EastEnders: Dot Branning Red Button special – trailer

The 15-minute episode marks June Brown's first appearance as the Walford stalwart since May 2012


This Friday sees EastEnders favourite Dot Branning (June Brown) making her return in a 15-minute BBC Red Button special. 


In Dorothy Branning: the Next Chapter, viewers will see granddaughter Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald) leave the East End on a mission to seek out Dot following her prolonged absence. But why has she stayed away from Walford for so long? And why won’t she come home?

This project marks the first sighting of Dot since May last year. She was last seen leaving Albert Square in order to visit her granddaughter Dotty following the death of Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison).

Actress Brown, 85, took a sabbatical from the soap in order to write her memoirs and front the BBC documentary Respect Your Elders, which was broadcast in August.


Following the Red Button special, which will be made available following Friday’s episode of EastEnders on BBC1, Brown will make a full return to EastEnders. To find out what she’ll up to in her first week back, click here.