Behind the Scenes

Adam Woodyatt and Gillian Taylforth film Ian and Kathy’s reunion

Following on from Adam Woodyatt filming Ian Beale’s suicide attempt, it looks as though Jane manages to talk Ian out of it and, just as the couple share a hug, Ian is shocked to the core to see that his ‘dead’ mum, Kathy, is alive and well!

When Ian comes off the bridge, he hugs his wife Jane. Suddenly, Kathy turns up in what appears to be Phil’s Range Rover to after discovering his plan to  jump.

© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron
© BBC / Kieron McCarron

UPDATE: In the episode set straight after these scenes, it looks like Ian faints after the shock of seeing his mother for the first time in over a decade!

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

In more behind the scenes pictures, Laurie Brett (who plays Jane is seen reading over some of her lines and Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Sullivan) is seen catching up with her on-screen son Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale).

 

© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

Catching up: The pair have 15 years worth of gossip to catch up on!


EastEnders continues tonight at 7:30pm on BBC One and BBC One HD.

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