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Episode 11 of EastEnders (also titled The Messengers) was first broadcast on 26 March 1985 and was written by Jim Hawkins, directed by Peter Edwards and produced by, co-creator, Julia Smith.


Citizens of the Square take matters into their own hands.

Tony is out early in the morning to give Saeed an estimate for better security at the shop and sets about installing new locks. Tony and Saeed discuss the probability of Nick being the cause of the recent trouble in the neighbourhood.

Meanwhile, Mark tries to sell Sue some cigarettes which were probably stolen during the shop break-in. Ali is suffering dizziness as a result of the blow to his head when he was mugged the night before. At midday, he and Nick are nearly barred from the Queen Victoria again when they get into a loud argument. Ali suspects Nick is the one who mugged him but has no proof. Nick has been pressuring Lofty and Mark to join him in a racist gang of thieves and Lofty discusses that with Ali. When Ali tells Sue about the argument with Nick, Tony overhears and whispers to him, "If you want to take it any further, let me in on the action." So a meeting is set for that night in the café to discuss their best approach to stopping the racist attacks.

Meanwhile, Nick gives Mark a bag of stolen calculators with instructions to sell them for £3 apiece, but Mark is unable to get anyone to buy them. While the Osmans, Jeffreys, Tony and Lofty are meeting in the café, Nick is shoving Mark around in the street outside for failing to sell the calculators. Kelvin sees this and goes into the restaurant to tell the others. They decide it is time for action and go outside to confront Nick.




  • This episode marks the first time Turpin Road is seen.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'At the caff. Be there. We'll decide how to sort him out.'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 12,005,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).
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