4pm - 5pm
4.02 Sue states that they make actual lines; 'we're all going to be seen going into the house' and they try and work out who's going to be where for the scenes, particularly the end scene which will show them missing or not missing Goldie. 'I think that should be the end scene' says Melinda as she makes a cup of tea, and Les runs through the progression of the various scenes. 'Should 'Sue' already be at the door smoking a cigarette?', says Mark, and Anne states that he'll break away from 'Melinda's incessant make-up.
4.04 They continue to work out who will appear in various scenes, with Melinda providing a recap as Mark wonders how Sue will get from the diary room to the patio door; BB calls Sue to the diary room as Melinda puts on Mark's hat to go with her fringe wig. 'You look like Faye Dunaway', Anne tells her as Melinda tries to perfect Mark's walk; 'put a bit more swing in it', Les encourages her as Anne states that Mark walks like a 'womble'.
4.06 Melinda states that she 'sways' when she walks and walks quite camply; 'you bounce a lot' says Mark, and Les dashes around the sofa to simulate Melinda taking a 'napski'. He clears his throat as Melinda tries to find her starting position, and then wonders how Anne walks; 'I'll give you my dressing gown', Anne tells Melinda as she wonders whether to wear the sunglasses that Anne has been wearing occasionally. Mark suggests she just wear her sleeveless puffa jacket instead, and Melinda mentions that she's confused about the order of the scenes.
4.09 Mark suggests that he pass a knife to Melinda as Goldie, while Les tells her where Sue will walk to; he sits down on the sofa as Anne has a lie down on the sofa. 'This madness has gone on long enough now', she says as they all wait for Sue to get back; Melinda tries to perfect Les's Scouse accent, and wonders what time they have to do their dress rehearsal, with Mark telling her 'six o'clock'.
4.11 'I like to lounge a lot', says Melinda as Les wonders how he'll get breasts for his costume; 'we'll put a couple of wigs down your dressing gown', Melinda tells him as Les wonders if he could cut the blonde wig down a little as 'it's too long'.
4.15 Sue is still in the diary room as Melinda gives Les his 'bosoms'; he has cut down his wig, and Anne tells Les that he looks 'very good'. 'All these years dressing up as Mavis', states Les to himself, but he refuses to do an impression of her even though Anne and Mark want to hear it; Melinda puts her spotted pyjamas on Les, who wonders if his breasts will fall out. Mark wonders if Les could wear a bra as he models his costume, and Les states that his breasts are unusable as Mark lends Melinda his boots and jeans.
4.18 Mark laughs as Melinda poses in his style, and Les imitates Melinda asking if anyone wants tea or coffee as Melinda herself tries to hone Mark's accent; Mark puts on Anne's dressing gown and red puffa jacket before adjusting his wig, while Les admires his appearance in the mirror. 'I wonder if Sue'll mind me borrowing one of her cigarettes', Mark asks as Melinda puts on the 'Sue' wig and her parka; 'I'm just trying on Sue for size', she tells Mark as he himself wonders what the chickens should do in the soap.
4.21 Les wonders if there's a line that Sue could say playing Les in the diary room, to trigger off a song; 'we'll get into trouble for singing a [commercial] song though', he remembers before taking off his 'Melinda' wig, and Mark states that he might perform Melinda's little celebration which she displayed last night after getting her questions right. Mark is asked the time, and states that it's ten past four; he shouts to Sue to borrow one of her cigarettes, and takes one anyway after getting no reply. Anne continues to lay down on the sofa.
4.23 Mark puts Sue's cigarettes back, and asks Les to help him put the chickens away once he'd had a shave; Les goes into the bathroom and begins to apply shaving cream to his face and neck, while Sue returns from the diary room stating that he's been informed what'll be happening tonight if he goes. 'I should've done it in the style of Les', Melinda tells her.
4.25 Les begins to shave, as Sue joins Mark for a cigarette; she asks Anne how she's feeling, and she states that she's fine on such a 'crazy day'. 'That BB is lovely', Sue states, and mentions that no-one at all knows who will win until half past nine, which reassured her as she thought she'd be going after getting called first; 'I forgot to think about the interview when I came in', Melinda states as Sue wonders what she'll say if she goes.
4.27 Sue says that she's 'ready to go' and gets a lump in the throat when she has a heart-to-heart with BB 'as it's like therapy', which Anne sympathises with; 'the whole thing is designed to lull you into a false sense of security', Anne says before Sue calls her 'cynical - maybe there's a whole lot of love in there', she states before she hugs Melinda and Les.
