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Ronnie's childhood secret is revealed

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Ronnie and Roxy poke fun at the dated looking dresses. Eventually Ronnie agrees to try on some dresses.

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Aired Tuesday, Jul 20 2010 at 19:30 BST on BBC One

Ronnie's browsing for wedding dresses when Glenda points one out that looks like the one she married Archie in. Ronnie's disgusted to hear his name. While Ronnie waits for Peggy to arrive, Glenda heads over to The Vic and insists that Ronnie only wants to go shopping with Roxy. Glenda leaves and a suspicious Peggy calls Ronnie but Glenda manages to delete the missed call before her daughter sees it. With that, Glenda reveals to Ronnie that Peggy's too busy to go out with them. After bumping into Jack, Peggy's furious to realise that Glenda deceived her. Calling Ronnie, Peggy asks if she can meet them all at a shop.

Ronnie and Roxy arrive and Peggy's inside the shabby-looking dress shop. Despite laughing at the ancient dresses, Ronnie agrees to try one on. The laughter, however, stops when Ronnie emerges from the changing room in a pristine dress. Returning to The Vic, Olive makes the relevant alterations to Ronnie's dress, while Peggy hands out a round of drinks. Delighted by Ronnie's choice, Peggy offers to pay for the dress - something which frustrates Glenda no end. An argument between Peggy and Glenda breaks out over Archie. Hearing her father's name pushes Ronnie over the edge and she runs out of the room past Jack.

Roxy comforts her distraught sister demanding to know what's wrong and Ronnie finally cracks - it's because Archie raped her when she was 13. They're stunned to realise that Peggy, Jack and Glenda have heard everything.

Outside Dagenham Dave's shop, Syed is thinking abuot his family. Christian suggests they buy some new furniture for their flat.
Elsewhere, the funeral director calls at Patrick's to arrange Denise's service; Christian and Syed visit Dagenham Dave's where his brother Derek shows them some mattresses; Libby asks Patrick to make a speech at her mother's funeral; Christian offers to help Tamwar get fit when he spots him looking at a men's fitness magazine; Darren helps Abi write a letter to Ben; Christian assures Syed that he'd never cheat on him; Patrick struggles to write his eulogy for Denise and he's upset when he finds a note in Denise's handwriting; Tamwar tells Zainab exactly what he thinks of her when she suggests that he burn a box of his brother's belongings; and Jordan's upset by Abi's comments about Ben.

Despite the huge weight being lifted off her shoulders, a distraught Ronnie feels embarrassed by her admission. A bemused Glenda looks on as Roxy protests that her father wouldn't ever do such a barbaric thing. Comforted by Peggy and Glenda, Ronnie goes on to recount the incident. Having heard enough, Roxy lashes out. Peggy and Glenda drag Roxy into the back to calm her down and there, Roxy admits that she's known for months but refused to believe it as Glenda would surely have known if it were true. Talking with Jack, Glenda asks if he believes Ronnie's claim and as he's about to answer, Ronnie appears and asks the same question.

Jack explains to Ronnie how he didn't want to believe that she'd suffered such abuse as a child and promises never to let anyone hurt her ever again. Ronnie breaks down in Jack's arms, leaving Glenda feeling isolated once again. Desperate to show her affection, Glenda insists that she'll always be there for her, before hinting that she doesn't think Peggy believes her. Enraged by the suggestion, Ronnie bolts downstairs and shouts at Peggy to listen to her - she needs to prove that she's not lying. Peggy, however, dismisses her as a liar and orders her out of the pub. Glenda, meanwhile, revels in the family crisis. What's she up to?

Inside Kim shouts at Patrick, telling him to be more supportive of the girls, suggesting they should come away with her.
Meanwhile, Patrick begins clearing up the house in a bid to distract himself from recent events. Libby, however, becomes upset by his actions as he's throwing away some of her mother's belongings. Libby asks Lucas to stop Patrick but he allows him to continue. Jordan, however, suggests that everything that's happened with his mother Trina and now Denise is his fault and suggests that he's not a good enough Christian. Kim arrives and tries to comfort Libby, while Patrick heads over to see Jim. Talking with Lucas, Kim suggests that Denise killed herself because he made her unhappy. After a heart-to-heart with Jim, Patrick returns home and is confronted by Kim about his lack of support. Patrick, however, insists that he wants his house back. Lucas, meanwhile, asks God for forgiveness.

Elsewhere, Libby becomes upset when Patrick starts tidying away Denise's belongings; Masood demands that Tamwar apologise to his mother; wanting to know more about the Muslim faith, Christian asks Syed what it means to him; Abi's dressed to impress and delights when she interrupts Darren's date with Jodie; Tamwar sees Christian arrive at mosque; Masood's incredulous when he spots Christian at mosque; and Christian apologises to Syed for going to his mosque and despite reprimanding him, Syed admits that he loves him for it. Get the Inside Soap magazine on your iPhone or iPad

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