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Episode 4390

Episode 4390

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Review

The apple, they say, never falls far from the tree. And that’s certainly true in the case of Ben Mitchell. When he first arrived in Albert Square, traumatised by the sudden death of his mum in South Africa, he was a sweet, shy kid who loved musicals. But a few years living with dad Phil Mitchell has changed him for ever. He’s not only sticking to his (untrue) story that Phil pushed Stella off a rooftop but has started plotting revenge on Shirley, too.
Although Ian shares Ben’s pleasure at the thought of Walford being a Mitchell-free zone, even he is shocked when he realises how far Ben will go to achieve it.

Summary

Shirley discovers how much Phil is suffering in prison, and visits Ian to ask him to speak to Ben. However, he turns her away - but she reacts by smashing her way into his house, and makes it clear that she will not take no for an answer. Tanya nervously visits the hospital for her MRI scan, accompanied by Max, while Rose is suspicious when she hears Dot telephoning the bank.

Cast & Crew

Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison
Andrew Cotton Ricky Grover
Rose Cotton Polly Perkins
Dot Branning June Brown
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Tanya Jessop Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Max Branning Jake Wood
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Tiffany Butcher Maisie Smith
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Shenice Quinn Lily Harvey
Ritchie Scott Sian Webber
DCI Marsden Sophie Stanton
Alex Michael Vivian
Radiographer Lynsey-Anne Moffat
Director Nigel Douglas
Executive Producer Bryan Kirkwood
Writer Rob Gittins
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