Episode 4406



No one could accuse Shirley Carter of being overly maternal. After all, she abandoned her own two children when they were tiny. Yet she’s determined to look after little George Trott now that her best friend Heather is dead.

Phil reckons she should just enjoy the time she has left with him before social services or dad Darren takes him away, and for once he’s being sensible as well as selfish. George would have a miserable life with this sour-faced pair (it must be years since they last cracked a smile) and, anyway, just look at how Phil’s son Ben’s turned out. But grief-stricken Shirley isn’t being rational and makes an alarming proposal to Phil.


Shirley cannot cope with her grief for Heather and as she tries to cling to memories of her late friend, she is desperate for George to stay with her. Phil is hurt to see how much she is suffering, and tells her he would do anything to make it better - but is stunned by what she requests. Dot publicly apologises at the Vic for accusing Andrew, Jay bitterly notes that Ben seems to be coping well with his guilt, and Janine is suspicious when she sees the nursery equipment Billy has bought.

Cast & Crew

Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Dot Branning June Brown
Rose Cotton Polly Perkins
Andrew Cotton Ricky Grover
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Shenice Quinn Lily Harvey
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Maria de Costa Judy Browne
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Dr Curtis Michael Elwyn
DS Crisp Rufus Wright
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Afia Masood Meryl Fernandes
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber
Vicar Cornelius Booth
Director Gwennan Sage
Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Tom Higgins
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