25/03/2012 EastEnders Omnibus


25/03/2012

When a desperate Ben confronts Heather about Marsden's threat, a terrible fight ensues. Phil, Ben and Jay attempt to hide their true emotions during Phil's welcome home dinner.


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MUSIC: "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!

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Morning, Mrs Cotton.

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I never thought it'd happen, you know. You choosing me over Shirl.

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You think I should apologise?

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You know your problem? You worry too much.

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Ain't that right, George?

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I still can't believe it. This time tomorrow, Heather.

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You and...

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-I thought you'd be happy?

-I should be getting my nails done with Shirl now, shouldn't I?

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I've been planning this day since Scott and Charlene.

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Mummy giving me away and Shirl as my maid of honour.

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It's just not going to be the same...

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I'm just being stupid.

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No, you ain't.

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I just wanted the fairytale, you know, didn't I?

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But now everyone's fighting.

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It's supposed to be our day, Hev.

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-Yeah, well, it doesn't feel like it.

-Then...

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let's get out of Walford. Do it by ourselves.

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Think about it. No fuss, no stress, no more fights.

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Just me, you and George.

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Now, that's the fairytale, ain't it?

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-What, you mean run off together?

-What's keeping us here?

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Nah.

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We can't. Can we?

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-I still can't believe anyone's marrying that hippo, you know.

-Oi. Don't talk about her like that.

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She's Ben's special "fwend", isn't she?

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What's going on out there?

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Ben Mitchell!

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Happy birthday.

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-It's a big day for your dad, innit?

-You going to the hearing?

-Shirl don't want us there, does she?

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We'll go out, OK? After all this is done.

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Brothers, yeah?

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Yeah.

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-What on earth possessed you?

-I just got overcome with the emotion.

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-Calling Dr Freud.

-This is your daughter-in-law-to-be's wedding dress!

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I can just imagine the shock that poor boy had

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when he saw you prancing around you in it.

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It sends shivers down my spine.

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I just wanted that feeling again. Of being a bride. But this time all virginal in white.

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You have slaughtered this dress!

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Surely we can do something about it? I've never seen Andrew so cross.

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-Mrs Olubunmi.

-What about her?

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-She borrowed my sewing machine, for that Pentecostal...jamboree.

-Do you think there's time?

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If The Lord can make the world in seven days,

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-I'm sure we can make a wedding dress by tomorrow.

-I don't fancy your chances.

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Mandy Salter brought two wedding dresses in last month.

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Classy. Nice cut.

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We could use them to patch this up.

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Then what are we waiting for? Patrick, collect the machine.

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My fibrositis won't allow for heavy lifting. Where's my shoes?

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What can I do?

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You have done more than enough.

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Should I give this money back to Mrs Branning?

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You're family now, aren't you? So just enjoy it.

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You ought to be careful, flashing that cash around.

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Yeah. Look, will you take it for me?

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-I'm a bit worried about carrying it round.

-So have you decided what we're...

-Shirl! Shirl.

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I can't decide on my first dance.

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I mean, I want Careless Whisper but Andrew, he wants Spandau Ballet...

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I can't do this without you.

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You've made your choice.

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But what about us?

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There is no us.

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I'm done with looking out for you, Hev.

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From now on, you're on your own.

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Come on, Hev. Come on.

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Ian?

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You was up early this morning.

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-Yeah, I had to go to the accountant's.

-Oh.

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Well, is everything all right? It's just, I've hardly seen you.

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No. Everything's fine.

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-How about we go to the supermarket for something for your birthday dinner. Yeah?

-Yeah, all right.

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Ben...

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You do know I'm on your side, don't you?

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I'll have half a dozen of them sticky buns, Marie.

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Cos we've got a busy afternoon ahead of us.

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Got over the shock yet? That's 20 years of therapy in one evening.

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Oh Heather, I shall require you to cover my shift this morning.

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-But Janine's asked me to clean Ian's.

-Heather Trott, the number of times I've swapped with you.

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-And at my own inconvenience, I might add.

-Sorry, Mrs Branning.

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I don't know what Mr Opodopolous is going to say when he discovers I've deserted my post.

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-What was Mrs Cross talking about?

-I wasn't going to say anything...

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me and Mum had a bit of a bust-up the other night.

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Is that all?

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It's just that... your wedding dress...

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it got in a bit of a mess, didn't it?

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What sort of a mess?

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Andrew, what's happened to my dress?

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-It wasn't my fault.

-But I gave it to Mrs Branning to look after.

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Mum had a drink and... decided to stick it on.

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What?!

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Right, that's it...

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-Where are you going? Heather, wait...

-Mrs Cotton!

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Oh, keep it down, Heather. I've got a splitting headache.

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Listen, I've always tried to be your friend and what do you do? You go and spoil my dress.

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It's all blown out of proportion.

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Tomorrow I'm going to be a Cotton, whether you like it or not. You can either come and support us

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or don't bother coming at all.

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-You can't talk to me like that.

-You should be grateful to Heather.

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To be truthful, I don't even want you there.

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You're always going to be second best, you know.

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That scrag end she calls a best mate - she'll always come first.

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And if he wants chicken, it's coming from my fridge, all right?

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Come on, then. Let's do it.

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Let's elope. Like Sammy Jo and Steven.

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-Who?

-Oh, don't worry. You'll find out soon enough.

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Are you sure?

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Yeah. Just me, my George and my Andrew.

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SHE LAUGHS

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They was here yesterday.

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Excuse me. Is anybody serving?

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Honestly.

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Oh, they're not for me!

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Shenice and Tiffany are besotted with Beauty And The Beast, and I said

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I'd make them a dress like Belle's.

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-Think a little bit of lace trim and some yellow dye and we'll be good to go.

-I saw 'em first.

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But I've been holding them for ten minutes.

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Sorry, Dot.

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Right...

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-What are you doing?

-Exercising my right as manageress to seize your goods.

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But they're my dresses.

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-Feel free to put in a written complaint, won't you?

-Right.

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And I thought you were a good Christian woman.

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Dorothy Branning...

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It's not too late. I can still speak to Ritchie.

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We've been through all this.

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So is that it, then?

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You just going to roll up into a little ball and play dead?

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You think I'll give Marsden the satisfaction of seeing me locked up for longer than I have to be, eh?

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What about me, Phil?

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-What am I supposed to do?

-I'll see that you're all right, you know.

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I'm not talking about the housekeeping.

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You could go away for years.

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What's going to happen to us?

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You think I want to do this, eh?

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To give up my family. Give up my home...

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The only thing that's getting me through this

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is what I'm going to do to that little grass when I get my hands on him.

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I don't think I can do this on my own.

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Get Heather in, then. That's what you've been angling for, ain't it?

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I'd understand. If you didn't...

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didn't want to stick around...

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Where am I supposed to go?

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Don't I get a kiss?

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How about I see if I can find Max?

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See if Abi wants to join us.

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Unless you just want it to be the five of us.

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Just stop, all right?

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You have been off with me since last week. What's wrong?

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Nothing.

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Ian?

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Have you got any idea how long I have waited for the police to catch up with your old man?

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Why are you saying this?

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Ben, I really couldn't care less what happens to him, but you're my little brother, OK?

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Look, I know what I'm doing.

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Have you any idea what they will do

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-if they find out you lied about Stella?

-Why do you keep dragging this up?

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Because your dad will find a way to get out of this.

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-He always does.

-Not this time.

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Look, just promise me you won't tell anyone. I mean it, Ian.

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Just let me do it my way.

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< GLASS SMASHES

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Hev! How long have you been here for?

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Oh. Will you tell Ian that I'll do the skirtings next week, yeah?

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Hev!

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Ben, I've gotta go and sort a few things out, OK?

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Hold on. What did you hear? What did you hear us talking about? Heather!

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-Mr Trueman...

-Sorry, Heather, I can't stop. I'm under strict instructions.

-Have I done something wrong?

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I saw Mrs Branning earlier and she was ever so short with me.

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It's bad enough falling out with Shirl. I couldn't stand it if you two hated me as well.

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You couldn't be further away from the truth.

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All I seem to be doing is upsetting people.

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First Andrew, then Shirl. Who's going to be next, eh?

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Do you know what Dorothy is doing right now?

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Come and look for yourself.

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-I can't.

-Come on now, man. Come, look.

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You think Dot would make you get married without a dress?

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Hev. Wait up.

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You make me proud tomorrow, you hear me?

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Now, I've got a very important speech to write.

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-What you just heard...

-I never heard anything.

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-Let me explain.

-Ben, I've got to find Andrew.

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But he's a bully, Heather. If he didn't kill Stella, it'd be someone else next, wouldn't it?

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Could you really live with that on your conscience?

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I don't understand.

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Just forget I said anything.

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Did you lie to the police?

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Ben! Ben, I trusted you.

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Just go and get married, all right? This conversation never happened.

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-Why would you do that?

-It's not important.

-He's your dad!

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Just forget about it.

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-But you've said it now.

-You don't understand what he'll do to me if he finds out.

-But it's not right!

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Please, Hev.

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-Look, just say sorry to him. He'll understand.

-He'll kill me!

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Listen, I won't let him hurt you. I promise I won't.

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Where are you going?

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I need to speak to Andrew.

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You can't just walk off.

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I'll sort this, Ben, yeah? I'll sort it.

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Hev!

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Is that Reverend Stevens? It's Andrew Cotton here.

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Sorry for the short notice,

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but we've got to cancel the church for tomorrow.

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No, everything's fine. It couldn't be better, in fact.

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Yeah. Cheers, Rev. Thanks.

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All right? I've got a mate in Wolverhampton.

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I reckon he'll put us up for a few days whilst we sort ourself out.

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If you pick up George from the nursery, I'll finish packing, yeah?

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What if you found something out? Something that ain't right.

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Stop worrying about other people and think about yourself for a change.

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But he needs me.

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Who needs you?

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He made me promise not to say anything.

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-You'd better tell me who he is, Heather.

-Just forget it.

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-Tell me.

-It's just a friend, that's all. And he's in trouble.

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-He's in big trouble.

-There you go again, putting others first.

-Well, he's not like us, Andrew.

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He needs someone to take care of him, you know.

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Me and George need you.

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Do you know how long I've waited for a girl like you

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to walk into my life?

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We get married in Walford,

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and I guarantee someone's going to spoil it for us.

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But I can't go. Not until I've spoken to Shirl.

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My mum was right, wasn't she?

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I'm only ever going to come second best, ain't I?

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Where are you going?

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I've got a ticket for you and George there.

