Episode 4469

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Olympic coverage hasn’t shoved EastEnders out of the schedules completely, but it has nudged it from BBC1 to BBC2. Not that it’s suddenly got highbrow...

Having discovered her mother’s secret, Tanya is determined to extract the full story from Cora who, unusually for a woman apparently hewn from granite, actually sheds
a tear. In fact, emotions are running high all over the Square: Lola’s upset by gossip, Masood is forced to make a sacrifice for his family and, fed up of being constantly questioned about Ian, Lucy devises a plan to take her mind off things. It’s one that’s going to have a startling conclusion.

About this programme

Tanya grills her mum for information about the sister she never knew existed, but Cora refuses to give anything away, leaving her daughter devastated. Lola cannot bear being kept apart from baby Lexi when she begins her community service, while Lucy arranges to do volunteer work in exchange for gig tickets, although Lauren and Whitney try to bail out after discovering it involves feeding the homeless. Zainab discovers Masood's ambition to become a teacher, presenting him with a dilemma, and Syed is furious with Christian when he suggests entering Yasmin into a bonny baby competition.

Cast and crew


Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Bobby Beale
Alex Francis
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Cora Cross
Ann Mitchell
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Ben Mitchell
Joshua Pascoe
Jay Mitchell
Jamie Borthwick
Billy Mitchell
Perry Fenwick
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Derek Branning
Jamie Foreman
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Joey Branning
David Witts
Christian Clarke
John Partridge
Syed Masood
Marc Elliott
Zainab Khan
Nina Wadia
Masood Ahmed
Nitin Ganatra
Ray Dixon
Chucky Venn
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Sasha Dixon
Rebecca Sanneh
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Anthony Moon
Matt Lapinskas
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb
Ricky Norwood
Whitney Dean
Shona McGarty
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Mo Harris
Laila Morse
Andrew Cotton
Ricky Grover
Imogen Slaughter
Kirstie Brough
Amanda Daniels
Dani Moseley
Les Coker
Roger Sloman
Gas engineer
David Mounfield


Ian White
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Pete Lawson