Episode 4658

Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Dark rings under her eyes, nausea, the shakes and itchy skin, not to mention longing glances at the pub and nearest off licence: it’s pretty clear that Lauren is an alcoholic. Yet dad Max is adamant she’s just coming down with a virus and will be fine. Come on, Max, wake up and smell the coffee ... or rather the empty booze bottles.

Meanwhile, Bianca gives Carol the letter written by David Wicks that Ian found in a box in Derek’s old lock-up. Carol is fairly dismissive about what David says, but Bianca’s pretty certain a scribbled phone number tucked away in the box will help her find him. Bad idea, Bianca.

About this programme

As Lauren wakes up at Max's with yet another hangover, Kirsty finally gets through to her husband about his daughter's alcoholism. Bianca hands Carol the letter given to her by Peter Beale, giving them hope they might be able to find David Wicks. However, when they ask Ian why he had the document in the first place, he is forced to show them Derek's box - prompting Bianca to make a phone call she may live to regret. Ava is secretly hurt when Sam tells her he will be leaving Walford soon.

Cast and crew


Lucy Beale
Hetti Bywater
Lauren Branning
Jacqueline Jossa
Max Branning
Jake Wood
Kirsty Branning
Kierston Wareing
Carl White
Daniel Coonan
Ian Beale
Adam Woodyatt
Peter Beale
Ben Hardy
Jean Slater
Gillian Wright
Tanya Cross
Jo Joyner
Abi Branning
Lorna Fitzgerald
Carol Jackson
Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher
Patsy Palmer
Dot Branning
June Brown
Jack Branning
Scott Maslen
Michael Moon
Steve John Shepherd
Joey Branning
David Witts
Alice Branning
Jasmyn Banks
Kat Moon
Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon
Shane Richie
Ava Hartman
Clare Perkins
Roxy Mitchell
Rita Simons
Dexter Hartman
Khali Best
Sam James
Cornell S John
Kim Fox
Tameka Empson
Phil Mitchell
Steve McFadden
Jay Brown
Jamie Borthwick
Lola Pearce
Danielle Harold
Poppy Meadow
Rachel Bright
Morgan Butcher
Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher
Maisie Smith
Huw Parmenter
Rev Stevens
Michael Keating
Nurse Annabel
Lisa Greenwood
Glen Davies


Piotr Szkopiak
Executive Producer
Lorraine Newman
Jeff Povey