The Brannings start 2013 in mourning as they lay Derek to rest following his Christmas Day demise.
Viewers will see Derek’s funeral at the beginning of the new year, but it seems that there are mixed emotions as regards his death. Carol is incensed by the fact that Derek kept hidden a letter sent to her by David Wicks, while Cora delivers a blunt eulogy at the church that expresses what the family all thought of the recently deceased.
But it’s Joey who causes most concern when he runs out of the church after his grief proves to be overwhelming. After breaking down in front of Alice, he reveals a secret that sends her reeling. But what could it be that’s causing him such distress? Find out in episodes set to air on Friday 4 January at 8pm and 9pm on BBC1.