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If you want to do this, I'll be in the Vic till six.

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Then I'm gone.

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Andrew says he doesn't want me to go to the wedding.

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Sometimes he has that look in his eyes. It frightens me.

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Andrew has got a very big heart.

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And a very short fuse.

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Leave him to calm down. He'll come to his senses.

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Come on, Rose.

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We've got our work cut out if we're going to finish this by the morning.

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You know, my Auntie Gwen taught me to sew.

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It was the war, you see. Make do and mend.

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Aren't you supposed to be in court?

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-Is everything all right?

-We need to clarify a few points in your statement.

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That's already been dealt with. I mean, Dad is pleading guilty.

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New information has come to light, Mr Mitchell.

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What new information? Who've you been talking to?

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I'm sorry, but my hands are tied.

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-I'll get one of my officers to find your brother, shall I?

-No! No.

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He's...he's away. On business.

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Get Roxy to come down and meet us.

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This ain't going to take long, is it?

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That all depends on you, Mr Mitchell.

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One last drink before the big day, eh?

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Get us a pint, please.

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Pre-wedding jitters, I bet.

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I was the same before I married my Honey.

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Giving up the bachelor lifestyle. All them nights out with the boys...

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I felt like a man on death row.

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Give it a rest, eh?

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All you've got to do is think about tomorrow.

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Seeing Hev in the church.

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Then you'll know that all the stress was worth it.

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-There ain't going to be any wedding, all right?

-What?

-You heard me.

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-Stop banging on about it. You're giving me earache.

-All right.

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Give us another one, will you?

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Shirl! Shirl, I need to tell you something.

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It's Ben.

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He never meant to hurt anyone.

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Promise me you'll help him.

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-Tell Phil it wasn't his fault, yeah?

-Where do you get off Sticking your nose in?

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Interfering with things that don't concern you.

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But he's family. You all are.

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You ain't family. You're just some stray I found outside the flat one night. One plate of food,

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-and I was stuck with you.

-You don't mean that.

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What are you doing sticking up for that little runt anyway?

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-He needs me!

-That kid don't need anybody.

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You don't understand. Underneath the front, he's just a frightened boy.

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He laughs about you, do you know that?

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In fact, we all laugh about you.

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Sitting with your Smash Hit magazines, babbling about George Michael to anyone that'll listen.

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You want to know something? I hate George Michael! I always have.

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Pepsi and Shirlie should have drowned him when they had the chance in that swimming pool.

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Stay away from Ben. He is not your concern.

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Look, I don't understand why you've brought me here.

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We can't start this interview until your cousin is present, Mr Mitchell.

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You're supposed to help me, remember?

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Right, is someone going to tell me what I'm doing here?

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Marsden just wanted...

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Detective Chief Inspector.

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She just wants to go over my statement again. That's all.

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Let's start with the morning of the wedding.

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I don't understand why you're asking me all this. You were fine with it last week.

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Someone's said something to you, ain't they?

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-Ben, what are you talking about?

-She's trying to stitch me up!

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I need to know exactly what your father said to you.

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Do you understand what he'd do to me if he gets out?

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You said we were going to win this.

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As I mentioned earlier, new information has come to light.

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It's my job to ascertain the facts.

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You want him banged up as much as I do.

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So I gave you what you wanted.

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Look...whatever you want me to say, I'll say it.

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I'll do whatever it takes.

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So you and Hev had another bust-up, have you?

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Something like that.

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You reckon you'll sort it out?

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What is it with everyone round here? Poking their noses in.

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Don't look at me. I couldn't give a monkey's.

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Me and Heather never stood a chance, did we?

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-You put him up to this, didn't you?

-Oh, believe me. I'm as shocked as you are.

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What about the Arches? He's always doing dodgy MOTS, cut and shut.

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-Ben, what is the matter with you?

-And there's drugs down the club.

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-Everybody knows that.

-Before you go any further, I have to caution you and say, Ben Mitchell,

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I'm arresting you on suspicion of attempting

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-to pervert the course of justice.

-You can't do that.

-You do not have to say anything...

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-He's your dad!

-..if you do not mention something you later rely on in court.

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Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

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I can't go back there. I can't go back.

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Here, George, I had it all planned.

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I was going to have this big wedding in this big castle in Italy.

0:21:480:21:54

And Bananarama - they were going to be my bridesmaids...

0:21:540:21:58

..and Nick Kamen, he was going to give me away.

0:21:590:22:03

And you should have heard Elton John's best man speech.

0:22:040:22:09

Oh, he had the place in stitches. Do you know what?

0:22:110:22:16

It never happened, though.

0:22:160:22:19

-Teddy!

-Yeah, Teddy! You know why, George? Cos it ain't real.

0:22:190:22:24

None of it is.

0:22:260:22:28

All this time I was waiting for my George,

0:22:310:22:34

and I'd already found my Andrew.

0:22:340:22:37

And we're going to get married, George,

0:22:400:22:45

and we're going to be one big, happy family.

0:22:450:22:49

How's that sound?

0:22:490:22:52

Is that good? Yeah?

0:22:520:22:55

Do you know what? Just my two boys.

0:22:550:22:59

Just my two boys and my Andrew, yeah! That's all we need.

0:22:590:23:04

Where's he gone?

0:23:040:23:05

(Just wait there.)

0:23:130:23:16

MOBILE BUZZES

0:23:250:23:27

Where do you think he's going?

0:23:270:23:28

Probably off for another barney with poor Hev.

0:23:280:23:31

I've been looking all over for you.

0:23:330:23:35

-What are you doing here?

-I'm staying at the B&B on George Street.

0:23:360:23:39

-I thought we could try that Indian later if you like.

-No.

0:23:390:23:43

Pops. There's some bloke's outside, looking for you.

0:23:440:23:48

-What about you, Dorothy? Will Nick walk down the aisle?

-Well, he has done, hasn't he?

0:23:580:24:02

'Cept he never invited me.

0:24:020:24:05

There's always Whitney. I hear she's going great guns with Tyler.

0:24:050:24:10

What about that Jack? If I were ten years younger,

0:24:100:24:13

he'd have to fight me off him.

0:24:130:24:14

But they ain't mine, are they?

0:24:160:24:18

I mean, Whitney - she's a lovely girl, but she's just one of me waifs and strays.

0:24:180:24:24

You know, I've waited for the day when I could walk out in that Square

0:24:240:24:29

and hold my head up high.

0:24:290:24:31

I know Heather ain't mine, but she's a blessing, Heather Trott.

0:24:310:24:38

You should be ashamed of yourself, Rose Elizabeth,

0:24:380:24:42

the way you've treated that girl.

0:24:420:24:45

Shhh.

0:24:480:24:51

Silly Mummy's got to try and find the tickets.

0:24:530:24:56

Oh, Andrew! You must be so excited about your big day tomorrow.

0:25:280:25:33

I love a wedding.

0:25:330:25:34

You going somewhere?

0:25:350:25:37

MOBILE BEEPS

0:25:400:25:42

-That's right. J Butcher.

-You are going to pack your bags and get on that tube.

0:25:510:25:55

Mandy, listen to me...

0:25:550:25:57

MOBILE RINGS

0:25:570:25:59

Shhh.

0:25:590:26:00

Yeah? Ian...

0:26:010:26:03

Nah, I'm having a drink with Kim, aren't I?

0:26:030:26:07

Yeah. OK, hon, I'll see you later. Bye.

0:26:080:26:12

I'm not leaving without you, Mandy. Not again.

0:26:120:26:15

Alex, you've got a choice.

0:26:150:26:18

Either you clear off, or I'm going to tell the Old Bill

0:26:180:26:21

you tried to grope me round the back of the chippy.

0:26:210:26:25

Now, which is it?

0:26:250:26:26

-What's going to happen to Ben?

-He'll be released pending a full investigation.

0:26:290:26:33

Forget about that little runt. What about Phil?

0:26:330:26:36

The CPS will have to decide if there's enough evidence to continue to trial.

0:26:360:26:40

But they know it's a pack of lies, right?

0:26:400:26:42

Which is why they have no grounds to retain him in custody.

0:26:420:26:45

He's coming out?

0:26:470:26:49

I'd say the decision is imminent. I'll call you later.

0:26:490:26:54

-Thank you.

-Shirl, you hear that?

0:26:540:26:57

I've just got to see someone, yeah? I'll catch you up.

0:26:570:27:00

You know what this means, don't you? Hey?

0:27:000:27:03

This family...finally.... has something to celebrate.

0:27:030:27:07

Phil is going to kill you. Have you thought about that?

0:27:150:27:18

I'm talking to you. Ben?

0:27:200:27:22

Ben... Ben!

0:27:230:27:26

Shirl?

0:27:270:27:28

Look, I know you're still mad at me, but I just wanted to say that...

0:27:280:27:33

BANGING AT DOOR

0:27:330:27:35

Oh. That's Andrew. I'm not even ready yet.

0:27:350:27:37

Just give me a minute, yeah? Hold on.

0:27:370:27:41

-You couldn't keep that shut, could you?

-Ow!

0:27:410:27:44

-You told her!

-I didn't know what else to do.

0:27:510:27:53

-Do you have know what he'll do to me?

-We'll make him understand.

0:27:530:27:57

You were supposed to be on my side, Hev!

0:27:570:27:59

Just calm down, yeah?

0:27:590:28:00

-I can't stay here. Not now.

-I'm sorry about this, Heather.

0:28:000:28:03

You've got money.

0:28:030:28:05

Mandy said Dot gave you money for the wedding.

0:28:050:28:08

-No, it's not here.

-I don't believe you.

0:28:080:28:10

-What's got into you? Sorry about this, Heather. Come on.

-Get off me! Tell me where it is!

0:28:100:28:15

I haven't got it. I swear to you.

0:28:150:28:18

-No, Ben. You can't go in there.

-Don't touch me!

-Wait till I tell Shirley about this. Ben!

-Get off me!

-Ben!

0:28:180:28:25

RECORD PLAYER SKIPS

0:28:250:28:28

-Hev!

-Hev!

0:28:320:28:35

RECORD SKIPPING REPEATEDLY

0:28:560:28:58

Dad.

0:29:260:29:28

What you doing here, eh? You hiding!? You think you can hide from me?

0:29:290:29:32

-Don't hurt me!

-Why? Cos you're my son?

0:29:320:29:35

Jay...there's a boy I'd call mine. Because he knows family. But you?

0:29:350:29:40

-You're just a dirty little grass... who grassed his own dad!

-No! No!

0:29:400:29:45

Help me.

