Episode 4465

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

It’s not the first time EastEnders has been broadcast live, but the live sequence being inserted into tonight’s double bill is also highly topical. It shows Billy Mitchell proudly carrying the Olympic torch through Walford, which, as RT reported last week, means a tense seven minutes for actor Perry Fenwick, who’s just hoping he doesn’t drop it.

Even if his fears are unfounded, there’s plenty of other drama. Lola goes into labour, but refuses to go to hospital in case they take her baby; Kat’s still playing away (and we’re not talking football); and Lucy is petrified when the bailiffs knock.

About this programme

Billy's big day arrives as the Olympic torch begins to make its journey through Walford and he bores his family with endless tales of the relay route. But then Alfie persuades him to play football, which proves to be a huge mistake as the team gets delayed on the way home, leaving him in danger of missing his moment of glory. Back in the Square, Lola panics when her waters break and refuses to accept she is in labour, while Cora struggles to admit her feelings for Patrick. Continues at 9.00pm.

Cast and crew


Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Anthony Moon
Matt Lapinskas
Tyler Moon
Tony Discipline
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Syed Masood
Marc Elliott
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Shirley Carter
Linda Henry
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman
Rudolph Walker
Denise Fox
Diane Parish
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Tamwar Masood
Himesh Patel
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Bobby Beale
Alex Francis
Janine Butcher
Charlie Brooks
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Carolyn Jones


Clive Arnold
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Matt Evans