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The day of Pauline's hospital appointment arrives and Arthur makes her promise to keep it. A stranger arrives in Albert Square eager to track down Trevor. Frank tries to have tactful words with Julie at the hair salon. Arthur extracts a promise from Michelle not to mention Danny to her mother yet.

A man searches for Mo. He finds Trevor outside Mo's flat and asks for her. Trevor says she is away.

Pauline's appointment at the hospital arrives.

Sufia distracts herself with work. Shireen and Sohail wonder what they should do.

The man asks Julie if she knows where he can find Trevor.

Frank grows paranoid when he sees Julie talking with Pat.

Hazel gets annoyed with Rod when he ditches her and work on the stall for Vince.

Frank asks Julie what she was talking to Pat about. Julie tells Frank he is self-centred and she was talking to her about a hair removal service being introduced at her hair salon.

Dot gives Hazel wise words of advice when she visits her with her troubles.

Marge gets emotional after finding her mother on the floor again.

Trevor is informed of a man searching for him.

Pauline confides in Michelle. Diane learns that Pauline was in hospital and tells Ricky. He takes chocolates over to Pauline and wonders if it was because of the accident. She reassures him it was not.

Michelle secretly meets Danny at the Vic, unaware that Arthur and Pauline are also at the Vic and have seen them together. She then realises Arthur and Pauline are present.

The man finds Trevor at the Vic and informs him that he is from the DSS. He warns him to attend a meeting that has been booked for him and reminds him that claiming unemployment benefits whilst working is fraud and people can go to jail for it.


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Guest cast[]


  • Albert Square
  • The Queen Victoria - Public
  • 45 Albert Square - Backroom
  • Bridge Street Market
  • Launderette
  • Bridge Street Café
  • Turpin Road
  • Julie's
  • 55 Victoria Road - Kitchen


  • This episode is missing from the BBC's archives and was to be broadcast on the Drama channel on 24 July 2019 but was unavailable and Drama skipped to the next episode. It's believed that the 1 inch Tape was damaged (Some dimly lit scenes. Occasional bursts of dropout) and a digibeta tape was not made during migration of other episodes. However a 1 inch Tape and VHS copy might survive at the BFI. It's not know if other copies exist from UKTV/overseas broadcasts.
  • Paul Priestly (Mark Thrippleton) is credited despite not appearing.
  • Radio Times synopsis: 'Do you happen to know the whereabouts of something by the name of Trevor Short, who also goes by the name of 'Mo the Butcher'?'
  • Viewing Figures: UK broadcast - 17,510,000 viewers (chart placing unknown).