0:29:500:29:52

She ain't breathing. Have you called an ambulance?

0:29:560:29:59

Didn't see much point. Hit her pretty hard.

0:29:590:30:03

She's dead. You did this?!

0:30:070:30:10

Don't say that. She grassed me up.

0:30:100:30:12

You would have done the same. You was going to kill me then!

0:30:140:30:17

-You'd have done the same. Say it!

-I wasn't... I'd never do this.

0:30:170:30:21

But you was going to kill me! Say it!

0:30:210:30:25

-I'll call the Old Bill.

-No! Don't! Please! Just make it go away.

0:30:250:30:30

This? This will never, never go away!

0:30:300:30:34

She...she told the police that I lied. She told on me.

0:30:370:30:41

You deserved it, didn't ya?!

0:30:410:30:44

Then, so did she.

0:30:470:30:48

No! I didn't mean that, I didn't mean that.

0:30:480:30:55

I can't help you.

0:30:550:30:57

You have to.

0:30:570:30:58

This is why you're here. You're my dad.

0:30:580:31:03

You're my dad.

0:31:030:31:05

-ROSE:

-Heather?

0:31:050:31:07

Heather?

0:31:090:31:10

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:31:130:31:14

Heather?

0:31:140:31:16

Heather! It's me, Rose.

0:31:200:31:23

I'm sorry about our fight.

0:31:230:31:26

If you can hear me, love, come to Dot's!

0:31:260:31:29

We've got a surprise!

0:31:290:31:32

FRONT DOOR SHUTS

0:31:390:31:42

Why'd you do that?

0:31:420:31:44

Ain't you going to call the police?

0:31:440:31:47

Was it an accident?

0:31:510:31:53

She told the police that I lied to 'em. She even admitted it.

0:31:550:31:59

I had the photo...

0:32:020:32:06

She went down. I got this mad energy...

0:32:060:32:10

Did you have that with Stella?

0:32:110:32:14

MOBILE BLEEPS

0:32:170:32:19

Wedding?

0:32:330:32:35

Yeah. Heather and Andrew, they were getting married tomorrow.

0:32:350:32:40

Hev...

0:32:440:32:46

I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

0:32:510:32:54

Stop it! Why are you holding her hand?

0:32:540:32:58

Just the way I treated her. She just always took it.

0:32:580:33:03

You'll get life for this.

0:33:060:33:08

They can't.

0:33:080:33:11

I'm a juvenile.

0:33:110:33:13

But you ain't, are you? You're 16.

0:33:130:33:16

Today.

0:33:180:33:20

You ain't a kid anymore.

0:33:200:33:21

No, look, I'm sorry, all right? I'm really sorry.

0:33:210:33:25

I didn't mean to get so angry.

0:33:250:33:28

-Jay was here!

-Jay?

0:33:280:33:32

Yeah. He just bolted. He deserted her.

0:33:320:33:35

We've got to find him. Now.

0:33:350:33:37

I've got to go back to Ian's, they're expecting me. Birthday meal.

0:33:370:33:40

You ain't going back to Ian's. Ever.

0:33:400:33:43

Hey. I got your message.

0:33:500:33:52

-He's out, then?

-Calm down. I'm going to put her to bed.

-Sorry. But he is coming home?

0:33:520:33:56

-Be back any minute.

-We celebrating, then?

0:33:560:33:59

-Well, you got five minutes before I get him in that bedroom.

-Right.

0:33:590:34:03

-I've ordered a curry.

-D'you want me to go and pick it up?

-Yeah, please.

0:34:030:34:06

-I'm going to put her to bed.

-Right. Yeah, yeah. Anything to help.

0:34:060:34:10

-Shirl...only thing is...

-In me pocket.

0:34:100:34:13

-Excuse me.

-Thanks, Billy.

-Right.

0:34:130:34:16

Shall we go to bed? Yeah, come on.

0:34:210:34:23

GLASS SHATTERS

0:34:270:34:29

George.

0:34:520:34:55

-I didn't know. I swear I didn't know he was here.

-No, no, no...

0:34:550:34:59

-I didn't know he was in there!

-Shut up a minute.

0:34:590:35:01

-But what if he gets out, comes in here?

-He's asleep! Get that frame.

0:35:010:35:05

I didn't know he was in there. I wouldn't have done it otherwise, I promise.

0:35:300:35:34

Just get out in the hallway. Get in the hall.

0:35:340:35:37

Don't touch anything, we'll come back for him later.

0:35:370:35:42

Shove your hands in your pockets. And don't look back!

0:36:170:36:21

Jay, mate, it's Phil. Just... give me a call when you get this, OK?

0:36:260:36:29

Just...just give me a call.

0:36:290:36:32

Phil! Phil! You OK?

0:36:320:36:35

You all right?

0:36:350:36:37

What's this then?

0:36:370:36:40

Well, I'm out, ain't I? And he...he saw sense.

0:36:400:36:45

Right. Well, you're not going to forgive him, are you?

0:36:450:36:48

I'm going to hear him out.

0:36:480:36:50

Phil, Shirley's having a party and she is not going to have him in the house.

0:36:500:36:54

-We'll go to the Arches instead. Come on.

-I didn't mean for it to get this far. I just got mad.

0:36:540:36:59

-I went down the nick. You lied to my face.

-I just want things to go back to the way they were.

0:36:590:37:04

-What, like before, when you was part of this family?

-We done here or what?

0:37:040:37:09

Wait. Wait. OK, look. You're out. And we...

0:37:090:37:15

we will sort the rest somehow, OK?

0:37:150:37:20

Deal? Come on.

0:37:200:37:23

SHE LAUGHS

0:37:250:37:27

-You don't do things by halves, do you?

-Tell Shirley to start without us, yeah?

-Yeah.

0:37:270:37:33

-Do you think she knew something was up?

-I dunno.

0:37:380:37:42

Get that off. Get it off and dump it in that bin.

0:37:470:37:50

SHIVERING

0:38:070:38:09

Hello?

0:38:130:38:15

Hello?

0:38:170:38:19

Jay. Jay, mate, you must be freezing. You must be freezing.

0:38:200:38:26

Come on, come on. Get up, get up. Come on. Get up.

0:38:260:38:31

Let's get this on, yeah? There you go, mate. There you go.

0:38:310:38:36

All right?

0:38:360:38:38

She was just like Dad. Just really still.

0:38:390:38:44

No. No, no, no. Cos I was passing...yeah?

0:38:440:38:49

And I saw the lights on, and I found you...you and Ben... working on a car.

0:38:490:38:56

-DISTANT SIRENS Yeah?

-Are the police here?

0:38:560:38:59

Forget them. Forget them. You've just been working on a car. All right?

0:38:590:39:04

I came in, I wanted to knock him out, but you said no, that we was family.

0:39:040:39:07

You wouldn't let me. That we don't fight, yeah?

0:39:070:39:11

No matter who's said what or done what, we stick together. Yeah?

0:39:110:39:16

I tried to stop him.

0:39:170:39:19

-You can shut up, you were there an' all!

-Just get changed. All right?

0:39:190:39:25

Come on, son. Come on, son. Shut them thoughts out.

0:39:250:39:30

Yeah? Because you weren't there, all right?

0:39:300:39:35

OK?

0:39:350:39:37

Dump that in the canal.

0:39:430:39:46

Make sure no-one sees.

0:39:480:39:50

Listen, I need you to nod, OK?

0:40:030:40:07

So's I know you're with me. We've gotta go down this road because...the other one's bad.

0:40:070:40:14

All right?

0:40:140:40:15

-What about the police?

-You've just been here. Just been here talking.

0:40:180:40:22

We've all been here talking. All right? And now we've got to go home.

0:40:220:40:27

Shirley's having a party, and we don't want to miss that, do we?

0:40:270:40:30

But I need you to nod. So's I know... OK?

0:40:300:40:35

Yeah?

0:40:380:40:39

Just nod.

0:40:390:40:41

Good man. Now, come on. Come on, let's get you washed.

0:40:440:40:47

Come on.

0:40:490:40:51

MOBILE BLEEPS

0:41:300:41:34

'You have one message.

0:41:370:41:39

'Shirl? Look, I know you're still mad at me, but I just wanted to say that...

0:41:410:41:48

'KNOCKING

0:41:480:41:50

'Oh, that's Andrew. I'm not even ready yet! Just give me a minute, yeah?'

0:41:500:41:55

Yeah, I'll wait while you answer the door, shall I?

0:41:550:41:59

-Took them ages to do this lot.

-I think Phil's taking the scenic route anyway.

0:41:590:42:03

-Oh, right.

-What's the matter with her?

0:42:030:42:05

-She's excited about seeing Phil. Ain't ya?

-I've got nothing better to do.

0:42:050:42:09

-Oh. Here, change.

-Ta.

0:42:090:42:13

I've just seen Phil.

0:42:130:42:16

With Ben.

0:42:160:42:17

DOOR OPENS

0:42:290:42:33

-You was quick.

-Well, I weighed it down proper.

0:42:330:42:37

Right. What now?

0:42:370:42:39

Now we go home.

0:42:420:42:44

-First thing he does when he gets out is sees Ben?

-It was weird.

0:42:480:42:51

We need to find them. Phil will do something stupid.

0:42:510:42:54

-He hasn't rang me. Hasn't texted me.

-He said he wouldn't be long.

0:42:540:42:56

-Lola, please...

-Er, my baby likes it? It's soothing.

0:42:560:43:00

-Bill, he just wanted to talk to him, honestly.

-Well, Phil ain't much of a talker, is he?

0:43:000:43:05

I can't. I can't. They're going to know.

0:43:100:43:15

-George is on his own.

-Yeah, cos you killed his mum! Cos of you!

-Shut up, will you! Shut up!

0:43:150:43:19

We've got to go in there, act natural, all smiles, or we're done.

0:43:190:43:23

-It's impossible with him like that.

-I'll tell you what's impossible.

0:43:230:43:26

Anyone finding out what happened tonight, that's what impossible.

0:43:260:43:30

Because that woman was loved, and not just by Shirley.

0:43:300:43:33

If anyone finds out what happened you're going to be thought of as monsters.

0:43:330:43:37

Do you hear me? Monsters. And you'll be hunted.

0:43:370:43:41

Well...we'd better pull it off, then.

0:43:410:43:44

Get in there.

0:43:480:43:49

Shirl, I'm just saying Phil can lose his head.

0:43:530:43:56

DOOR OPENS I'm back.

0:43:560:43:59

Well, don't all rush at once, will ya?

