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Amira's father Qadim arrives in Walford

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Amira's father Qadim arrives in Walford
Aired Tuesday, Dec 29 2009 at 19:30 GMT on BBC One

While Zainab's worried about the impending Mehndi, Syed's at the Masala Queen unit talking to a furious Lucy about his relationship with Christian. Jane wanders in and informs Lucy that although the situation is far from perfect, they need to keep it quiet in order to maintain peace with the Masoods. Later, Amira informs Syed that her father's lawyer has found a loophole in the law, meaning that he's to be released in time for their wedding. Syed's pleased that Qadim can attend the ceremony, but Amira confesses that he didn't give the wedding his blessing and will probably want his money back.

Later, the Masood house is packed with guests in striking outfits. Bushra turns up with her daughters and cousin Afia. Soon after, a procession forms and everyone follows the drummers to the club house. Masood greets the guests and when Amira arrives, Tamwar takes her arm and walks past all the guests to the stage. Jane approaches to feed Amira and Syed metai and before she does, Amira asks Jane where Christian is and she reveals that he's in Barcelona.

Masood introduces the dancers to their friends and family and it's not long before Syed joins in. Amira's immensely proud of her future husband's moves on the dancefloor. Afterwards, Syed suggests a dance-off between the men and women and despite laughing at Tamwar's footwork, Zulekha writes her mobile number on his hand. With the congregation in high spirits, Syed and Amira are stunned when the music cuts and Qadim appears…

Elsewhere, DCI Marsden speaks to a group of journalists outside The Vic, appealing for information about Archie's murder; Libby and Darren plan a holiday together; and Whitney's frustrated when Ricky invites Todd to his and Bianca's engagement party. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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