Christening drama… struggling mum Moira breaks down as her baby son's christened!

Moira Barton, Adam Barton, Isaac Dingle

Struggling mum Moira's state of mind spirals downwards as Isaac is christened

It's Isaac's christening day and his mum Moira is in tears, but not for the right reasons. On her uppers she can't cope with her newborn, who's crying buckets, let alone the social hoo-ha of the event. The wellwishers in church soon clock that Moira's not doing too well and start to worry when the mum later vanishes.

Later, despite Moira's disappearing act, her son Adam and his wife have an important adoption meeting to attend. The couple paints on a brave face pretending all is A-OK until distraught Moira bursts in, announcing that Adam and Victoria should take her child…

Jimmy, Nicola and reluctant Bernice make plans for the huge cash windfall they've nabbed from dead Mrs Dumphrey. But will the trio right their wrong when they learn the deceased OAP has family after all? Is Mrs Dumphrey's sole heir someone they know?

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