Becky and Claire are delighted when Liz agrees to a Christmas panto. Peter and Leanne meet with the architect at Turners Joinery and excitedly discuss their plans. George offers to pick Simon up from school and Peter's grateful. Ashley and Graeme call in the bookies and place a bet after receiving a tip. Sally suggests that Rosie could get a bar job in the run up to Christmas but Rosie's scathing and reckons bar work is below her. George takes Simon to the precinct for a burger. Simon asks if they can go and see Father Christmas after their tea. Gary announces he wants to join the army full-time. Anna's worried he'll be killed, but Eddie's proud of his son. Rosie offers to lend Sophie her white top for her baptism. Sophie's unimpressed pointing out it isn't a wet T-shirt competition and Ben backs her up. Dev takes Bernie back to his flat for a romantic meal. She's impressed at the effort he's gone to. George and Simon arrive at Santa's grotto. George is amused to discover that Ken is the Santa whilst Ken is inwardly seething. Simon's oblivious. John finds himself unwittingly roped in to direct the Christmas panto. Ken starts rowing with George in the grotto. The row escalates and George rips Ken's beard off. Simon's shocked to discover that Santa is really his grandad. The store manager is appalled at Ken's behaviour and sacks him from the grotto.


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December 2009 episodes
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Fri 11th (1 2) • Mon 14th (1 2) • Thu 17th • Fri 18th (1 2) • Mon 21st (1 2)
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