Episode 4406

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

No one could accuse Shirley Carter of being overly maternal. After all, she abandoned her own two children when they were tiny. Yet she’s determined to look after little George Trott now that her best friend Heather is dead.

Phil reckons she should just enjoy the time she has left with him before social services or dad Darren takes him away, and for once he’s being sensible as well as selfish. George would have a miserable life with this sour-faced pair (it must be years since they last cracked a smile) and, anyway, just look at how Phil’s son Ben’s turned out. But grief-stricken Shirley isn’t being rational and makes an alarming proposal to Phil.

About this programme

Shirley cannot cope with her grief for Heather and as she tries to cling to memories of her late friend, she is desperate for George to stay with her. Phil is hurt to see how much she is suffering, and tells her he would do anything to make it better - but is stunned by what she requests. Dot publicly apologises at the Vic for accusing Andrew, Jay bitterly notes that Ben seems to be coping well with his guilt, and Janine is suspicious when she sees the nursery equipment Billy has bought.

Cast and crew


Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Dot Branning
June Brown
Rose Cotton
Polly Perkins
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Shenice Quinn
Lily Harvey
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Maria de Costa
Judy Browne
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Dr Curtis
Michael Elwyn
DS Crisp
Rufus Wright
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Mandy Salter
Nicola Stapleton
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Afia Masood
Meryl Fernandes
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Ritchie Scott
Sian Webber
Cornelius Booth


Gwennan Sage
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Tom Higgins