Episode 3711
BBC transmission date 1 January 2009
Viewers  ? million
Duration 30 minutes
Executive Producer Diederick Santer
Director Paul Annett
Writer Jeff Povey
Credits See List
Previous episode Episode 3710 (30 December 2008)
Next episode Episode 3712 (1 January 2009 - Part 2)


New Years Day. Sean drives off with Amy in a stolen car. He takes a picture of Amy on his phone and sends it to Roxy. She calls him and begs him to come back, but he says he doesn’t know how. A police carstops nearby, and Sean prays for a few more days as Amy’s dad: The police car drives on. Ronnie asks Jack to sell his part of the club to her. Jack refuses, he still thinks they have a future together, Ronnie disagrees. Stacey sees Danielle give the defaced photo of the Mitchells to Ronnie and is angry. Ronnie takes the photo to Peggy and fearing that Sean plans to come back to the pub, Peggy decides to open up. Sean phones Stacey and asks her to meet him. Stacey tells Sean to go to the police and explain why he took Amy. Sean wants to keep running, but asks Stacey to look after Amy for a while. Stacey gives Amy back to the Mitchells. They are ecstatic, but Stacey feels guilty for betraying Sean. Sean arrives at the Slaters’ and says a tearful goodbye to Stacey, it’s time he went to meet their father...

Tiffany wants Whitney to come out of her room, she misses her. Ricky tries to cheer up Whitney by making the family play board games. Whitney is not impressed and goes out.

Shirley and Heather have had a disappointing New Years Eve, so Shirley plans to entice lots of men into the Vic. Heather ends up surrounded by men, looking very pleased with herself.

Mo unwraps Charlie’s present for Brenda, saying that Charlie has hardly seen her over Christmas. Charlie is angry and defends Brenda claiming she has just been busy with the Salvation Army.


Stacey Branning Lacey Turner
Sean Slater Robert Kazinsky
Roxy Slater Rita Simons
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Ronnie Mitchell Samantha Womack
Danielle Jones Lauren Crace
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Archie Mitchell Larry Lamb
Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Charlie Slater Derek Martin
Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer
Ricky Butcher Sid Owen
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Liam Butcher James Forde
Tiffany Dean Maisie Smith
Carouser Marc Baylis