Carol dreads Billie's funeral

Carol dreads Billie's funeral
Carol dreads Billie's funeral (Image credit: BBC)

Carol is determined not to have any of her family at Billie's funeral. Billie's old gang turn up demanding to pay their respects, but Carol and the Brannings see them off. Carol goes to the funeral with just Billie's dad Alan and gran Blossom. After the cremation Carol tries to kiss Alan, but he pulls away. A mortified Carol returns home, grabs a bottle of booze and starts popping pills out of a blister pack, preparing to join her son... Vanessa is fuming when Harry's secretary Vicky turns up with divorce papers and she sends her on her way. Harry later confronts Vanessa and gives her the divorce papers himself. Harry goads Vanessa until she snaps and blurts out a shocking secret... that Harry is not Jodie's biological father. Kat helps Stacey out on the stall. When Kat discovers that Whitney isn't manning her stall for the day she stocks it up with her own stuff. Alfie calls Kat over to the Vic for the grand unveiling. The locals cheer when the Vic is revealed in its refurbished glory. Kat is pleased when Stacey and Tracey agree to be barmaids. Also, Lauren thinks about Bradley's death and asks Max why no one ever talks about him. Click here to watch's weekly soaps video preview, the Soap Scoop

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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.