EastEnders: download our exclusive Carter family Christmas dinner picture

Danny Dyer's screen clan gather for the festive season in a brand-new Radio Times image

The Carters are coming to the new issue of Radio Times, with Danny Dyer’s screen family having taken part in an exclusive photo shoot.

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You can see by their faces that tensions will be running high in the Queen Vic this Christmas. And Dyer has been speaking about what happens in this year’s pivotal festive episodes as secrets are spilled about Linda Carter’s rape at the hands of Dean Wicks:

“The audience will know that the bomb is going to go off – but they’ll be asking themselves: ‘How big is that bomb going to be?’ And let me tell you, it’s nuclear.

 “I’ll put the question out there: how would you react if someone you loved was raped in your home by a person you’d been looking in the eye for the past three months? Whether you’re a violent man or avoid violence at all costs, you are going to go insane. And I take insanity to a new level. Justice is served. Beautifully. And I get to show every bit of range I’ve got as an actor.”

You can download the full-size image (photography by Ian Derry) here.

The full interview with Danny Dyer and show boss Dominic Treadwell-Collins is in the new issue of Radio Times (out Thursday 4 December).

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You can watch a 60-second rundown of next week’s episodes of EastEnders below: