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Liam finds himself in an uncomfortable position when the gang want him to prove himself to them, but will he go through with it? Sharon tries to make a truce with Tanya.

Liam’s made to prove himself to the gang. Asked to choose between walking along a high concrete ledge or smashing a car window, he opts to do both. Bianca talks to the police but isn’t honest about what Liam’s involved in so there’s nothing they can do. Bianca and Whitney are annoyed to learn Carol was planning to talk to the police herself. Carol’s dismissive when Steve Lowe visits, insisting she’ll call him. Masood offers to bring leftover curry over to Carol later. The gang make Liam shoplift alcohol. Ava agrees to help Bianca search for Liam but is frustrated when Bianca kicks off at someone who could have helped them. Ava suggests if the police knew what was really going on with Liam they’d take it seriously and he’d be safe. Back on the Square, Kane demands Liam steal either a phone or money from Shirley. Liam heads into McKlunky’s, hood up, but Shirley recognises him. A knife falls from his pocket. Realising Liam’s scared of the gang, Shirley gives him £10. With the gang’s encouragement, Kane tells Liam he’s in. Shirley shows Bianca the knife; Bianca returns to the police station and admits to DC Booth that Liam was involved in the robbery on the Square.

Sheila Morris arrives to collect her husband’s luggage. Fatboy’s still temped to keep the watch but eventually replaces it in the case. Poppy gives Sheila the letter she found. Opening it, Sheila discovers her husband was planning to divorce her. Fatboy’s exasperated when Poppy wonders if they should have just kept the luggage.

After Sharon compliments Jean’s cupcakes, Jean considers offering to make her wedding cake and asks Ian’s advice. But by the time Jean gets to Sharon Ian’s pitched for the job himself.

Sharon reassures Tanya that she wants Jack not Phil.

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 26 Mar 2013 22:30

Music Played

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

  • Music Played

    • The Script

      Hall Of Fame (feat.

    • Rihanna

      California King Bed

    • Labrinth & Tinie Tempah


    • Gnarls Barkley

      Going On

    • Kanye West

      Flashing Lights

    • Professor Green


    • Amelia Lily

      You Bring Me Joy

    • Young Guns


    • Robbie Williams


    • Rihanna


    • Glasvegas

      The World Is Yours

    • Surinder Rattan

      Has Has

    • Yo La Tengo

      Well You Better

    • Knife Party



Role Contributor
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Liam Butcher James Forde
Ali Leanne Dunstan
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Ava Hartman Clare Perkins
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Dot Branning June Brown
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Steve Lowe Michael Simkins
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Director Rebecca Gatward
Writer Rob Gittins


  • Tue 26 Mar 2013 19:30
  • Tue 26 Mar 2013 21:30
  • Tue 26 Mar 2013 22:30

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