Frank is unrepentant after his clash with Grant. Roy warns him to tread carefully. Grant continues to goad Frank in the Vic. Frank steps across the bar to confront him. A furious row ensues. Grant tears into Frank, blaming him for Tiffany's death. Peggy intervenes and takes Grant to one side. Grant crumbles, overwhelmed by feelings of loss and self-doubt. Peggy urges him to forgive Frank but he can't. Rosa is livid when she catches Teresa working the stall. Their shouting match is the talk of the market. Beppe persuades Gary to invest in E20. He invites the family over to celebrate. Rosa is reluctant to bless Beppe's venture. Teresa intervenes and tears into her mother. Teresa goes too far. Rosa disowns her for abandoning Giuseppe's. Carol returns to work. She soon finds herself suffocated by people's concern. Dot and Pauline continue to stifle Carol in the Vic. Dot puts her foot in it when she inquires about the baby. At the end of her tether, Carol candidly tells them she's had an abortion. Matthew is running scared. The heavies continue to harass him. Cornered in his cell, Matthew stands up to them. They hand him a savage beating in response. Steve intervenes and forces them out. He goes to help Matthew. The warders arrive as Steve stands over a badly beaten Matt. Steve pleads with Matthew to explain as they cart him away: Matthew stays silent. Lisa can't contain her excitement after Phil promises to cook a romantic dinner for her. Struck by Phil's candour, Lisa invites him back to hers. As they walk back they kiss. A passenger comes out of a black cab and sees them: that passenger is Kathy Mitchell.


Main cast

  • Gillian Taylforth as Kathy
  • Steve McFadden as Phil
  • Lucy Benjamin as Lisa
  • Joe Absolom as Matthew
  • Martin Kemp as Steve
  • Ross Kemp as Grant
  • Barbara Windsor as Peggy
  • Mike Reid as Frank
  • Sid Owen as Ricky
  • Leila Birch as Teresa
  • Michael Greco as Beppe
  • Marc Bannerman as Gianni
  • Louise Jameson as Rosa
  • Race Davies as Jackie
  • Lindsey Coulson as Carol
  • Wendy Richard as Pauline
  • June Brown as Dot
  • Pam St. Clement as Pat
  • Tony Caunter as Roy
  • Troy Titus-Adams as Nina
  • Jack Ryder as Jamie
  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Melanie
  • Sylvester Williams as Mick
  • Gavin Richards as Terry
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe as Sarah
  • Steve Swinscoe as Garry
  • Rupert Farley as Hutch
  • Jon Carver as Warden
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