Episode 4879

Radio Times
Review by:
David Brown

Aleks, the eccentric market inspector, arouses suspicion when Alfie finds him up to something on his laptop. The rest of us have been suspicious about him ever since he turned up looking like he’d parachuted in from 1986. What is it with that bouncy hair and those aviator shades? You half expect the sound of Berlin’s Take My Breath Away to accompany his every step.

In other news, Johnny is packing his bags and leaving after the Carters’ karaoke night results in a row with mum Linda. Well, it makes a change from Stan being constantly turfed out of the Vic.

About this programme

The Carters gather to support Dean at the grand opening of his salon, although Shirley is only looking after number one when she uses the opportunity to solve her cash-flow problem. Johnny is furious with his mother when she visits his university lecturer in the desperate hope of getting his exam results changed, while Alfie finds himself in trouble with Aleks, and then stumbles across something the market manager would rather he kept quiet. Mick tries swimming yet again, only for his fears to get the better of him, and Tina is in the doghouse with Tosh once more.

Cast and crew


Dean Wicks
Matt Di Angelo
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Johnny Carter
Sam Strike
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Aleks Shirovs
Kristian Kiehling
Mick Carter
Danny Dyer
Tina Carter
Luisa Bradshaw-White
Fiona `Tosh' Mackintosh
Rebecca Scroggs


Lance Kneeshaw
Executive Producer
Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Matthew Barry