Hodge urges Matthew not to go into solitary. Matthew begs him not to intervene. Michael and Sarah visit Matt. Michael again presses him to frame Steve for the attack. Matthew refuses, insisting he won't lie under oath. Michael exits, dismayed. Pauline finally accepts Jeff's invitation to dinner. Mel can't hide her amusement as Jeff enters Beale's Market in his best bib and tucker. Jeff anxiously watches the door in the restaurant. Time passes and it soon becomes clear Pauline isn't coming. Pauline sits alone with her thoughts on Arthur's memorial bench. The past still has a strong hold on her. Kathy confides in Pat her doubts about Mel. Pat springs to Mel's defence. Phil is stunned when Kathy and little Ben come to visit. Lisa is soon made to feel like an unwanted guest. Kathy and Mel share lunch. The atmosphere between them worsens when Kathy warns Mel against hurting Ian. Mel counters the accusation with a spirited defence of her relationship with Ian. Kathy relents and they begin a tentative truce. Jamie sorts through the second-hand clothes in Beale's Market. He finds a handsome jacket. Jamie enters the Vic wearing his latest acquisition. He pulls a matchbox from the inside pocket. Mel freezes when she sees the inside label. She examines the jacket more closely. Jackie looks on impassively as Mel tells Jamie that he's wearing the jacket Steve Owen wore on the night of the murder.


Main cast

  • Tamzin Outhwaite as Melanie
  • Jack Ryder as Jamie
  • Lucy Benjamin as Lisa
  • Race Davies as Jackie
  • Marc Bannerman as Gianni
  • Michael Greco as Beppe
  • Russell Floyd as Michael
  • Daniela Denby-Ashe as Sarah
  • Roberta Taylor as Irene
  • Gavin Richards as Terry
  • Jamie Jarvis as Troy
  • Troy Titus-Adams as Nina
  • Danniella Morgan as Sam
  • Barbara Windsor as Peggy
  • Ross Kemp as Grant
  • Steve McFadden as Phil
  • Gillian Taylforth as Kathy
  • Morgan Whittle as Ben
  • Pam St. Clement as Pat
  • Wendy Richard as Pauline
  • Leslie Schofield as Jeff
  • Todd Carty as Mark
  • Louise Jameson as Rosa
  • Leila Birch as Teresa
  • Sylvester Williams as Mick
  • Krystle Williams as Kim
  • Carly Hillman as Nicky
  • James Alexandrou as Martin
  • Ashvin Luximon as Asif
  • Joe Absolom as Matthew
  • Rupert Farley as Mitch
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