Episode 4909

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Patrick is making great progress since he suffered a stroke, although it may be some time before we see him propping up the bar at the Vic, waving a glass of rum around and saying, “Yeah, mon,” every five minutes. In fact, if Ian Beale has his way, we’ll never see that again. He’s determined that as soon as Patrick is released from hospital he should be put in a home, where he won’t be able to tell Denise about Ian’s little Rainie-shaped secret. Nice one, Ian.

Meanwhile, after Abi’s bad news last week (something she’s kept from her family), the teenager is despairing about her future prospects.

About this programme

Omnibus. Ian is concerned by the good progress Patrick is making and decides to accompany Denise on a visit to the hospital. After Denise speaks to a doctor and finds out that he'll be able to come home, the restaurateur comes up with a plan to keep Patrick away from the Square - he quickly convinces Kim and Anthony that he would be better off in a nursing home. Jay makes Abi a promise but their plans look unlikely after Max puts his foot down at a celebration meal for his daughter, putting a dampener not only on the family dinner but also Dot's idea to invite Charlie. After a word of advice from Carol, Whitney decides to change her mind about how things are progressing with Lee. Sharing her thoughts with her friend, Lauren then admits that she spent the night with Dean - but is the hairdresser being completely honest with her about his feelings - not forgetting Linda?

Cast and crew


Dot Branning
June Brown
Charlie Cotton
Declan Bennett
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Peter Beale
Ben Hardy
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Jay Brown
Jamie Borthwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Dean Wicks
Matt Di Angelo
Johnny Carter
Sam Strike
Linda Carter
Kellie Bright
Mick Carter
Danny Dyer
Lee Carter
Danny-Boy Hatchard
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Max Branning
Jake Wood
DC Emma Summerhayes
Anna Acton
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Shabnam Masood
Rakhee Thakrar
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Rainie Cross
Tanya Franks
Kim Fox-Hubbard
Tameka Empson
Donna Yates
Lisa Hammond
Pam Coker
Lin Blakley
Yvonne Cotton
Pauline McLynn
Lily Branning
Aine Garvey
Nurse Christine Lewis
Janet Walker


Dominic Keavey
Executive Producer
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Steph Lloyd Jones
Daran Little
Matt Evans