Episode 4569



While viewers who gambled on Derek Branning being murdered on Christmas Day are still kicking themselves that they didn’t bet he’d die of natural causes, the Brannings are trying to adjust to life post-Derek.

As well as the fallout from the arrival of Max’s wife Kirsty (did anyone guess that was his secret?), Abi’s stressing about her imminent exams and Lauren’s horrified to see that her mum has missed a mysterious hospital appointment. Seeking comfort in the arms of Joey, she takes him off to Cora’s house knowing that they’ve got the place to themselves. Unfortunately just as things are getting steamy, Dot walks in the door. She’s not happy.


Kat and Bianca get stuck into their cleaning rota at the Vic, but things prove awkward with Roxy barking out orders - and all hell breaks loose when Kat finds Amy with one of Tommy's favourite toys. Masood tries to shield Zainab from the truth about Ayesha's crush, telling his fiery wife that her niece has fallen for Ray, while Dexter impresses Phil with his skills as a mechanic. Lauren is horrified to find a letter asking why Tanya didn't attend her last hospital appointment, and ends up hitting the bottle again - but even worse, when she and Joey get together later, they are unaware Dot has returned home.

Cast & Crew

Tanya Cross Jo Joyner
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Max Branning Jake Wood
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Dot Branning June Brown
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Joey Branning David Witts
Alice Branning Jasmyn Banks
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Zainab Khan Nina Wadia
Ayesha Rana Shivani Ghai
AJ Ahmed Phaldut Sharma
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Jay Mitchell Jamie Borthwick
Dexter Hartman Khali Best
Ava Hartman Clare Perkins
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Arthur `Fat Boy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Ray Dixon Chucky Venn
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Rashid Kayani Gurpreet Singh
Janie Rivers Lucy Black
Director Ian White
Executive Producer Lorraine Newman
Writer Matthew Barry
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