Episode 4784

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Albert Square has never been a particularly cheery place at the start of a new year and 2014 looks like being no exception. Kat and Alfie are struggling to make ends meet after being chucked out of the Vic, Sharon is less than thrilled to find Carl’s bloodied mobile phone hidden amongst the crockery (come on, Phil – what were you thinking?) while Bianca’s in a thunderous mood with Carol and David.

However, Carol has more than a bad-tempered daughter to worry about. Despite her best efforts to avoid the issue, she resigns herself to collecting the results of her breast cancer tests. And, not that any viewer will be surprised, it’s not good news.

About this programme

Bianca is furious with her parents, leading to a family row - and things only get worse when David tricks Carol into going to the hospital to get her test results. However, she is not prepared for the shock that lies in store. Masood has arrived back from Pakistan but he is not alone, having brought back a surprise for Tamwar - his sister Shabnam, who soon makes it clear she doesn't approve of her father's girlfriend. Sharon realises she and Phil have to be honest with each other if their relationship is to work this time around - so when she finds Carl's blood-covered mobile in his cupboard, how will he explain himself? Shirley offers cash-strapped Alfie some work - but it's not strictly above board.

Cast and crew


Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Sonia Fowler
Natalie Cassidy
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Terry Spraggan
Terry Alderton
David Wicks
Michael French
Liam Butcher
James Forde
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Linda Carter
Kellie Bright
Mick Carter
Danny Dyer
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Tina Carter
Luisa Bradshaw-White
Johnny Carter
Sam Strike
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Sadie Young
Kate Magowan
Jake Stone
Jamie Lomas
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Jay Brown
Jamie Borthwick
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Shabnam Masood
Rakhee Thakrar
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
TJ Spraggan
George Sargeant
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Rebecca Fowler
Jasmine Armfield
Bella Young
Isobelle Molloy
Dennis Rickman
Harry Hickles
Rosie Spraggan
Jerzey Swingler
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Mr Rana
Ravi Aujla
Thomas Aldridge


Dominic Keavey
Executive Producer
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Richard Davidson