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Patrick tries his best to get Cora to open up, but things fail to go to plan. Syed believes he and Christian can put the past behind them until Masood delivers some sad news.

Derek thinks Lauren’s a bad influence on Alice, to Tanya’s outrage. Max drives Derek to a council estate where he reveals he’s found Jackie Bosch. However, Jackie’s not at all what Derek’s expecting, has only an unflattering recollection of their few dates and remembers he bullied David Wicks. Humiliated, Derek storms out, threatens he won’t keep Max’s secrets any longer if he crosses him again and drives off, leaving Max stranded.

On Masood’s advice, Syed tries to talk to Christian; he’s buoyed when Christian agrees to talk and invites him for lunch. Zainab struggles not to interfere, but tells Syed to do what he thinks is best. Meanwhile, Christian tells a devastated Roxy he’s moving to America. After receiving relationship advice from Tamwar and Tanya, Syed enquires for work in the salon and is researching marriage counselling when a sombre Masood informs him that he’s heard from Jane. Christian’s approaching the flat for lunch when a furious Syed emerges, flings bin bags of Christian’s belongings into the street, yells at him to go to America and slams the door.

Patrick tells Cora about abandoning his sons. Cora refuses to discuss her baby. While Patrick mans the charity shop, Mr Lister arrives with supervisor Mr Parr and accuses Cora of stealing the bag he donated. Cora returns with racing winnings. Mr Parr discovers the bag, but also finds Patrick’s bottle of rum. Mr Lister berates Cora for gambling and drinking whilst working. Angry, Cora throws the two men out and Mr Parr fires her. Cora blames Patrick.

Poppy gives Fatboy a makeover and advice on how to woo a girl in the chemist.

Ray comes to Alice’s aid when Alexa picks on her and asks for her help with his boxing demonstration. Alice eagerly accepts.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 13 Nov 2012 22:30

Music Played

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

  • Dappy

    Good Intentions

  • Beastie Boys

    Brass Monkey

  • The Heavy

    What Makes A Good Man

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Quando Quando

  • Kristina Train

    Dream of Me

  • Rebecca Ferguson

    Shoulder To Shoulder

  • Shaggy

    Oh Carolina

  • Beastie Boys

    Don't Play No

    feat. Santogold

  • Frank Sinatra

    The Very Thought Of You

  • N-Dubz


  • Norah Jones

    Say Goodbye

  • Ne-Yo

    Let Me Love You

  • Dizzee Rascal


  • Timo Maas

    To Get Down

  • Nicki Minaj

    Turn Me On

    feat. David Guetta


Role Contributor
Christian Clarke John Partridge
Syed Masood Marc Elliott
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
TamwarMasood Himesh Patel
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Max Branning Jake Wood
Jackie Bosch Frances Lima
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Joey Branning David Witts
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Arthur 'Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Alexa Smith Saffron Coomber
Mr Lister Nick Wilton
Mr Parr Dominic Kemp
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Ian White
Writer Pete Lawson


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