0:44:030:44:05

-Never thought I'd see you in here again.

-Better get used to it.

0:44:070:44:11

Where's Ben?

0:44:110:44:13

He's here. And Jay.

0:44:130:44:15

Boys? Come in here.

0:44:150:44:18

Yeah, well, he's not staying.

0:44:220:44:24

Tonight's a celebration for your coming back. No dramas.

0:44:240:44:27

I've got to take responsibility. You know, I played my part in what he did as well.

0:44:270:44:31

There you are. See? That's good, innit, eh?

0:44:310:44:36

Welcome home, Phil.

0:44:380:44:39

Yeah. Yeah. Welcome home, Phil.

0:44:390:44:41

Another hug? Go on.

0:44:410:44:44

-All forgiven, is it?

-No. No, it's not. But...

0:44:440:44:48

he's here, he's sorry and...I'm starving.

0:44:480:44:52

Yep, well, two months of porridge can do that to a man, can't they?

0:44:520:44:56

Check out that little feast there! Jay, do me a favour, mate?

0:44:560:44:59

Come give us a hand.

0:44:590:45:01

Come on. And you. Come on.

0:45:010:45:04

Thanks, Billy.

0:45:040:45:05

So that's the...the warm welcome over and done with, then?

0:45:100:45:14

Looking a bit pasty there, Jay.

0:45:140:45:17

He had something dodgy to eat at lunchtime.

0:45:210:45:24

This ain't going to improve things, is it?!

0:45:240:45:27

Where's Hev? Not like her to miss a free meal.

0:45:270:45:30

-Well, it ain't, is it?

-She's not invited.

0:45:320:45:35

-Roxy, did you say anything to her?

-No.

0:45:350:45:38

Only I got this voicemail from her.

0:45:380:45:41

Listen, I just got out the nick

0:45:410:45:45

and for some reason my missus still ain't given me a kiss. Come here.

0:45:450:45:49

That cell's done something funny to your head.

0:45:490:45:52

-Is that definitely Phil in there?

-I'm still getting over the news that he ain't really a murderer.

0:45:520:45:57

You what?

0:45:580:46:00

You think that's funny, do you? Eh?

0:46:010:46:05

No, no, it was just a joke, wasn't it?

0:46:050:46:09

-Know what it's like, people looking at you like you're a murderer?

-Stop it!

0:46:090:46:12

I'm sorry, OK? It wasn't funny.

0:46:120:46:15

Jay. Sit down. We're meant to be celebrating.

0:46:170:46:23

Before we get this party started, where's the naan bread?

0:46:230:46:27

In the oven.

0:46:270:46:29

I'll get it.

0:46:290:46:32

This is going to be fun, isn't it?

0:46:320:46:34

-CUTLERY CLATTERS

-Oi, oi! Give me them, don't do that. I'll do it.

0:46:340:46:40

Don't, I'll do that.

0:46:450:46:48

'You have one message.'

0:46:480:46:50

Lola, a programme the other day was saying if you eat spicy food

0:46:500:46:54

when you're pregnant it sends your baby funny.

0:46:540:46:56

-Lola, he's having you on.

-Brian Cox was on it.

0:46:560:47:01

TV DROWNS OUT CONVERSATION

0:47:010:47:04

Ow! Ow! Ow! Here you are. Dig in. While they're still hot.

0:47:110:47:15

-They're not going to go cold, are they, Bill?

-No, they're not.

0:47:150:47:17

I don't care any more, I'm starving.

0:47:170:47:20

Oi, hold on a minute, manners! Wait till Phil sits down.

0:47:220:47:25

I'm celebrating an' all. It's my birthday, remember.

0:47:250:47:28

-You're an adult now.

-It's amazing how fast they grow up. One minute you're changing nappies...

0:47:280:47:32

The next minute they're testifying against you in court.

0:47:320:47:36

-How long till they can walk? Babies.

-Oh, yeah. About a year.

0:47:440:47:47

And by the time they're two they're like superheroes,

0:47:470:47:50

-they're running, jumping, walking, the lot.

-George is three.

0:47:500:47:53

-Mine's going to be a right little ninja.

-Lucky you got a grandmaster on hand, innit?

0:47:530:47:58

-It's hot in here. I've gotta get some air.

-Sit down.

0:47:580:48:02

Jay...not eating?

0:48:040:48:07

-He looks green.

-Jay, you all right, babe?

0:48:070:48:10

He's just looking forward to me moving back in, that's all.

0:48:100:48:14

Yeah, well, you're not moving back in.

0:48:140:48:17

-You can go stay at Ian's or Hev's.

-I'm going to be sick.

0:48:170:48:20

-Jay?

-Better not be catching.

-Lola, you cannot catch food poisoning.

0:48:200:48:25

You're starting to sound like one of them mothers down the nursery.

0:48:250:48:30

-You'll start listening to whale music next.

-No. Maybe a bit of dubstep though.

-Yeah!

0:48:300:48:34

-I'm going to go and see if Jay's all right.

-No. I'll go.

0:48:340:48:36

-No, no, Ben. Just enjoy your food, yeah?

-He's just trying to get out of the wedding, I bet you.

0:48:360:48:41

Heather, she's going to be so pleased to see you there!

0:48:410:48:45

-We should keep it as a secret.

-Yeah, don't tell her he's out, yeah?

-Yeah, well, there's no danger of that.

0:48:450:48:50

-We're not speaking.

-You've had a row? What about?

0:48:500:48:55

Does it matter?

0:48:550:48:56

I'm going to go check on Jay.

0:48:580:49:00

Yeah, Shirl, it does, if it's going to ruin her big day.

0:49:000:49:03

Oh, come on, give her a call. You know she's going to be sat at home all on her own

0:49:030:49:08

sobbing over her old copies of Smash Hits.

0:49:080:49:11

Can't have that, can we? SHE LAUGHS

0:49:110:49:14

Jay?

0:49:180:49:20

KNOCK AT DOOR

0:49:230:49:27

Bathroom's probably the best place if you want to have a puke.

0:49:330:49:38

JAY SOBS

0:49:380:49:40

Jay?

0:49:410:49:43

JAY SIGHS DEEPLY

0:49:460:49:47

Jay, what's that matter, mate?

0:49:470:49:49

She's not answering. Maybe I should go round there.

0:49:540:49:57

Yeah...yeah, maybe you should.

0:49:570:50:00

After everything that's happened, you get out and you see him first.

0:50:010:50:05

Who organised this? Who was the one waiting for you?

0:50:050:50:10

-Maybe we should go and let you sort this out.

-No, he should go!

0:50:100:50:13

-Maybe you should!

-Hey, hey, hey! Come on, stop, stop, please, stop.

0:50:130:50:19

You...are not going about this the right way.

0:50:230:50:27

Sit down.

0:50:300:50:31

Look, I know when you're with Phil you feel like you've got to act the big man all the time, don't ya?

0:50:440:50:50

It wears you down. Believe me, I've been there.

0:50:510:50:55

Sometimes you just want to let everything go...

0:50:560:50:59

Jay...you know he's not going back inside now, don't you?

0:51:010:51:05

He's out of trouble, if that's what you're worried about.

0:51:060:51:10

I can't believe he made it up with Ben.

0:51:130:51:17

He said we were family.

0:51:170:51:19

Oh(!) Family today, are we?

0:51:190:51:22

Phil...is ruthless, Jay.

0:51:240:51:27

Don't matter what he says,

0:51:280:51:30

don't matter how he tries to dress it up, all right?

0:51:300:51:33

So you...you just keep an eye on Ben, all right?

0:51:350:51:40

I'll give you some space.

0:51:440:51:46

-Bill.

-What?

0:51:470:51:50

I've got you, though, ain't I? Whatever happens.

0:51:510:51:54

What's going on?

0:51:550:51:57

Course you've got me.

0:52:000:52:03

Soppy. You're like my boy, ain't ya? Eh?

0:52:030:52:07

You're only out cos he couldn't hack it.

0:52:190:52:22

You let him in and he'll know you're always going to take him back.

0:52:220:52:25

-He nearly sent you down for years and now he's in there, stuffing his face!

-What can I do? Eh?

0:52:250:52:31

-You wanted to kill him this morning. Kick him out!

-He's my son.

0:52:310:52:34

And I'm your partner. I don't want to sleep alone because of him.

0:52:340:52:38

You don't have to.

0:52:380:52:39

Two months! Two months. D'you know how cold that was?

0:52:390:52:43

I was even going to bed in jumpers.

0:52:430:52:46

Yeah, well...you don't have to wear anything tonight.

0:52:480:52:52

-Look, Roxy, I'm sorry I left Amy on her own that time.

-Can we just forget that now, yeah? Thank you.

0:53:100:53:16

GLASS SHATTERS

0:53:160:53:18

No, no, no, stay, stay.

0:53:180:53:20

-I need to feel whatever's going on out there - here, in my own home - I'm OK.

-You've got that.

0:53:200:53:26

-No, I ain't. Not with him here. He's wrong in the head.

-You've got no idea.

0:53:260:53:31

Roxy got curry on it. I said I'd put it in the washing machine for her.

0:53:330:53:37

I, er...think I might go round and see Hev. See how she is.

0:53:370:53:42

-She ain't bitter like you.

-And she ain't a snake like you!

0:53:420:53:45

-You two need to talk.

-We've done our talking.

0:53:470:53:49

You need to talk, properly.

0:53:490:53:52

-I'm going to go get Hev. You know what you've got to do.

-You can't.

0:53:530:53:56

-Do you want a home?

-No, I don't mean that.

0:53:560:53:59

-You want to sleep in the Arches?

-I don't...mean that.

-Then what do you mean?!

0:53:590:54:05

I won't be long.

0:54:090:54:11

-I can't just let her go round there.

-What, and you can let me go prison?

0:54:170:54:20

Well, Shirley's gone to Heather's.

0:54:290:54:32

Oh, right. We'll have to hold fire on the pudding, then.

0:54:320:54:36

Yeah. She won't want to miss that.

0:54:360:54:38

How could she stay angry with you,

0:56:330:56:36

when you've worked so hard to mend it?

0:56:360:56:39

-What's it like being inside? Bet you got stories.

-Lola! He just got out.

0:56:470:56:50

So?

0:56:500:56:52

You wake up. You sit. You think.

0:56:530:56:56

You wash. You eat. You sleep.

0:56:560:56:58

Lights go on. Lights go off. It don't matter.

0:56:580:57:02

That what bedtime stories were like growing up, Ben?

0:57:020:57:04

Explains a lot, don't it.

