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Jack tries to connect with his son Richard

Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) continues to try and reconnect with his son Richard ‘Ricky’ Mitchell, next week on EastEnders.

Richard’s mum Sam Mitchell abandoned him in Walford shortly after her brief return for Peggy’s funeral and, since then, Jack has been on a mission to connect with his long-lost son.

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/07/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 28/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September  2016 - 5323 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19th JULY, 2016* ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jack tries to get through to Richard. Jack Branning (SCOTT MASLEN), Richard Mitchell (HENRI KIRKHAM) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

In scenes set to air next week, Jack sits his son down on the sofa and tries to connect with him – but will his plan work?

WARNING: Embargoed for publication until 00:00:01 on 19/07/2016 - Programme Name: EastEnders - July - September 2016 - TX: 28/07/2016 - Episode: EastEnders July - September  2016 - 5323 (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: *STRICTLY NOT FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL 00:01HRS, TUESDAY 19th JULY, 2016* ***FORTNIGHTLIES PLEASE DO NOT USE (SOAP LIFE AND ALL ABOUT SOAP) Jack tries to get through to Richard. Jack Branning (SCOTT MASLEN), Richard Mitchell (HENRI KIRKHAM) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Jack Barnes
© BBC / Jack Barnes

EastEnders airs these scenes on Thursday, 28 July at 7:30pm on BBC One.

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