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Ben reaches breaking point when he believes Shirley has overheard a conversation between him and Phil about Heather's death. Derek holds a party to introduce Alice to the family.

Ben tries to persuade an intoxicated Phil to go to Grant’s, Phil refuses. In a drunken stupor, Phil mutters about Ben, who locks him in. Ben talks to Shirley about Phil’s drinking. Phil breaks out and tries to buy vodka from the Minute Mart. Kim boots him out. Ian suspiciously watches Mandy with Phil on the market and accuses her of seeing him. Ben discovers Phil’s missing and finds him outside R&R. Furious, Phil shoves Ben into an alley, slurring it’s Ben’s fault he’s ruined Shirley’s life, and reveals Kathy feared Ben would turn out like Phil - but Ben’s worse. Ben flees, colliding with Shirley. Afraid she’s overheard, Phil tries to talk to her, Shirley resists. A policewoman intervenes, watched by Ben. Shirley tells Phil she heard everything. Ben bursts in on Ian, confessing he killed Heather.
Tanya’s annoyed when Max agrees they’ll host a party for Alice. Derek awkwardly invites Alice, and is touched when Dot and Cora prepare party food. At the Butchers’, Derek digs out cash from the sofa cushions, revealing a stash of Absinthe. Derek notes a strange car on the Square. He’s putting the rubbish out when police arrive with a search warrant for stolen booze. At Max’s, Alice arrives amidst a family argument.
Abi worries when Jay avoids Ben’s calls. Cora gives Jay hay fever medicine. Max suggests Jay stay with Dot, claiming Abi’s distracted from her revision. Jay lies he’ll stay with a mate. Jay swipes beer and Abi finds him later in the park, drunk. Jay miserably slurs to a shocked Abi they didn’t mean to kill her.
Ray’s missing Morgan. Kim plots to cheer him up and answers the door in a raunchy army uniform. She’s mortified Ray has Sasha in tow.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 14 May 2012 22:00


Music Played

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

  • Blondie

    Heart Of Glass

  • The Sutherland Brothers Band & Quiver

    Arms Of Mary

  • 2 Nv

    Tenu Charaya

  • Katy Perry

    The One That Got Away

  • The Charlatans

    Up At The Lake

  • David Gray


  • Britney Spears


  • Michael Kiwanuka

    Home Again

  • Killers


  • Hi_Tack

    Let's Dance

  • Katy Perry

    Part Of Me

  • De La Soul

    Must B The Music

  • Lady Gaga


  • Frank Sinatra

    Tender Trap

    Performed by Jamie Foreman

  • Lostprophets

    End Of The World

  • Edwin Starr


  • Sugababes

    About You Now

  • Pixie Lott

    What Do You Take Me For

  • Eliza Doolittle



Role Contributor
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Jessop Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Dot Branning June Brown
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton
Sasha Dixon Rebecca Sanneh
DS Bourne Mark Leadbetter
Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Director Jennie Darnell
Writer Perrie Balthazar
Police Officer Amelia Donkor


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