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Arthur goes to court. Lofty talks about having a baby with Michelle. Sharon wants to move back into the Vic.

Arthur meets his solicitor, Alan Miller, who advises him to plead guilty and says he could get a maximum of 12 months' imprisonment.

Willmott-Brown offers Arthur work renovating the Dagmar and he gives the judge a letter saying that Arthur has employment. Alan Miller puts the details of the case to the judge and Doctor Legg gives a witness statement. The judge concludes that a custodial sentence of 12 months would normally be appropriate but she reduces it to 28 days, considering Arthur's illness, his unemployment and other mitigating factors.

Meanwhile, Sharon tells Angie she no longer wants to live in the B&B and will move back to the Vic. Angie says they can go somewhere else but Sharon says all she ever gets is broken promises and she will no longer be pushed around.

Lofty tells Michelle that he wants a little brother or sister for Vicki but Michelle cannot think about having a baby while Arthur is on trial.


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  • The Queen Victoria - Public and hallway
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Launderette
  • Solicitor's office
  • Courtroom


  • Originally, a special court set had been hired to film Arthur's court scenes, but the set turned out to be too large for the regular EastEnders set at Elstree in Studio C and therefore needed an extra studio.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'How do you plead? Guilty or not guilty?'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,550,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).