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Episode 4881



For a while it looked like we ought to have sympathy for Ian Beale, what with all that horrible crying and despair. But normal service is resumed tonight when he sacks café-worker Tina on the spot, despite her doing absolutely nothing wrong. Maybe Phil was right all those weeks ago when he said that Ian was “still a weasel”.

There’s still little reason for smiles to be cracked at the Jackson/Butcher house as the day of Carol’s consultation dawns. With the family’s financial woes hanging over her head, Carol opts to have a single rather than a double mastectomy so she can get back to work more quickly. Let’s hope Ian treats her better than he does Tina.


Alfie gets lumbered with a load of ice-cream, although he is soon shifting it to his customers - only for Aleks to fine him for trading without the proper licence. Heading to the market manager's office, he again comes close to uncovering his secret and sets out to discover what he's hiding. Carol visits hospital to discuss her mastectomy, although Bianca is shocked by the decision she makes about her treatment. Tina is on her best behaviour ahead of her performance review with Ian, but it doesn't go the way she's hoped, and Johnny's mobile keeps buzzing with messages from a keen new love interest. Dean couldn't care less that Shirley has gone missing, while Nikki returns to Walford.

Cast & Crew

Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Sonia Fowler Natalie Cassidy
Liam Butcher James Forde
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Pam Coker Lin Blakley
Linda Carter Kellie Bright
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Aleks Shirovs Kristian Kiehling
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Shabnam Masood Rakhee Thakrar
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Terry Spraggan Terry Alderton
Nikki Spraggan Rachel Wilde
Donna Yates Lisa Hammond
Fiona `Tosh' Mackintosh Rebecca Scroggs
Tina Carter Luisa Bradshaw-White
Dean Wicks Matt Di Angelo
Mick Carter Danny Dyer
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Nancy Carter Maddy Hill
Johnny Carter Sam Strike
Charlie Cotton Declan Bennett
Dot Branning June Brown
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Peter Beale Ben Hardy
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Mr Turner Sean Blowers
Mr Frank Cavendish Simon Hepworth
Director Gill Wilkinson
Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Writer Marc Pye
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