0:57:040:57:06

At first, you're trapped inside a prison.

0:57:060:57:09

Then...then inside your cell. Them same walls.

0:57:090:57:13

In the end, you're trapped inside your own head.

0:57:150:57:18

Thoughts bouncing round your skull. Like echoes, on and on.

0:57:180:57:23

Well, you've got to give it to them Masoods.

0:57:290:57:32

-They make a lovely ruby.

-I thought I was the one supposed to be pregnant.

0:57:320:57:36

I'm going to be giving birth to something else in the morning.

0:57:360:57:39

-I hope Shirley and Heather aren't rowing again.

-They'll be all right.

0:57:390:57:43

-Chuck a couple of plates, make up. Standard.

-I'm getting on to the tabloids.

0:57:430:57:46

Heather Trott Misses Dinner Shocker.

0:57:460:57:49

Will you stop it?!

0:57:490:57:51

You want to clear the table?

0:57:530:57:55

I was just having a laugh.

0:57:550:57:58

A laugh?

0:57:580:57:59

I think Heather will look beautiful in her wedding dress.

0:57:590:58:02

-LOLA: Yeah, squeezing down the aisle!

-Hey!

0:58:020:58:04

She deserves every bit of happiness she can get, that girl.

0:58:040:58:07

Don't you think we should find out where they are?

0:58:070:58:10

I said clear the table, eh?

0:58:100:58:12

So what's for dessert, then?

0:58:160:58:18

Sticky toffee pudding!

0:58:180:58:21

Oh, no! The words every woman dreads. Where is it?

0:58:210:58:26

You trying to look suss or what, eh?

0:58:320:58:34

One minute you're giving me evils for laughing, the next you're telling me I'm looking suss.

0:58:340:58:38

What exactly do you want me to do?

0:58:380:58:40

We've got to get over to that flat. What if she's called the police?

0:58:430:58:48

-They'll know we were there! Our fingerprints...

-All right, yeah?

0:58:480:58:52

DOOR OPENING

0:58:520:58:54

Sorry, er...

0:58:560:58:59

You don't mind us celebrating your release, do you?

0:58:590:59:02

Look, I know it can't be easy,

0:59:020:59:06

but it's good you're trying.

0:59:060:59:10

Right.

0:59:100:59:11

Now, we go over there when I say, all right?

0:59:160:59:19

Bubbly is up!

0:59:260:59:28

Oh, really? Look, we should wait for Shirley, surely.

0:59:280:59:31

BOTH: Shirley surely!

0:59:310:59:33

-I'll go and check on her.

-There's another bottle in the fridge.

0:59:330:59:36

-Is there? Oh, go on, then!

-This isn't fair. Wish I could have some.

0:59:360:59:40

Yeah, well, you do the crime, you serve the time.

0:59:400:59:43

Ha!

0:59:430:59:45

CORK POPPING

0:59:450:59:47

THEY CHEER

0:59:470:59:48

Shirl! Hey, what's going on?

0:59:581:00:02

-How long you been there? You gave me a fright.

-You OK?

1:00:021:00:05

-Hello, Georgey.

-Let me take him.

1:00:051:00:08

Shirley?

1:00:081:00:11

She's...she's got blood on her!

1:00:121:00:14

What? Shirl? Shirl? George?

1:00:141:00:17

-You tell me right now. Are you OK?

-Shirley? Is he all right?

1:00:171:00:22

Phil... Heather.

1:00:221:00:25

You look after her, yeah?

1:00:251:00:27

-Lola, call an ambulance.

-Boys. Boys!

1:00:271:00:30

Come on, what are we waiting for? Go!

1:00:301:00:32

Shirl? Shirl, let me take George. Let me take him.

1:00:321:00:37

Do you think they suspected anything?

1:00:591:01:02

It's like you've done this before.

1:01:021:01:04

-Don't be stupid, Jay. Look, come on.

-I ain't going over there!

1:01:041:01:07

You've got to. How else are you going to explain the DNA?

1:01:071:01:11

I can't go over there.

1:01:111:01:14

We could get a car from the Arches, you know. Do a runner.

1:01:141:01:17

-They'll know it was us, then!

-They'll know if we don't go to the flat.

1:01:171:01:20

Our DNA's all over it.

1:01:201:01:22

Will you stop saying DNA like this is a film?

1:01:221:01:25

I ain't going over there, yeah? There's police there, people there...

1:01:251:01:29

She's there.

1:01:291:01:30

Well, maybe it won't be that bad.

1:01:321:01:34

Do you know what you've done? Do you really know?

1:01:341:01:38

I've saved our family. Look, Dad's on his way there now.

1:01:381:01:41

He didn't have to do what he did. He's risking prison for this, Jay.

1:01:411:01:46

If we don't go there, he could get done himself!

1:01:461:01:48

Look. We'll do this together, all right? Like Dad said,

1:01:501:01:54

everything together from now on.

1:01:541:01:56

Look, you've just got to...

1:01:561:01:59

You've just got to block it out.

1:01:591:02:03

Come on.

1:02:031:02:05

This has been kicked in.

1:02:221:02:24

-Heather!

-Where is she?

1:02:281:02:31

Hev!

1:02:311:02:32

Oh, no.

1:02:321:02:34

Phil, why's she laying down?

1:02:361:02:38

She's gone.

1:02:381:02:39

Don't say that. She can't be. She's getting married tomorrow!

1:02:391:02:43

Where is she?

1:02:431:02:46

-Ben, don't look.

-What's happened?

1:02:461:02:48

-Jay, don't look.

-Heather! Get up!

1:02:481:02:51

-Heather!

-I mean, who...?

1:02:531:02:57

-Just call an ambulance.

-Lola's calling one.

1:02:571:03:00

Yeah, well, make sure!

1:03:001:03:02

Jay, get some of George's things. Get his coat.

1:03:021:03:07

Ben, check the bedroom.

1:03:071:03:09

Ben!

1:03:091:03:12

Hello? Yeah, we need an ambulance.

1:03:121:03:14

We might have called one already.

1:03:141:03:18

57 Turpin Road.

1:03:181:03:20

We have? Right.

1:03:201:03:22

Heather Trott.

1:03:251:03:28

'So you went into the flat.'

1:03:301:03:32

And the door was off its hinges. So, I went in and...

1:03:321:03:37

And what, Shirl?

1:03:371:03:39

What?

1:03:391:03:41

-Hev...

-It's OK.

1:03:441:03:47

-Hev!

-Shirl! Wait!

1:03:491:03:52

Roxy, I'm scared. What's happened?

1:03:521:03:55

Yeah, man. I have it, I have it, I have it!

1:03:571:04:00

-Well, the beginning at least.

-You work fast.

1:04:001:04:03

-Let's hear it, then.

-No, no, no. It's a surprise.

1:04:031:04:06

Ladies and gentlemen?

1:04:061:04:09

You do realise the place is full of Mitchells.

1:04:091:04:13

Hey, this is my speech and I can say what I want!

1:04:131:04:16

I ain't laughing at your dress, am I?

1:04:161:04:18

Nothing to laugh at. It's a work of art.

1:04:181:04:22

Well, I hope she loves it, otherwise she's never going to forgive me.

1:04:221:04:26

Stop it! You're being melodramatic. She was probably out.

1:04:261:04:29

The light was on. I could tell there was someone there.

1:04:291:04:31

-You know what this reminds me of?

-The war?

1:04:311:04:34

Of the '60s.

1:04:341:04:38

We always used to help each other out with the wedding dresses.

1:04:381:04:42

I remember one.

1:04:421:04:44

Mint green chiffon. Short.

1:04:441:04:48

Fake emeralds encrusted on the bodice.

1:04:481:04:53

We listened to a lot of rock and roll back then.

1:04:531:04:56

A wedding dresses should be white.

1:04:561:04:58

A bride should pretend to be pure.

1:04:581:05:00

Even with the complete absence of moral rectitude

1:05:001:05:02

that is usually the case these days.

1:05:021:05:05

Well, Heather's got a pure soul.

1:05:051:05:08

If you count having a child with a teenage used car salesman pure!

1:05:081:05:11

Well, your Andrew is a child born out of bigamy.

1:05:111:05:15

I mean, what young Darren did was the will of God.

1:05:151:05:19

He knew that Heather needed something to live for, you know.

1:05:191:05:22

-Something to bring light to her darkness...

-Look now, man.

1:05:221:05:26

Andrew and Heather, were meant for each other.

1:05:261:05:28

-I wouldn't be giving her away if I thought not.

-Well if they were,

1:05:281:05:32

she would know he needs his mum.

1:05:321:05:33

I'm not going to have her ignore me for ever.

1:05:331:05:37

AMBULANCE SIRENS

1:05:371:05:41

Listen, you don't need to be here. Just come outside.

1:05:451:05:48

I need to get her up.

1:05:481:05:49

She's getting married tomorrow.

1:05:541:05:57

I need to get her ready.

1:06:001:06:01

-She's there.

-What happened?

1:06:111:06:13

I don't know.

1:06:131:06:14

HE MUTTERS

1:06:251:06:27

You all right?

1:06:271:06:29

Come on, mate. This is no place for a kip.

1:06:291:06:32

Get back. Stay back!

1:06:321:06:34

It'll look better than it did in the first place.

1:06:391:06:41

You do look pretty.

1:06:411:06:43

-Ooh, go on!

-Pure as the driven snow.

1:06:431:06:47

Ooh, Mrs! Don't mock the afflicted.

1:06:471:06:49

-SIRENS WAILING

-What's all that commotion?

1:06:491:06:51

Riots, take two. This time they've come back for the shoes

1:06:511:06:55

to go with the handbags.

1:06:551:06:56

Where's Andrew?

1:06:561:06:58

I hope he's not out with Heather the night before the wedding.

1:06:581:07:01

-Let it go!

-Well, I think as we've nearly finished,

1:07:011:07:05

-we can give ourselves a little celebration.

-Rum!

1:07:051:07:09

I said celebration, Patrick. Not debauchery.

1:07:091:07:13

Something elevated, refined. Like a bottle of sweet sherry.

1:07:131:07:17

Now, who's going down to the shop to get it?

1:07:171:07:21

-Of course!

-I'll come, too. I'll help you with your speech.

1:07:231:07:27

Signs of burglary.

1:07:311:07:33

Can we get Homicide Assessment down here, ASAP? Over.

1:07:331:07:35

POLICE RADIO VOICES

1:07:351:07:37

I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to exit the premises.

1:07:371:07:40

Life extinct. 21:09 hours.

