Episode 4390

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

The apple, they say, never falls far from the tree. And that’s certainly true in the case of Ben Mitchell. When he first arrived in Albert Square, traumatised by the sudden death of his mum in South Africa, he was a sweet, shy kid who loved musicals. But a few years living with dad Phil Mitchell has changed him for ever. He’s not only sticking to his (untrue) story that Phil pushed Stella off a rooftop but has started plotting revenge on Shirley, too.
Although Ian shares Ben’s pleasure at the thought of Walford being a Mitchell-free zone, even he is shocked when he realises how far Ben will go to achieve it.

About this programme

Shirley discovers how much Phil is suffering in prison, and visits Ian to ask him to speak to Ben. However, he turns her away - but she reacts by smashing her way into his house, and makes it clear that she will not take no for an answer. Tanya nervously visits the hospital for her MRI scan, accompanied by Max, while Rose is suspicious when she hears Dot telephoning the bank.

Cast and crew


Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Mandy Salter
Nicola Stapleton
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Heather Trott
Cheryl Fergison
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Rose Cotton
Polly Perkins
Dot Branning
June Brown
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Tanya Jessop
Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Shenice Quinn
Lily Harvey
Ritchie Scott
Sian Webber
DCI Marsden
Sophie Stanton
Michael Vivian
Lynsey-Anne Moffat


Nigel Douglas
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Rob Gittins