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Marsden hauls Ian in for questioning

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Marsden hauls Ian in for questioning
Aired Monday, Jan 18 2010 at 20:00 GMT on BBC One

While Janine attempts to assert her authority at the Car Lot, Peggy announces that The Vic's back in business. Roxy, however, isn't happy about Peggy taking over and Ronnie tries to broach the subject that Roxy's now the landlady. Later, Ronnie and Roxy enquire as to when Archie's body will be released, before Peggy asks them to have the pub ready by 5pm for the grand reopening. When Ronnie shows her sister their mother's gloves she left behind, Roxy snatches them from her and bins them. Later, Roxy assures Ronnie that nothing will change between them now that she owns The Vic. When Roxy walks away, Ronnie lifts Glenda's gloves out of the bin and clutches them to her chest.

Later, Pat and Peggy speculate as to Archie's killer, while Peggy expresses her surprise that Archie left Roxy everything in his will. She goes on to suggest that despite Roxy being the legal owner of the pub, she's the true landlady. After finishing off a bottle of champagne, Peggy goes to survey the empty pub. Outside, Ronnie and Roxy see Archie's face on the poster watching over them, before spotting Janine lording it up at the Car Lot. With that, they
march over and put her in her place. While Roxy's at it, she demands their grandmother's engagement ring but Janine claims she doesn't have it any longer. Furious, Roxy announces that she has plans for the Car Lot. Back at The Vic, Roxy opens up slightly earlier than intended and Ronnie asks if Glenda's called about the funeral, to which Roxy claims that she hasn't. As Roxy celebrates in the bar, Ronnie calls Jack and asks for his help in finding her mum.

Meanwhile, Ian tries to talk to Jane about the situation with Janine but she ignores his attempts and suggests that he clean the floor before the social worker arrives. Ian later admits that he's scared about what could happen, but Jane simply suggests that he do something about it. With that, Ian heads over to Janine's flat and blurts out that she can't blackmail him any longer because Archie's laptop is on the canal basin. Janine, however, plays Ian a recording of their sexual dalliance and reiterates her £10,000 demand. Despite Jane begging him not to expose himself as a prime suspect in Archie's murder, Ian decides to tell the police everything before Janine does. Ian's almost at the police station and Jane manages to convince him to pay Janine off otherwise the police involvement could ruin their chances to adopt.

Ian and Jane return home to find Peter, Lucy, the social worker and Janine - who's been singing their praises. Ian visits Janine and hands over £500. Janine's not impressed but Ian pushes her, cutting her lip in the process. With that, Ian warns her not to go to the police or she'll put herself in the frame for Archie's murder. Having washed Janine's blood off his ring, Ian apologises to Jane and the social worker for disappearing. When the social worker leaves, Ian assures Jane that he's sorted everything. Later in The Vic, though, DCI Marsden stops Ian from drinking and insists that he needs to be sober for his confession…

Elsewhere, Bianca tells Ricky that Martin and Sonia will be attending the wedding; Stacey visits her friend Becca at the psychiatric hospital; Denise isn't impressed by how flirty Loretta, the chair of the church's fundraising committee, is with Lucas; Jean tries to drag Bradley and Stacey along to The Vic's reopening; Pat returns from New Zealand and is stunned to learn that Archie's been murdered; and Stacey texts her friend Becca and suggests that she stay on the Square instead of moving to the halfway house. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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