Episode 3879
BBC transmission date 00 month 2009
Viewers  ? million
Duration 30 minutes
Executive Producer Diederick Santer
Director Steve Finn
Writer Matt Evans
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Previous episode Episode 3878 (19 October 2009)
Next episode Episode 0000 (22 October 2009)


Heather is in labour and panic ensues as Patrick, Peggy and Pat scramble to get her to the hospital. The only transport they can find is Shirley’s ice-cream van which Pat drives out of the square. They get Heather to the hospital but Pat and Peggy are too busy arguing about who would make the best birthing partner to notice that Patrick has already taken Heather in.

Peggy and Pat treat themselves to a free ice cream or two. After a few drinks of Shirley’s vodka they are merry and sentimental leaving Patrick to cope with Heather in the throws of labour. George Michael Trott is born with Patrick as the godfather. Shirley is emotional when she meets George but lies to Heather, telling her their rent is paid and the money is sorted.

Shirley sees her van leaving the square, assuming her drugs have gone with it. Shirley confides in Phil who is furious with Jack for helping her get involved with drugs. Shirley tells Phil she was hoping to get a stash of money sorted for Heather. Phil gets a call from Peggy and Pat; they’re in the van and telling Phil they love him. What have they been taking?

Jay tries to match-make Billy and Jean. The couple meet in the Vic for lunch. Conversation proves awkward and Jean leaves but not before they discover that Jay had them set up.

Libby is feeling shocked and confused about Darren’s proposal. After Darren later professes his love she accepts. They announce their engagement but Adam tells Libby she is making a mistake and throwing her life away.


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