1:07:401:07:43

No-o-o!

1:07:431:07:47

SHE SOBS

1:07:471:07:49

Please. Please don't.

1:07:521:07:55

Who found the body?

1:08:181:08:20

We did.

1:08:201:08:23

I'm Detective Sergeant Crisp, Homicide Assessment Team.

1:08:231:08:26

Homicide?

1:08:261:08:27

We're going to need somewhere to talk to the witnesses.

1:08:271:08:30

Come on, mate.

1:08:411:08:42

Stay back!

1:08:421:08:44

I'm just trying to help you out. Come on, up you get.

1:08:441:08:46

-You can't sleep down here. It stinks.

-What you got there?

1:08:461:08:51

VIDEO GAME SOUNDS ON PHONE

1:08:511:08:53

Will you stop that?

1:08:531:08:56

OK, I got to go and see what's going on.

1:08:561:08:59

-Where's my coat gone?

-I don't know.

1:09:011:09:04

Roxy. Roxy, wait!

1:09:061:09:08

Look after the kids. They're asleep. They'll be no problem.

1:09:081:09:12

-Both of them?!

-It'll be good practice.

1:09:121:09:14

-Yeah, if I have twins(!)

-Yeah, yeah, yeah.

1:09:141:09:16

-No, Roxy! I can't...

-DOOR SLAMMING SHUT

1:09:161:09:18

..do this.

1:09:181:09:20

Sorry, fellas. We're going to need this table, if you don't mind.

1:09:321:09:36

Thank you.

1:09:361:09:37

It's like ET.

1:09:441:09:46

I know it's not perfect, but this won't take long.

1:09:481:09:50

Just a few preliminary questions. Please.

1:09:501:09:54

Gentlemen?

1:10:011:10:03

May I?

1:10:081:10:10

If I could start with the deceased's name.

1:10:121:10:15

It was Heather Trott.

1:10:151:10:18

And what was your relationship to Miss Trott?

1:10:181:10:21

We were just friends.

1:10:241:10:27

-Did she live at the property?

-Yeah. Yeah, she did.

1:10:271:10:31

-With anyone?

-Yeah.

1:10:311:10:35

George.

1:10:371:10:39

Roxy's got him now.

1:10:391:10:42

That's her boy. He's two or three.

1:10:421:10:45

He was at the flat when Shirley got there.

1:10:461:10:50

So it was you who was first into the flat?

1:10:501:10:54

Yeah.

1:10:541:10:56

Yeah, it was. We...

1:10:561:10:59

Me, Billy and the boys. We were back at ours.

1:10:591:11:03

SIRENS WAILING

1:11:161:11:19

You don't get this many police cars for nothing.

1:11:191:11:23

Rose!

1:11:231:11:24

Have you seen all this?

1:11:241:11:26

-Rose, look...

-What's wrong?

1:11:261:11:29

Shirl walked in with George. She didn't say anything, just...

1:11:331:11:37

Just stared.

1:11:391:11:41

That's when Lola noticed the blood and Dad ran straight out.

1:11:411:11:45

What made you think Miss Trott was in trouble?

1:11:451:11:50

It's not exactly a big leap, is it?

1:11:501:11:51

She's been round Heather's, she's got George and there's blood.

1:11:511:11:54

I'm just trying to build up a picture.

1:11:541:11:56

So you went to the flat, Mr Mitchell.

1:11:561:11:59

It was just you, Miss Carter and Billy who went into the property?

1:11:591:12:04

-And the boys.

-Ben and Jay?

1:12:041:12:07

They were in there before we knew what was what.

1:12:071:12:10

It must have been a very difficult situation.

1:12:101:12:12

I had them getting George his coat.

1:12:121:12:16

It's funny what you think of.

1:12:171:12:19

It is.

1:12:191:12:22

Very easy to forget that people don't think like police officers.

1:12:221:12:26

-How's that?

-Methodically.

1:12:261:12:29

Is there any next of kin other than George?

1:12:311:12:35

What about his dad?

1:12:351:12:36

Darren?

1:12:361:12:38

Nah, he's long gone. Her mum, Queenie.

1:12:381:12:40

She lives down the south coast, I think.

1:12:401:12:44

And there's Andrew. Her fiancee.

1:12:441:12:48

Do you know of his whereabouts?

1:12:481:12:50

The thing with women...

1:13:151:13:18

they want to know you're thinking about them the whole time.

1:13:181:13:22

That's why they make up all those rules.

1:13:221:13:26

Keeps them in mind.

1:13:261:13:28

I don't need rules.

1:13:281:13:32

I think about my girl all the time anyway.

1:13:321:13:35

What you doing here, then?

1:13:351:13:38

She don't think about me so much.

1:13:381:13:42

More bothered about her mates.

1:13:421:13:44

Ah.

1:13:441:13:46

Selfless, eh?

1:13:461:13:49

What made you enter the property?

1:13:591:14:01

Jay ran in there and I went in after him.

1:14:011:14:05

We didn't know what was what.

1:14:131:14:14

And once inside, did you touch anything?

1:14:141:14:18

Jay?

1:14:181:14:19

-He can't remember.

-He can tell me that.

1:14:261:14:30

Don't know. Maybe the kitchen top?

1:14:341:14:37

Did you go into any other rooms?

1:14:371:14:39

Life extinct.

1:14:451:14:47

What happened to time of death?

1:14:501:14:52

It's changed.

1:14:521:14:54

HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT?!

1:14:541:14:57

Extinct? Like she's some kind of dinosaur!

1:14:571:15:01

Shirl, come on. It's all right.

1:15:011:15:03

Like a bag of old bones with long names

1:15:031:15:07

that everybody gawps at!

1:15:071:15:09

Well, she's not! She's my Hev!

1:15:091:15:12

I don't know who these people are!

1:15:141:15:17

And I don't want them touching my Hev!

1:15:171:15:20

-Get your hands off me!

-Hey, I've got you.

1:15:201:15:23

-Come here, come here.

-I don't know who they are.

1:15:231:15:25

SHE SOBS

1:15:251:15:27

If you touch her, I swear to God I'll put you down. Do you hear me?

1:15:271:15:31

Now, I'm taking her home.

1:15:311:15:33

-I need you all to come to the station.

-Why?

1:15:331:15:35

DNA evidence. Rule you out of the enquiries.

1:15:351:15:38

She's just seen her best friend dead.

1:15:381:15:41

I'm sure she's going to want us

1:15:411:15:43

to do everything we can to catch the killer, won't she?

1:15:431:15:48

-That's Heather's flat.

-What? Excuse me! Excuse me!

1:16:121:16:16

Phil?

1:16:211:16:24

-I thought he was locked...

-Phil, they said there's a body.

1:16:241:16:28

Who? Who is it?

1:16:281:16:31

-Whose body did they find?!

-For heaven's sake, would somebody tell me something?

1:16:311:16:35

Heather's dead, all right?

1:16:351:16:37

Huh?

1:16:371:16:39

I'm sorry.

1:16:441:16:45

They'll be fumbling by the bins if I know those two.

1:16:511:16:53

Cora, you'll be out on your ear again if you keep talking like that.

1:16:531:16:58

It's been lovely having Heather in the launderette.

1:17:011:17:04

She always keeps the place clean. She never uses up the tea bags.

1:17:041:17:09

Mind you, she's terrible about the machines.

1:17:091:17:12

-I've never known anyone so hopeless.

-You worried she's going to leave?

1:17:121:17:17

Well, you want them to go, don't you?

1:17:171:17:21

I mean, you can't keep hold of them forever.

1:17:211:17:24

You want them to go off

1:17:241:17:26

and have a life of their own.

1:17:261:17:30

She's like a daughter to you, ain't she?

1:17:301:17:34

We'll get you changed into forensics suits first.

1:17:401:17:43

We have to do it for all significant witnesses.

1:17:431:17:46

-We just want to get out of here.

-Of course.

1:17:461:17:48

Miss Carter, if you'd come with me, we'll get you changed.

1:17:481:17:51

If you'd follow me.

1:17:581:18:00

Come on, boys. it'll be all right. Come on.

1:18:031:18:07

No! No! No!

1:18:161:18:22

You're sure?

1:18:541:18:55

OK, that changes things. Thank you. 415, I need DS Crisp. Over.

1:18:551:18:59

Excuse me. Excuse me.

1:19:041:19:07

-Stay behind the cordon, please.

-HEATHER!! What you doing in there?

1:19:071:19:11

My baby!

1:19:111:19:13

Mum, why are they in there?

1:19:131:19:15

Andrew...

1:19:151:19:17

Why are they in Heather's flat?

1:19:171:19:18

Andrew, please...

1:19:181:19:21

-No! What's happened!

-Please, sir.

1:19:211:19:23

No! No! Get off me.

1:19:261:19:30

Heather!

1:19:301:19:31

Heather.

1:19:311:19:34

Heather, please.

1:19:361:19:39

Please don't leave me.

1:19:391:19:42

Heather, I love you. Please! Please!

1:19:451:19:48

What's this all about, eh?

1:19:541:19:55

Trying to make us feel like we've done something wrong!

1:19:551:19:58

-I'm sorry, Dad.

-Not now, all right?

1:20:031:20:05

-Everything you've done, what's happened...

-Not now!

1:20:051:20:10

This is the last thing you need

1:20:141:20:16

with your stomach, innit?

1:20:161:20:19

-Don't throw up over them, will ya?

-They're Old Bill. Don't matter if he does.

1:20:191:20:22

-They think that...

-What?

1:20:371:20:40

What do they think?

1:20:401:20:41

They think the burglary was a fake.

1:20:431:20:46

What? How can they know that?

1:20:461:20:50

Something to do with the way the drawers were tipped out.

1:20:501:20:54

What does that mean?

1:20:541:20:55

OK, we're ready.

1:20:561:20:58

-Jay, Ben, follow us.

-I'll come with them.

1:20:581:21:00

I'm afraid as a fellow witness you can't.

1:21:001:21:02

It's just a statement, yeah?

1:21:021:21:04

It won't take long. I'll take Jay down to suite four,

1:21:041:21:07

you take Ben.

1:21:071:21:10

It's just routine, OK?

1:21:131:21:15

-I'll be right here.

-Don't want to go in on my own.

1:21:151:21:20

Oi, you're not on your own. We're in this together, remember?

1:21:211:21:25

Till the end.

1:21:251:21:27

-OK. Jay, Ben, shall we?

-Come on.

1:21:321:21:35

SHE SIGHS

1:21:441:21:46

How long does it take to get one bottle of sherry?

