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Den and Angie take a trip on the Orient Express. Ethel returns to Albert Square. The Fowlers have disappeared and no one knows where they have gone.

Den takes Angie on the Orient Express from Venice. She confronts him over Jan but he says he did not know she would be there and they only went for a coffee. Angie gets drink and tells a barman she has told Den a terrible lie that she regrets, unaware that Den has heard her.

Ethel returns to Albert Square in a wheelchair and moves in with Dot. Doctor Legg asks Naima if she is interested in Ethel's flat. Charlie returns and Dot is surprised but happy to see him - she tells him about her shoplifting.

Colin tells Barry a relationship cannot work because their ages are too far apart but Barry thinks it is more to do with class.

Pauline does not turn up to work and the Fowlers are missing all day. Later, they arrive in the Vic and Lofty announces that he and Michelle have gotten married.


Main cast[]

Guest cast[]

  • Gavin - Nick Orchard
  • Barman - Daniel Andre Pageon


  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • 3C Albert Square - Living room
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Al's Café
  • Orient Express
  • Various locations in Venice


  • Return of Charlie Cotton, last seen on 6 March 1986.
  • Mehmet Osman (Haluk Bilginer) is uncredited despite having dialogue.
  • Lofty and Michelle get married off screen.
  • This is the fourth episode in which the usual drumbeats (commonly known as the "doof-doofs") indicating the end of the episode, are removed from the final scene.
  • This was the last of three episodes with on-location filming in Venice. The Orient Express scenes were filmed in Elstree Studios with effects to give the impression the train was in motion. To avoid this being noticeable the scenes were given special effects to give the impression that the train they used in the studios was in motion.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'I love you, Angie...'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 23,450,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).