Episode 4766

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Although Joey has been making a good effort at seducing the truth out of Janine, he just doesn’t have the machiavellian skills needed to outwit her. But David Wicks does. Having inveigled his way into Janine’s home, he slyly continues to manipulate his stepsister, reassuring her that she can always talk to him about Michael. She doesn’t seem to have worked out that when he smiles that funny little half-smile, he’s up to something.

Shirley’s up to something, too. After a visit to brother Mick she cryptically announces to her sister Tina that “2014 is going to be one hell of a year”. Now why would that be?

About this programme

David's plot to get the truth from Janine takes an unexpected turn when he persuades her to visit Pat's grave, only for him to be the one who breaks down. Shirley heads off to see a ghost of Christmas past, while the reality of losing the Vic hits Alfie hard, but Kat is on top of the world, telling him this is their chance to make a fresh start. The local pensioners head to the community centre for Dot's OAP Christmas party - only to see no sign of the organiser, who is still hiding at home, traumatised by the recent burglary. Lola and Peter continue to meet in secret, but are caught out when Billy finds them in a state of undress in the back room of the launderette.

Cast and crew


David Wicks
Michael French
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Peter Beale
Ben Hardy
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick


Nic Phillips
Executive Producer
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Laura Poliakoff

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