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Derek is livid to discover he is a pawn in Joey's scam to pay Lucy's debts. An emotional Janine struggles to cope without Michael by her side as she receives some important news.

Joey volunteers to keep Bobby occupied. Lucy lies to Tanya that Ian’s wired her money for the debt collector. Joey refuses Derek’s offer of lunch. Bobby hides his things when a man calls threatening to take their belongings. Joey vows to get Lucy £500 and challenges Derek to a drinking competition. Derek reminisces about lighting fireworks in a car park on Joey’s 7th birthday. After drinking all night, a drunk Derek staggers into Patrick’s table. Jean reveals Joey’s been drinking water. A sober Joey remembers his 7th birthday too – Derek threatened to push his mother off the car park roof. Joey presents Lucy with £500 , Lucy invites him to stay. Derek crashes in, warning Joey no-one takes him for a ride and gets away with it.

Morgan gives Janine a family picture. Janine cries at the news that Scarlett should be home in a week, terrified she’s all Scarlett has. Whitney pleads with Michael to support Janine. Janine rips the family picture in half, blotting out Michael. After watching Billy and Lola with the baby, Michael returns to the hospital and takes Janine’s hand.

Cora’s awkward when Patrick buys her flowers. Tanya learns of Patrick and Cora’s kiss and invites them for dinner. Cora’s bemused by Tanya’s behaviour. Max smirks that she and Patrick are an item. Cora storms out, accusing Tanya of prying,

At the hospital, Lola’s nervous around her baby. Billy unsuccessfully appeals to Janine for his job back. On the Square, Billy’s heralded a hero. Cora returns Lola’s toy tiger. Billy’s still frosty with Jay but relents when Lola pleads she needs support. Lola names her baby after a friend in care - Lexi Billie. Everyone’s clubbed together to buy Billy his Olympic torch. Billy’s relieved when Janine texts re-hiring him.

Denise finds Zainab asleep in the Minute mart.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 24 Jul 2012 22:00


Music Played

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

  • De La Soul

    Must Be The Music

  • Olly Murs

    Oh My Goodness

  • Chiddy Bang

    Ray Charles

  • The Specials

    Ghost Town

  • Roots Manuva

    Here We Go Again

  • B.o.B

    So Good

  • Republica

    Ready To Go

  • Sean Paul

    She Doesn't Mind

  • Stooshe

    Black Heart

  • Tears for Fears

    Everybody Wants To Rule The World

  • Amy Winehouse

    Tears Dry on their Own

  • Aretha Franklin

    Chain Of Fools


Role Contributor
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Joey Branning David Witts
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Max Branning Jake Wood
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Helen Roberts Martine Brown
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Writer Peter McTighe


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