• Writer – Simon Ashdown
  • Director – Toby Frow

Phil is shocked to his core to discover who Keeble wants him to inform on – leading viewers to be transported to 1979 to learn more about the Mitchell family’s chequered past in the area. As we flashback to 1979, the Mitchells are hit hard by a Britain in economic turmoil.

Peggy has her hands full keeping a busy household running whilst her marriage to Eric is showing its cracks. Upon learning that Phil has a job at a garage, Eric decides to take Phil and Grant out on a ‘job’ in order to give them some work experience, despite Peggy’s disapproval. Eric and Phil are vying for the title of man of the house but who will come out on top?

With DCI Keeble’s obsession with the Mitchell’s ever increasing, will the truth of her vendetta against the family finally be revealed and can Phil ever escape the past?


  • Alison Newman as DCI Samantha Keeble
  • Andrew Mayer as Security Guard
  • Charlie Heptinstall as Charlie
  • Christopher Pizzey as Security Guard 2
  • Daniel Delaney as Phil
  • David Ajayi as Police Officer
  • Dean Roberts as Stephen
  • Elodie De Rohan Willner as Roxy
  • George Greenland as Billy
  • George Russo as Eric
  • Henry Garrett as Archie
  • Jaime Winstone as Peggy
  • Laila Murphy as Sam
  • Lizzie Grace as Mrs Keeble
  • Lucia De Wan as Ronnie
  • Phoebe Rose Gordon as Samantha Keeble
  • Rose Reynolds as Glenda
  • Steve McFadden as Phil Mitchell
  • Teddy Jay as Grant

EastEnders takes you back to 1979 on BBC One tonight at 7.30

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