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Alfie decides to confront his fears head on. Meanwhile Phil and Sharon panic when Lola disappears ahead of a visit by social services, and Lauren is given renewed hope about Joey.

Reluctantly, Lola agrees to Phil’s new care plan but disappears before the family group conference. Shirley advises Lola to do it her way not Phil’s. Lola returns, telling the social worker she’s not the best mum, but she will be. She wants Lexi back. Later, Lola tells Phil if Lexi lives with him it’s on her terms.

Keen to discover how Kat’s ring’s back, Alfie asks Jean if she lent Kat money. Jean suggests Charlie might have but Alfie later learns Charlie’s broke. Tyler tells Alfie he’s got competition on his Christmas stall, but Alfie has bigger worries. The pawn broker refuses to tell Alfie who bought Kat’s ring. Alfie asks Kat where the ring receipt is. He’s gutted when she lies, claiming she binned it.

Tanya, Lauren, Abi and Whitney notice Rudolph’s broken nose. Whitney’s loved up with Tyler. Lauren argues with Lucy about Joey. Lucy confesses: Joey loves someone else. Lauren notices the reindeer’s nose is fixed.

Zainab wants Masood to find her a job. He suggests volunteer work. Zainab’s not happy. Masood tells Zainab her friend’s asked if their daughter can some and stay to meet suitors. Zanab’s thrilled -they must have a high social standing.

In the launderette, a mountain of washing has piled up. Jean helps Cora, but needs to leave to man the Vic. Cora locks her in but Jean escapes. Abi tells Tanya and Cora they need to talk. They won’t. Abi tells Cora Tanya’s terrified about getting her scan results, and to go after Tanya. Cora doesn’t.

Ian tells Denise she’s in contravention of trading standards and can’t sell her produce. They banter, both secretly enjoying it!

Alfie buys Bianca some choir gowns to help her raise money for Christmas. Morgan and Liam aren’t thrilled at the idea of going carol singing for cash.

30 minutes

Last on

Mon 10 Dec 2012 22:30

Music Played

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

  • Wizzard

    I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday

  • The Waitresses

    Christmas Wrapping

  • Andy Williams

    It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

  • Nat King Cole


  • Lilygreen & Maguire

    Ain't Love Crazy

  • Maverick Sabre

    These Days

  • The Supremes

    Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

  • Paul McCartney

    Wonderful Christmastime

  • The Aggrovators

    Santa Claus Dub

  • Noisettes


  • Dickie Valentine

    Christmas Alphabet

  • Grimethorpe Colliery Band

    Little Drummer Boy


Role Contributor
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Tyler Moon Tony Discipline
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Liam Butcher James Forde
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Pawnbroker Anton Saunders
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Richard Lynn
Writer Jeff Povey


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