Archie Mitchell is played by Gavin & Stacey star Larry Lamb
From the old school, Archie is not a man to be trifled with
Earlier, Ronnie and Peggy track Roxy down… to a posh mansion in Dorset
Seems Archie is the only person the headstrong Mitchell will listen to
Peggy is charmed by Archie’s sensitive concern about his daughters
But is the charm anything more than skin deep?
Ronnie doesn’t think so. In fact, she lays into her hated father
So Archie tells her a few home truths. Like the baby she had at 14 died soon after he had her adopted!
Ronnie tries to make Roxy see how their dad’s a bad’un
But Archie’s little princess just can’t see it
So we’re at the fairground – but where’s the fun?
‘Roxy – you’ve got to come back and face up to fings’
Roxy, though, won’t – and tries to escape her troubles in a bottle of vodka
Not the best idea when you three months pregnant!
Who should then turn up but the baby’s daddy. Sean’s trailed Peggy all the way from Walford
‘What the hell are you playing at?’
Sean rips the bottle off Roxy
When an onlooker takes exception to Sean’s approach, he suffers the consequences
‘You? Raise a kid with you?! You must be barmy!’
But her return ushers in the square’s latest hardman. Phil, Jack and Sean better be on their guards!
Archie arrives in BBC1’s EastEnders on Monday, July 7