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Episode 97 (21 January 1986) and Episode 497 (9 November 1989) broadcast tapes no longer exist.
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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.


Main cast

  • Phil McDermott as Trevor Short
  • Wendy Richard as Pauline Fowler
  • Bill Treacher as Arthur Fowler
  • Peter Dean as Pete Beale
  • June Brown as Dot Cotton
  • Virginia Fiol as Hazel
  • Christopher McHallem as Rod Norman
  • Hepburn Graham as Vince
  • Mike Reid as Frank Butcher
  • Sid Owen as Ricky Butcher
  • Pam St. Clement as Pat Butcher
  • Louise Plowright as Julie Cooper
  • Rani Singh as Sufia Karim
  • Ronny Jhutti as Sohail Karim
  • Nisha Kapur as Shireen Karim
  • Sophie Lawrence as Diane Butcher
  • Susan Tully as Michelle Fowler
  • Saul Jephcott as Danny Whiting
  • Pat Coombs as Marge Green
  • Mark Thrippleton as Paul Priestley

Guest cast

  • Nicholas Blane as D.S.S. Man


This episode was to be broadcast on Drama 24 July 2019 but was unavailable and Drama skipped to the next episode. It's believed that the 1 inch Tape was damaged 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 is not known if this is the original tape.

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