Episode 4686

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

When it comes to glamorous women, EastEnders tends present them as tottering creatures swathed in leopard print, plastered in make-up so thick it could be used as stone-cladding and with luxuriant hair extensions that would make Rapunzel envious. So it’s a pleasant surprise to see that Sadie Young (Kate Magowan), the new owner of Booty, while undoubtedly glamorous, has none of the usual Walford attributes.

That said, she’s a tough businesswoman who will cause a stir among the Square’s other headstrong career women. Do you hear that sound? It’s Janine Butcher and Sharon Watts busily sharpening their claws in preparation for what may be a massive clash of wills.

About this programme

Max is back in Walford and is immediately forced to consider his future with Kirsty when she gives him an ultimatum. However, Carl is determined to win her back for himself, and quickly forms a plan. Poppy sees a group of workmen at the salon, only to discover one of them isn't quite what he seems, while Alfie needs to find Kat so he can tell her the wedding date before it is made public. Michael is furious when he sees his baby in Danny's arms, prompting him to ask ex-cop Jack to do a few background checks, and Whitney and Tyler decide to stay friends, only for him to change his mind - for the worst.

Cast and crew


Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Danny Pennant
Gary Lucy
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Kirsty Branning
Kierston Wareing
Carl White
Daniel Coonan
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Sadie Young
Kate Magowan
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Ava Hartman
Clare Perkins
Sam James
Cornell S John
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Joey Branning
David Witts
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
AJ Ahmed
Phaldut Sharma
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Billy Geraghty
Michael Lumsden


Nic Phillips
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Patrick Homes