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Frank prepares for his mother's arrival and her reaction to Pat. Donna gets on Michelle and Sharon's nerves. Den tells Christine he won't be pushed around. Rod gets evicted from squatting in one of the flats at 23 Albert Square.

Donna gets on Michelle and Sharon's nerves, having left a mess around the flat.

Ethel plans to take Benny out for the day around the Square.

Shireen's feelings for Ricky get the better of her, so she asks Michelle if she can talk to her about relationships. Michelle invites her over to her flat later in the day.

The bailiffs arrive to evict Rod from Mary's old flat.

Mo arrives at the Vic and immediately ignores Pat.

Christine hands Den a number of documents, outlining the pair's plan to escape. Den is not keen to go along with it.

Mo suggests an old time musical night for the Vic. Frank loves the idea and tells Pat about it - she tells him she suggested the idea to him last week but he ignored her.

Benny and Ethel enjoy reminiscing about their lives in Albert Square.

Guizin tells Mehmet that she and Sue are thinking of setting up a neighbourhood watch scheme.

Rod gets violent with the bailiffs and vows to drag them through courts for justice. Carmel suggests he goes down to the Housing Department to seek alternative accommodation, but Rod points out he is unlikely to get anywhere to live.

Michelle meets Shireen at her flat and hands her a number of leaflets she collected from the surgery.

Den reveals to Christine that he has plans to blackmail The Firm over them trying to get him to take the blame.

Mo makes nasty remarks about Pat behind the bar to Pete. Pat overhears them and gets upset. She heads upstairs and Mo follows. Mo tells Pat she knows what she is like, and she will not let her marry Frank.


Main cast[]

Guest cast[]


  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public, hallway and upstairs flat
  • 43A Albert Square - Front room
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Café Osman
  • Christine's house - Den's bedroom and living room


  • First appearance of Mo Butcher.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'I'd like to know how she got her claws into my Frank, I really would.'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 18,700,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).
  • During the end credits, Edna Doré's (who plays Mo Butcher) name was spelt incorrectly - with an extra 'e' on the end of her surname.
EastEnders Episode 373 (1 September 1988)