1:21:461:21:49

DOT CHUCKLES

1:21:491:21:51

Come on, let's get out there and see what all the fuss is about, eh?

1:21:511:21:54

Well, I suppose it is our civic duty.

1:21:541:21:58

What's the betting... it's something really grizzly?

1:21:581:22:02

Oh, Cora!

1:22:021:22:04

CORA LAUGHS

1:22:051:22:07

It was about six o'clock.

1:22:071:22:10

I came straight from here to find Jay, didn't I?

1:22:101:22:12

I left Shirley and went back to the Arches.

1:22:121:22:15

Jay was working on her motor. I had nothing better to do so I stayed and helped him.

1:22:151:22:19

It was the carburettor.

1:22:191:22:21

Er... Gearbox.

1:22:211:22:24

Ben held the light.

1:22:241:22:28

Don't let him near the engine.

1:22:281:22:30

When I say gearbox, it could be anything.

1:22:301:22:34

Cars ain't really my thing.

1:22:341:22:36

Course I was angry.

1:22:361:22:37

That boy got me arrested but we're family. We stick together.

1:22:371:22:42

What're they doing with him in there?

1:22:451:22:47

We just have a few questions we need to ask your son.

1:22:471:22:50

-He hasn't done anything.

-It's standard procedure, Mrs Cotton.

1:22:501:22:53

But he was with me all afternoon. Playing Bridge.

1:22:531:22:55

We always play on Wednesdays.

1:22:551:22:58

415, I need DS Crisp. Over.

1:23:051:23:07

-Roxy left some clothes for you.

-Any word from Ben and Jay?

1:23:171:23:21

Getting a proper grilling, by the sound of it.

1:23:211:23:23

-I better get out of these.

-Yeah.

1:23:231:23:26

Miss Carter, we're ready for YOU now.

1:23:261:23:29

What about my two boys?

1:23:291:23:30

They're free to go, Mr Mitchell. They're just changing.

1:23:301:23:34

Should we wait for you here?

1:23:351:23:37

I was mugged once, outside the Co-op.

1:23:441:23:47

Oh, how terrible.

1:23:471:23:49

That kid needed 11 stitches in his head by the time I'd finished.

1:23:511:23:55

Guns. Happy flashing. It's a wonder anyone dare leave their own house.

1:23:561:23:59

I wouldn't be surprised if it's got something to do with that club.

1:23:591:24:03

Letting teenagers drink their own body weight? That's not right.

1:24:031:24:08

Anyone got any idea why there's all them police outside?

1:24:081:24:12

I'm going to get on to the Chief Constable as soon as I get home.

1:24:121:24:15

We are on speaking terms.

1:24:151:24:16

You know, ever since me and Ethel started the Neighbourhood Watch.

1:24:161:24:19

You'll never guess what I've just heard.

1:24:191:24:22

They've only gone and found a body. A woman, apparently.

1:24:221:24:26

-God rest her soul.

-Is she local?

-They wouldn't say.

1:24:261:24:29

Right, that's it. I'm going to take you girls home. Come on.

1:24:291:24:33

On our own doorstep. What's the world coming to?

1:24:331:24:36

You don't breathe a word of this to Beale, do you understand me?

1:24:541:24:58

One murder investigation wasn't enough for you, was it?

1:24:581:25:01

She a friend of yours?

1:25:011:25:03

Heather, she used to clean for us.

1:25:031:25:06

Sad business. Young mum. About to get married, I heard.

1:25:071:25:11

Still. Rest assured, we've got the best man for the job on it.

1:25:131:25:17

Has Ben told you his news?

1:25:171:25:19

It seems the CPS weren't too happy

1:25:191:25:22

about his recent memory lapse.

1:25:221:25:24

I'll be in touch shortly.

1:25:251:25:27

Shall I...get us a cab?

1:25:321:25:34

Come on, Jay.

1:25:341:25:36

Do you want me to wait for Shirl?

1:25:371:25:39

I don't want you... anywhere near her.

1:25:401:25:43

What was the first thing you noticed

1:25:491:25:51

-when you walked into Miss Trott's flat?

-It's Hev.

1:25:511:25:54

-How many times do I have to say it? It's Hev!

-Please,

1:25:541:25:58

Miss Carter.

1:25:581:25:59

The place was in a right state.

1:26:011:26:03

The drawers had been pulled out and there was papers everywhere.

1:26:051:26:09

That's when I first saw her.

1:26:121:26:13

I thought she was mucking about, didn't I?

1:26:161:26:18

So...

1:26:191:26:21

..I shook her a bit.

1:26:221:26:24

But she didn't move.

1:26:271:26:28

She just laid there.

1:26:301:26:32

I told her to get up. I said it wasn't funny any more.

1:26:341:26:37

Least she could do was make us a couple of WooWoos.

1:26:391:26:42

-VOICE CRACKS:

-But she's gone, hasn't she?

1:26:461:26:51

My beautiful Hev, gone and left me on my own.

1:26:511:26:55

You don't reckon it was a break-in, do you?

1:26:581:27:00

We can't rule anything out.

1:27:001:27:02

But if it wasn't some thief, then who in the flat?

1:27:021:27:04

Who'd want to hurt my Hev?

1:27:061:27:08

That's what we intend to find out.

1:27:081:27:10

According to her phone log, Miss Trott called you

1:27:121:27:15

at 6:20 this evening.

1:27:151:27:17

Yeah, she left a message.

1:27:171:27:19

Can you recall what the message said?

1:27:191:27:21

Just banging on about some row we had.

1:27:211:27:24

Why're you asking ME all these questions?

1:27:261:27:28

You should be out there finding the scum that did it!

1:27:301:27:33

-I shan't get a wink of sleep.

-Little nightcap will do the trick.

1:27:381:27:41

Well it might take the edge off the shock.

1:27:411:27:44

Rose Elizabeth! Whatever is it?

1:27:471:27:51

It's Heather.

1:27:531:27:55

What about her?

1:27:561:27:57

They, um... The police found her body earlier on this evening.

1:28:011:28:05

What happened?

1:28:141:28:16

They won't tell us anything at all.

1:28:181:28:20

Oh, Rose. I...I think probably we should head down

1:28:231:28:27

to the police station, huh?

1:28:271:28:29

See if they've finished with Andrew.

1:28:291:28:30

You two go.

1:28:361:28:38

I'll look after Dot.

1:28:381:28:40

Shirley.

1:28:461:28:48

-What's he doing here?

-Mr Cotton's just helping us with our enquiries.

1:28:531:28:56

Why?

1:28:581:29:00

You think he's got something to do with it?

1:29:001:29:02

Mr Cotton's here for the same reason you are, Miss Carter.

1:29:021:29:05

Would you like an officer to drive you home?

1:29:051:29:07

You ain't going to get a minute's peace from me.

1:29:071:29:10

I'm going to be here every day until you catch the scum that did this!

1:29:111:29:16

I'm sorry to have to kept you waiting, Mr Cotton.

1:29:281:29:31

As I'm sure you can imagine, it's been a busy night.

1:29:321:29:36

First of all, can I offer condolences on behalf of my team.

1:29:361:29:39

Thank you.

1:29:391:29:41

How long have you known your fiancee?

1:29:421:29:45

Since last August.

1:29:451:29:47

And you lived together?

1:29:471:29:49

-I moved in a few weeks ago.

-And you were due to get married tomorrow. Is that right?

1:29:491:29:54

Would you like us to continue with this in the morning?

1:29:571:30:00

No, I just want to get it over with.

1:30:001:30:02

When did you last see your fiancee?

1:30:041:30:06

About four o'clock this afternoon.

1:30:061:30:09

And how did she seem?

1:30:091:30:12

She was just, um...

1:30:131:30:16

Just Heather.

1:30:161:30:18

And did you part on good terms?

1:30:181:30:20

Mr Cotton?

1:30:221:30:24

I've got some ivory beads what I'd saved from an old dress...

1:30:351:30:39

I was going to make Dotty a little bag,

1:30:391:30:42

cos we've still got that hem to finish.

1:30:421:30:44

Yeah. Two pairs of hands are better than one.

1:30:481:30:51

Shirley, this is, um...

1:31:011:31:03

I'm Maria de Costa from Walford Children Services.

1:31:031:31:07

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend.

1:31:091:31:11

I need a drink.

1:31:161:31:18

I know it's been a difficult night for you,

1:31:321:31:35

but I'm afraid I do need to talk to you about George.

1:31:351:31:37

Provisions have been made to have him

1:31:401:31:41

-taken into temporary foster care...

-You ain't taking him anywhere!

1:31:411:31:45

George's wellbeing is paramount to us.

1:31:451:31:48

-As I'm sure it is for you.

-His mum is...

1:31:481:31:51

His mum was my best mate. I'm his godmother.

1:31:531:31:57

-You're also part of a murder investigation, Miss Carter.

-Get her out of here!

1:31:571:32:01

Shirley, she's just trying to do her job.

1:32:011:32:03

You're all going to stand there and let them do this?!

1:32:031:32:05

What about you, Roxy?

1:32:051:32:08

Remember the grief they gave you over Amy?

1:32:081:32:11

Please, can you just give her a few more hours?

1:32:141:32:17

I'm sorry. We just want to get George settled for the night.

1:32:171:32:20

You can't just take him! Phil, do something!

1:32:211:32:24

-SHE SOBS:

-He should be with his family!

1:32:261:32:28

Just let him go, Shirl. Let him go.

1:32:281:32:31

I really am sorry...

1:32:311:32:33

about your friend.

1:32:331:32:35

We'll put a plan of action together in the morning.

1:32:371:32:40

Sorry, I just can't do this.

1:32:411:32:43

You want me to go after him?

1:32:461:32:49

Yeah, just try and keep him calm,

1:32:491:32:51

yeah?

1:32:511:32:52

He's not as sussed as you are.

1:32:521:32:55

SHIRLEY SOBS

1:32:581:33:00

He should be with his dad.

1:33:021:33:03

He should be with Hev.

1:33:031:33:05

Phil!

1:33:091:33:10

Please stay with me.

1:33:111:33:14

DOOR OPENING

1:33:471:33:48

Dad's worried about you.

1:33:541:33:56

Look, if you carry on like this,

1:33:581:34:00

you'll mess it up for everyone, Jay.

1:34:001:34:02

-How can you act like nothing's happened?

-Someone's got to.

1:34:021:34:06

-You killed her, Ben.

-No, Jay. It was an accident.

1:34:061:34:08

I was there, remember?

