Episode 4450

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Having brought her wedding celebrations to an abrupt end by going into premature labour before she’d even cut the cake, an understandably emotional Janine wakes up in hospital desperate to see her baby daughter. Now, having Janine and Michael as your parents is a bad enough start in life, but this poor little mite is also very ill indeed, so there’s a very big question mark hanging over her incubator as to whether or not she will survive.

You might hope that this crisis would jolt Michael into thinking about someone else for a change but, just when he seems to have softened and started to bond with his child, he disappoints us again.

About this programme

Michael waits with Janine in the hospital as their newborn baby daughter clings to life in an incubator - but panics when Jean arrives unexpectedly. Derek and Joey's old grievances re-emerge, while heartbroken Jay takes out his frustrations on one of Max's cars.

Cast and crew


Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Joey Branning
David Witts
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Ricky Butcher
Sid Owen
Diane Butcher
Sophie Lawrence
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Bobby Beale
Alex Francis
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Syed Masood
Marc Elliott
Anthony Moon
Matt Lapinskas
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Sasha Dixon
Rebecca Sanneh
Rev Stevens
Michael Keating
Lisa Greenwood
Terry Willis
Tristram Wymark
Helen Roberts
Martine Brown
PC Heathcote
Jack Pierce


John Greening
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Daisy Coulam