4.31 Sue says that she doesn't care about how she'll be perceived by the millions of people watching, and Les mentions that he's worried about compromises other people's privacy before Anne states that she wouldn't let anyone say anything libellous or suchlike; Les takes himself outside to join Mark in gathering up the chickens as Sue states that she's 'not thinking about it anymore' before mentioning that she was hurt by thinking about the lack of protection her loved ones would've got.
4.33 Melinda states that her friends would've been empathised with Sue's predicament, but Sue states that she doesn't want them to be 'dragged through the pain'; 'I don't know what's been dragged up', she says before mentioning that she's never had 'red top exposure', which is quite scary. 'You'll be fine - you don't have to read it', Melinda tells her, before Sue states that she doesn't read them anyway; 'are we gonna do this sitcom or not?', she asks.
4.35 'Let's get our lines sorted so we're not crossing over people', says Les as Sue mentions that she'll plea to BB for 'anything containing sugar', even asking for a bag of sugar as 'I might go to coma if Davina interviews me if I don't have any'; she finishes her speech straight into the camera, but states that the reward for their task may come after she has left.
4.37 Sue states that tonight's dinner will be 'a combination of rice and cheese', as she comforts Anne for not having any tea; 'Mel'll be there roaring with laughter', Sue states before mentioning that she'll ask her if it's all gone 'judd' and mentioning the story behind said codeword. She also tells Mark to be on 'top form' if he'll be playing Anne at Connect 4, before Les mentions that they work out their lines.
4.39 Sue's as 'Les' will be 'I can't believe we're gonna nominate in five days - it's a set up', while Melinda's as 'Mark' will be 'anyone want some tea?'. Anne's as Sue will be asking Melinda to make her up, while Mark says that they'll follow her in with teas; 'we don't want to make it look staged though', says Les as he states that he'll get under the quilt as 'Melinda', which is still being sewn by 'Anne'. Hope you're keeping up with all this...
4.42 Sue clarifies how long the 'diary room' will be used for, and they change the scene for Anne to speak as BB; Les suggests that she sings 'I've Got You Under My Skin' as BB to 'Les' while Sue wonders what they could use as filler before suggesting to 'Sue' that she play Connect 4 on her own. They have a run through of all their lines...
4.44 Mark tells Anne to sing and fill time during the soap, which gives Sue time to get out and change into Goldie, and Les wonders where he'll sleep before Sue organises where Anne as 'Sue' will supposed to be. Melinda wonders where she is; she's told to 'meditate' rather than 'washing up'; 'just turn up cleaning everywhere' Mark tells her before everyone gets into position for a first rehearsal.
4.46 Sue and Anne rehearse the 'Les diary room' scene as everyone shifts position and Les gets under the quilt, which Mark as 'Anne' is still sewing; 'I still miss Goldie', says Anne as 'Sue', while the real Sue wonders who'll be saying that they miss Goldie, before popping up as Goldie to 'cut Les's head off' before they freeze frame. 'That's about one and a half minutes', says Mark and Sue states that they slow it down a bit before wondering if they should incorporate some extra scenes.
4.49 Anne sets the oven timer as Les tells her to stand a way away from the diary room as BB before they go into another rehearsal; Sue starts as 'Les' with his 'set-up' comment, while Les as 'Melinda' calls Sue 'a lovely, lovely woman', and Mark as Anne asks 'does anyone wants some bread?', before Melinda as 'Mark' meditates. They then 'round up the chickens' before Anne accidentally says 'I really miss Les', rather than Goldie.
4.52 The rehearsal draws to a close with the 'Goldie' scene, and the 'vacuum cleaner' codeward freezes everything; Anne states that it only lasts two minutes, and Les states that there were a lot of gaps. Anne mentions that they need to speak their lines 'more proclaimed' as she's called to the diary room; she gives Sue a hug as she goes, and they make an extra scene where Mark compliments Sue on her guitar playing.
4.54 Sue and Mark link the extra scene into the whole production as Sue states that she's so hungry she'll eat 'plain rice'; Sue also mentions that they could make something with the way she and Mark always go outside together to smoke, and they try to make an extra scene before Les clarifies what scenes he'll be doing. Melinda states that they should make a 'shot put with the loaf' scene, as Anne returns from the diary room; 'you got away scot free!', Sue tells her.
4.58 Anne is brought up to speed with the extra scenes, and Sue clarifies where everyone will be going; 'it's just all getting on the sofa at the end', Mark says before Sue tries to incorporate an extra 'Les' scene. She gives up and eats some plain rice straight from the pot.