Max and Phil set to kidnap Ian in EastEnders

EastEnders' Ian Beale is about to go through a terrifying experience when he's kidnapped by Max Branning and Phil Mitchell who find out he is planning to give a false witness statement.

Ian, played by Adam Woodyatt, has landed himself in hot water after he was blackmailed by Carl White (Daniel Coonan) to give a witness statement against Max.

When Max (Jake Wood) and Phil (Steve McFadden) realise what Ian has done, they get their revenge by kidnapping him and bundling him into the back of a van before driving him out to a deserted wasteland.

A panicked Ian has no idea whether his kidnappers will decide to let him go, or if they plan to kill him for everything he has done.

The dramatic scenes are due to screen on EastEnders on Tuesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 14.


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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.