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Kat is shocked by her response to a fight amongst the footballers. Alfie faces a difficult decision when Phil fails to persuade Shirley to talk through their difficulties.

The football team are off for an away game. A present’s been left on the bar for Kat: it’s perfume. Alfie calls the Vic to let them know that a fight has broken out; Kat is worried for her lover. At the Vic, Alfie reveals that they have been kicked out the pub league: it turns out Ray was signed up for both teams. A testosterone-charged team battle out their differences in front of Kat’s bar. Once Kat has managed to stop the pub brawl, she tends to her mystery man upstairs. Alfie nearly catches their tender moment; he tells Kat that he’s sorry for taking her for granted. Kat realises that the perfume was from Alfie, not her lover. Kat’s mystery man disappears but he leaves an ‘I Love You’ message for her written in lipstick on a bandage.

Ian tells Sharon he wants her to meet a friend of his: another mother whose kid will be starting school at the same time as Dennis. It’s Tanya, and the two begrudgingly hold a play date with the kids. The mothers get competitive over their kids abilities and take over a game of Wii the boys are playing. Bored, the Dennis and Oscar take themselves off to play in the kitchen while their mums battle it out in a virtual boxing ring.

Phil leaves Alfie no choice but to sack Shirley; she takes a bottle of vodka as her redundancy pay.
Lucy struggles to deal with Bobby and Ian’s ever-repairing relationship; she tells Ian that he can’t pretend the past hasn’t happened.

Aliyah comes to the Masoods’ with the remainder of AJ’s things. Zainab learns that Aliyah didn’t have an affair. AJ tells Zainab that Aliyah is desperate for children, and he doesn’t want any: that’s why their marriage is finished.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 31 Aug 2012 22:30


Music Played

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

  • Madness

    My Girl

  • Embrace

    World At Your Feet

  • Lady Gaga



    Oh No

  • Percy Sledge

    Man Loves Woman

  • Buzzcocks

    Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)

  • Madness

    It must be love

  • The Young Punx

    Ready For The Fight

  • The Boomtown Rats

    Like Clockwork

  • Shaggy


  • Madness

    Michael Caine

  • The Nolans

    I'm in the Mood for Dancing

  • Lady Gaga

    Bad Romance

  • Flo Rida

    Low (feat. T‐Pain)

  • The Killers

    The World We Live In

  • Tom Jones

    Help Yourself

  • Madness

    House Of Fun

  • Bobby Vee

    Take Good Care Of My Baby

  • The Commitments

    The Dark End of the Street


Role Contributor
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Max Branning Jake Wood
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
AJ Ahmed Phaldut Sharma
Aaliyah Ahmed Ann Wenn
Dennis Rickman Harry Hickles
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Lance Kneeshaw
Writer Colin Wyatt


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