1:34:081:34:10

Well, what do you want me to do?!

1:34:101:34:13

I mean, I can't change it now, can I?

1:34:131:34:15

Me and you. We're all right?

1:34:191:34:22

Brothers.

1:34:231:34:24

Yeah?

1:34:271:34:28

You ain't my brother!

1:34:281:34:30

-Don't say that.

-Seeing your face.

1:34:331:34:35

That look in your eyes.

1:34:371:34:39

There's something not right with you, Ben.

1:34:401:34:43

Look, in the next couple of weeks, everything will have calmed down.

1:34:431:34:46

-This don't change anything.

-It changes everything!

1:34:461:34:49

Nothing is ever going to be the same again.

1:34:491:34:51

We're in this together, remember!

1:34:511:34:54

-This is your mess and I want nothing to do with it.

-Ain't you forgetting something?

1:34:541:34:58

I've got your back, Jay.

1:35:011:35:02

I'm going to look after you.

1:35:051:35:07

I've just spoken to a Reverend Stevens of St Cuthbert's.

1:35:241:35:27

He seems to be under the impression that you called this afternoon

1:35:271:35:31

-to cancel your booking for tomorrow.

-That's right.

1:35:311:35:34

Did your fiancee know you were planning to call off the wedding?

1:35:351:35:38

We were, um... We were going to elope.

1:35:381:35:42

How romantic(!)

1:35:421:35:44

-Was anyone else aware of these plans?

-No.

1:35:441:35:48

Just Heather.

1:35:481:35:50

Seems rather drastic, considering everyone's already made arrangements.

1:35:511:35:55

It was the stress, weren't it?

1:35:561:35:57

Trying to please everyone.

1:35:581:36:00

Tell me. Do you often get stressed, Mr Cotton?

1:36:011:36:06

You don't know my old dear.

1:36:061:36:08

That would be Rose Cotton,

1:36:081:36:11

25 Albert Square.

1:36:111:36:12

Your mother claims you were playing cards with her all afternoon.

1:36:131:36:19

Yet the barmaid of the Queen Victoria claims you were

1:36:191:36:22

drinking in the pub from four till gone six.

1:36:221:36:25

So which is it?

1:36:251:36:27

My mum was mistaken.

1:36:271:36:28

She seemed so certain at the time.

1:36:281:36:31

Tell me, Mr Cotton.

1:36:321:36:33

Does your mother make a habit of lying for you?

1:36:331:36:36

She was just mistaken.

1:36:401:36:41

'Tell me, Mr Mitchell,'

1:36:431:36:44

how well do you know Andrew Cotton?

1:36:441:36:47

I was drinking with him this afternoon, funnily enough.

1:36:481:36:51

And how did he seem to you?

1:36:511:36:53

I think he'd had a bit of a bust up with Hev.

1:36:531:36:56

He reckoned that the wedding was off.

1:36:561:36:59

Was he drinking much?

1:36:591:37:00

Three or four pints while I was with him.

1:37:001:37:04

-Sorry, why do you want to know this?

-Roxy, just let him do his job!

1:37:041:37:08

Then he just stormed out.

1:37:081:37:10

Had a right face on him, he did.

1:37:101:37:12

I think, er...Hev mentioned something about it on her voicemail.

1:37:121:37:16

Shirl? Shirl, come in here a sec, will you?

1:37:161:37:20

That, er...

1:37:221:37:25

..that message from Hev.

1:37:251:37:26

She said something about Andrew, didn't she?

1:37:271:37:30

I can't remember, did she?

1:37:321:37:34

The message was deleted. Is that right, Miss Carter?

1:37:341:37:38

Well, I must have done it by accident.

1:37:381:37:41

But you can still retrieve it, can't you?

1:37:411:37:43

No, I'm afraid not.

1:37:431:37:45

Try and remember, yeah? It could be important.

1:37:471:37:51

She... She said that she had to go, didn't she?

1:37:561:37:59

Something about Andrew banging on the door and...

1:38:011:38:03

Do you...?

1:38:051:38:07

We've kept you up long enough. You've all been very helpful.

1:38:071:38:10

-You all right, love?

-He's just a bit tired. Ain't you, mate?

1:38:201:38:23

Cast your mind back to Friday 16th March.

1:38:351:38:38

-It was your stag do, wasn't it?

-If you could call it that.

1:38:391:38:42

Several eye witnesses tell me

1:38:421:38:45

there was a bit of bother at R&R.

1:38:451:38:47

Is that right?

1:38:471:38:49

Either you can tell me or I can get one my officers to check the CCTV.

1:38:511:38:54

It's entirely up to you, Mr Cotton.

1:38:541:38:56

I had a bust-up with the missus, didn't I?

1:38:561:38:59

Another one? What about this time?

1:38:591:39:02

-Something and nothing.

-There was a stripper, wasn't there?

1:39:041:39:07

No man wants to walk in and find his wife writhing around with

1:39:091:39:12

-a half-naked stranger, does he?

-Heather ain't like that.

1:39:121:39:17

The night culminated with you punching a wall. Is that right?

1:39:171:39:21

Hardly what you'd call something and nothing, is it?

1:39:231:39:26

Can you tell me who Ron Butler is?

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-He's my Mum's ex.

-Get on well, did you?

1:39:351:39:39

Not really.

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You put him in hospital, didn't you?

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Fractured his skull.

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Ended up doing a stint at Her Majesty's pleasure.

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-Isn't that right?

-Yeah.

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You got a bit of a temper, Mr Cotton?

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-(When I'm provoked.)

-Sorry?

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I said, when I'm provoked.

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What about earlier this evening, Mr Cotton?

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Were you provoked then?

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No...

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Shirley, are you in there?

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She won't talk to me.

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Maybe you'll have more luck.

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I'll put the kettle on.

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Where's Ben?

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-Phil, what've you done with him?

-Ian?

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-If he's hurt you...

-I haven't touched him.

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What... I... What's happened?

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The Old Bill saw sense, didn't they?

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Well I don't... I don't...

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Ian, Dad knows.

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It's all right.

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And everything's OK between you two?

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Look, Ben...

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I did this for you.

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I knew if it went to trial, it was going to be too late, so...

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What're you talking about?

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-Ian?

-I told the police, OK?

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I told them that you'd lied to them.

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But Ben, I only did it to protect you, OK?

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-You've got to believe me.

-It was you?

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Yeah. Well, it's all came good in the end, ain't it?

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-Mrs B, why don't you give that a rest?

-What are you doing here?

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I've got a wedding dress to finish. All I want is a bit of peace.

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-SHE SHOUTS:

-Is that too much to ask?

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Well, I ain't going nowhere.

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I don't want you here. I don't want nobody here.

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-Well, you know, I just want to help, Mrs B.

-It ain't right!

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A young boy spending his time with pensioners.

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Well, I see you more as family. You're good company.

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I am NOT good company! I ain't good company to no-one.

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This used to be my house, you know. Before Jim, before the Jacksons.

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And I took a young girl in, a troubled young girl.

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And she died. She died right here in this room.

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Poor, troubled Donna. With her whole life before her.

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Every time I care for someone,

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they get taken from me.

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So you go! Get out!

1:42:541:42:57

-Before something happens to you. Go on!

-No, Mrs...

-No, get out!

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-Mrs B...

-Go! Will you go? Get out!

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-Do you know a William Mitchell, Mr Cotton?

-Yeah.

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You were drinking with him in the Queen Victoria earlier today?

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-Yeah.

-He said you were rather down in the dumps.

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Does that sound fair to you?

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I told you. I'd had a bust-up with the missus, didn't I?

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That would explain why you told him the wedding was off.

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He said that you just downed your drink and then you upped and left.

1:43:441:43:48

Where were you going, Mr Cotton?

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I thought Heather might be waiting for me at the station.

1:43:521:43:54

There's no evidence she packed a bag, let alone planned to elope.

1:43:541:43:58

What can you tell me about this envelope, Mr Cotton?

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-It was the money for our wedding.

-How much are we talking about?

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A grand.

1:44:071:44:08

This was a gift for the two of you. Is that right?

1:44:081:44:12

Auntie Dot gave it to Heather.

1:44:121:44:14

So how did it end up in your possession?

1:44:141:44:17

Heather gave it to me to look after.

1:44:171:44:19

Did anyone witness this exchange?

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No.

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Tell me, Mr Cotton...

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..where is the money now?

1:44:281:44:30

Some tramp went and nicked it.

1:44:301:44:32

How convenient for you(!)

1:44:331:44:35

I'll tell you what I think happened, shall I?

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You left the pub before going back to the flat

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with the sole intention of stealing this money.

1:44:411:44:43

-You make out it was a burglary...

-I never went back there.

1:44:431:44:47

We have a witness who claims there was a voicemail from your fiancee

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which states that you were at the door moments before her death.

1:44:501:44:55

I'd say that was more than just a coincidence, wouldn't you?

1:44:551:44:58

You got cold feet.

1:44:581:45:00

You made out that you were eloping,

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whereas all along you were intending to do a runner.

1:45:011:45:04

-No.

-Rather a high price to pay, don't you think?

1:45:041:45:06

A thousand pounds.

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I loved her!

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Andrew Cotton, I'm arresting you on suspicion

1:45:141:45:17

of the murder of Heather Trott.

1:45:171:45:19

You do not have to say anything, but it may harm your defence if you do not mention when questioned

1:45:191:45:23

something which you later rely on in court.

1:45:231:45:25

Anything you do say may be given in evidence.

1:45:251:45:28

You never said...how you got on at the station.

1:45:331:45:36

It's all a jumble.

1:45:391:45:41

Did they...ask about the boys?

1:45:431:45:47

Why would they?

1:45:471:45:49

I feel like I'm in a bad dream, Phil.

1:45:541:45:56

And all I want is someone to come along and wake me up.

1:45:581:46:01

KNOCKING ON DOOR

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Phil, it's me! Open the door!

1:46:541:46:57

Billy, what're you doing, eh?

1:46:591:47:01

I've only just managed to get her to sleep.

1:47:011:47:03

I just thought Shirley might want to pay her respects.

1:47:031:47:06

They're moving Hev's body.

1:47:081:47:10

What're you all standing there for?

1:47:131:47:15

PHIL BREATHES HEAVILY

1:49:051:49:06

It's over.

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Phil, Ben and Jay attempt to hide their true emotions during Phil's welcome home dinner, knowing they must keep their monstrous secret concealed - but will Shirley realise something is wrong?

Dot, Cora and Rose join forces in order to repair Heather's damaged wedding dress in time for her big day.


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