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Episode 4690

Episode 4690

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Review

It’s Jim Branning’s 80th birthday so why not throw a party he can’t attend and, even better, get a recovering alcoholic to organise it? Dot’s not impressed. Quite rightly she thinks Jim’s relatives should be visiting him, not toasting him in his absence. But the celebrations do give Lauren the chance to talk to Joey and it seems that there’s a chance they could rekindle their romance. There are a few obstacles to overcome as the week goes on, though: her discovery that he slept with Whitney and the flattering attentions of Jake (Jamie Lomas, bad boy Warren Fox in Hollyoaks), a guy she meets at her first counselling session.

Summary

Lauren decides to throw a surprise party in honour of Jim's 80th birthday, but becomes paranoid as the guests dodge the alcohol in her presence, while Carol, Max and Jack are made to feel guilty when Dot confronts them about never visiting their father. Whitney starts work back at the community centre, where she has her hands full with Dennis, and Roxy receives a phone call, although she is forced to end it quickly when Jack arrives. Janine smugly tells Michael that she and Danny are an item - but is everything as it seems?

Cast & Crew

Max Branning Jake Wood
Carl White Daniel Coonan
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Kirsty Branning Kierston Wareing
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Danny Pennant Gary Lucy
AJ Ahmed Phaldut Sharma
Sadie Young Kate Magowan
Dot Branning June Brown
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Joey Branning David Witts
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Ava Hartman Clare Perkins
Sam James Cornell S John
Jake Stone Jamie Lomas
Dennis Rickman Harry Hickles
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Bobby Beale Rory Stroud
Mary Jenny Jules
Adam Ben Wigzell
Colin Bob Golding
Police officer Derek Ezenagu
Director Rupert Such
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Writer Richard Lazarus
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