Episode 4768

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Ah, Christmas: a time for families to put their differences behind them. Unless, that is, they live in Albert Square, in which case it’s time for some screaming matches and attempted murder. If you haven’t seen yesterday’s episode, do not read on because David’s diabolical plan to blackmail Janine comes to a head over the next few days.

Janine is desperate to find David’s recording of her admission she killed Michael and it’s clear she’ll do anything to silence him. But is paying him off the most effective way to do it? Meanwhile, Carol’s off to her hospital appointment without telling anyone why she’s going. And it’s the day of Alice’s hearing.

About this programme

A defiant David resists Janine's plea to drop his blackmail plan, prompting her to take an extreme course of action, and Joey is optimistic as Alice's hearing arrives. The consultant expresses concern over Carol's hospital tests, leaving her convinced that she has cancer, while Bianca is furious when Nikki gatecrashes a family outing to Santa's grotto. The punters are out in force as Alfie and Kat bid an emotional farewell to the Queen Vic, Jake and Lauren meet outside the pub - unaware they have been spotted - and Abi and Poppy find Dot cowering in her home. Meanwhile, Lola and Peter consider telling their families about their relationship at the big Christmas Day dinner.

Cast and crew


Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
David Wicks
Michael French
Joey Branning
David Witts
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Nikki Spraggan
Rachel Wilde
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Jake Stone
Jamie Lomas
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Dot Branning
June Brown
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Peter Beale
Ben Hardy


Nic Phillips
Executive Producer
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Daisy Coulam

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