Episode 4418

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

What is it about Walford that draws people back to it over and over again? It can’t be the sunny disposition of its residents or its fantastic job opportunities. Yet some people just can’t keep away. In the summer (look away now if you don’t want to know) Sharon and Kat return, but for now it’s the turn of Mandy’s mum Lorraine. A woman of such inherent evil she makes Mandy look like an angel, Lorraine claims she’s back because she’s unwell. I think we knew that.

Meanwhile, Jay’s delight that he can move in with Shirley is short-lived when he realises whose old flat she’s renting. And Michael gets deeper into debt over Janine’s wedding plans – on the plus side, Jack agrees to be his best man.

About this programme

Mandy is shocked when Lorraine turns up in the Square, claiming to be seriously ill - but Ian refuses to give her any sympathy. Jay asks to move in with Shirley, but is horrified to discover the location of her new home. Derek sets about trying to solve Carol's problems, Jack is perturbed by the number of lies in Michael and Janine's relationship, while Roxy moves out of the Mitchells' house - and into the Vic.

Cast and crew


Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Tanya Jessop
Jo Joyner
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Mandy Salter
Nicola Stapleton
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Anthony Moon
Matt Lapinskas
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Dot Branning
June Brown
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Lorraine Stevens
Victoria Alcock
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Shenice Quinn
Lily Harvey
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Bobby Beale
Alex Francis
Nick Haverson
Debt collector
John-Henry Keating


John Greening
Executive Producer
Bryan Kirkwood
Lauren Klee