Episode 4876

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Phil has never been the most demonstrative of boyfriends. I mean, can you imagine what he writes in Valentine’s and birthday cards? Just “P” probably. And a small “x” if it’s a special anniversary. And yet he has women on his case the whole time.

Current partner Sharon is, of course, not in a position to get the most out of their relationship, as she’s lying in a hospital bed after being attacked. But Shirley has now stepped in to tell Phil exactly how she feels. Phil fans know that he and Shirl are meant to be together. But will the taciturn mechanic come to the same conclusion?

About this programme

Phil's mind is on Sharon, who is still in hospital after her attack, so the last thing he needs is Shirley trying to speak to him after her confession - but when she does finally find him at home, all she asks is that he be honest with her as well. Dean seems to be bonding with his family as the Carters help him move into his new salon - unaware he has different plans for the business. A few kind words from Lola prompt Ian to whisk Denise off to a wedding fair in Kent - only for car trouble to ruin his moment of spontaneity.

Cast and crew


Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Sharon Rickman
Letitia Dean
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Dean Wicks
Matt Di Angelo
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt


Nic Phillips
Executive Producer
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Matt Evans