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Following the announcement that Jaime Winstone would play a young Peggy Mitchell in a special upcoming episode of EastEnders, a first look image has been released.

The special episode centred around the Mitchell family will air on Monday 5th September at 7.30pm on BBC One. Set in the winter of 1979, viewers will be transported to a time when the Mitchells were hit hard by a Britain in economic turmoil.

Peggy has her hands full, between keeping the boys, Sam and the household in line whilst her marriage to Eric is showing its cracks. And tension rises between Phil and Eric as they both vie for the title of man of the house.

Elsewhere, Archie is up to his usual tricks as Glenda does her best to keep the lively Ronnie and Roxy out of trouble.

As present-day Phil grapples with growing pressure from DCI Keeble, EastEnders fans will take a journey back to his youth where clues to his present will undoubtedly be revealed.

This unravelling of the Mitchells’ chequered past marks the beginning of a tumultuous journey for Phil as he is forced to confront some long-forgotten truths. How will revelations about the past influence Phil’s ability to protect his family in 2022?

The episodes will also feature characters from EastEnders history that have never been seen on screen before such as Peggy’s husband Eric, played by George Rosso, Billy Mitchell’s older brother Charlie, played by Charlie Heptinstall and their father Stephen, played by Dean Roberts.

Also joining the cast are Daniel Delaney as Phil, Teddy Jay as Grant, Henry Garrett as Archie, Rose Reynolds as Glenda and George Greenland as Billy.

EastEnders continues Mondays to Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One


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