do to him? Returning, Ben threatens to call Marsden. When Shirley’s gone, Ian luxuriates in the thought that Phil’s not coming home. Ben boasts that all it took was a word in the right ear; Stella was the chance Marsden was looking for. Ian’s horrified when Ben reveals it was all a pack of lies. It’s the day of Tanya’s scan and everyone’s anxious. Lauren and Max bicker, and Cora and Abi (away on a school trip) wish Tanya luck. While Tanya’s having her scan, Roxy texts Max but he quickly replies ‘Sorry. Never gonna happen.’ Later, Tanya worries the scan didn’t go well. She becomes angry when Max dismisses her concerns and criticises his treatment of Lauren. She admits she’s terrified.
Rose is nosey when she discovers Dot has savings and is moving money around. She worries Dot’s going to do something for the wedding to outdo her, then wonders if the money’s for Nick. Dot tells her the money’s for a rainy day.
Kim’s advertising Kimba, but has lost enthusiasm now she and Denise have money in the bank.
After Lorraine’s revelations Ian can’t help but doubt Mandy. Mandy thanks him for sticking up for her to her mum.
Roxy and Amy return from holiday. Rejected by Max and fed up, Roxy joins Alfie and the kids for a picnic.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 12 Mar 2012 22:00

Music Played

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

  • Röyksopp

    What Else Is There

  • The Wanted

    Gold Forever

  • Girls Aloud

    Life Got Cold

  • Pixie Lott ft. Jason Derulo

    Coming Home

  • Owl City


  • Take That


  • Matt Monro

    Fly Me To The Moon

  • Rihanna

    Hate That I Love You

  • Akon and Shekhar

    Chammak Challo

  • Madina Lake

    House Of Cards


Role Contributor
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Tanya Jessop Jo Joyner
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Max Branning Jake Wood
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Shenice Quinn Lily Harvey
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison
Andrew Cotton Ricky Grover
Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Director Nigel Douglas
Writer Rob Gittins
Rose Cotton Polly Perkins
Dot Branning June Brown
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Morgan Butler Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
DCI Marsden Sophie Stanton
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber
Radiographer Lynsey-Anne Moffat


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