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Phil, worried about his residency case, tries to dodge immigration officers. An old friend comes to Phil's rescue, giving him an idea that stuns Sharon.

Jimmie tells Phil he can’t be involved in anything illegal and his residency application would be viewed more favourably if he was part of a happy family. Phil stops Sharon going to the police about some counterfeit notes and makes AJ get rid of a dodgy car. The Border Agency want to talk to Phil about the decorators he used at the Vic. Alfie hires Fatboy and Tamwar to pose as the painters. Sharon saves the day, producing an invoice which appeases the Border Agency. Phil suggests to Sharon they could be a couple; Social Services would love her and Lexi would be back in no time.

Lola’s upset when a book she buys Lexi, her own childhood favourite, has missing pages. Phil gives her money for new books.

Masood and AJ have forgotten Tamwar’s birthday but Zainab’s sent a card. Masood suggests AJ should contribute to the household finances now he has a job. Instead, AJ empties the family money tin to buy a motorbike from Phil then, discovering it’s Tamwar’s birthday, claims to Masood it’s a present for him. Tamwar wanted an ordinary day, but thanks to Fatboy ends up having birthday drinks with him, Poppy, Christian, Syed, Masood and AJ. The atmosphere’s tense but Tamwar’s glad everyone’s there - even though he didn’t invite any of them.

Tanya’s bridesmaids’ dresses arrive, including one for Rainie. Joey wants a sales job at the car lot, Max makes him sell a toy car to Lauren. Lauren has plenty of scathing comebacks for Joey but Tanya and Abi are impressed by his sales patter and Max offers him a job on commission. Joey’s dismissive when Lauren brings up his kiss with Whitney.

Rushed off her feet at the B&B, Kim talks Ray into taking over. Ray finds the silver bracelet Cora lost.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 23 Oct 2012 22:30

Music Played

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

  • Surinder Rattan

    Has Has

  • Hot Chocolate

    Sexy Thing

  • Pet Shop Boys


  • Sean Paul

    She Doesn't Mind

  • The Saturdays


  • The Killers


  • Rita Ora

    How We Do

  • The Temper Trap

    Trembling Hands

  • Kimbra

    Good Intent

  • Trey Songz

    Simply Amazing

  • Taylor Swift

    We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

  • Misha B

    Home Run

  • Real Estate

    Exactly Nothing

  • Kristina Train

    Dream Of Me

  • Keane

    Sovereign Light Cafe


Role Contributor
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
AJ Ahmed Phaldut Sharma
Syed Masood Marc Elliott
Christian Clarke John Partridge
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Joey Branning David Witts
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Rupert Such
Writer Paul Mari
Jimmie Broome Samuel James
Border Agency Officer Lee Whitlock


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