Episode 4541



With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, Albert Square is teeming with happy folk dispensing goodwill and joy to all. No, not really! It’s traditionally the most miserable time of the year in Walford and 2012 is no exception. Alfie’s anxiously checking up on Kat’s every move; Bianca’s struggling to provide for her kids; Derek’s pressuring Max and antagonising everyone else; and Ben is sentenced for Heather’s murder.

Remarkably, Phil actually shows a smidgen of remorse about his son, but no sooner is the sentence out of his mouth than he spots a familiar figure. She always looks angry, but this time she looks incandescent with rage.


Ben and Jay have their day in court and after their sentences are handed down the Mitchells arrive back in the Square, where a surprise visitor awaits. Shirley's back - and she isn't happy. Alfie returns from Germany, but his good mood is dampened when Jean jokes about Kat receiving a call from her lover. Bianca heads to the salon to continue her trial, only to discover Lola is doing the same, while Patrick makes Cora think about the importance of family.

Cast & Crew

Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Joey Branning David Witts
Lucy Beale Hetti Bywater
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Liam Butcher James Forde
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Ava Hartman Clare Perkins
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Morgan Butcher Devon Higgs
Dave Luke Hamill
Director Tim Mercier
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Writer Rob Gittins
see more