Episode 3713
BBC transmission date 2 January 2009
Viewers  ? million
Duration 30 minutes
Executive Producer Diederick Santer
Director Paul Annett
Writer Emilia Di Girolamo
Credits See List
Previous episode Episode 3712 (1 January 2009 - Part 2)
Next episode Episode 3714 (5 January 2009)


Max tells Abi and Lauren it’s the day of Tanya’s plea hearing. Abi asks if Tanya will go to prison, but Max says she’s going to plead not guilty. Abi wants to go to the court and Lauren reluctantly goes too. Tanya’s solicitor is worried that she plans to plead not guilty, and tells Tanya that Lauren and Abi might have to give evidence in court and Tanya could go to prison for seven years. Tanya is shocked to see Lauren and Abi in the courtroom. During the hearing Tanya pleads guilty and Lauren breaks down. Outside, Lauren tells Max that Tanya didn’t try to kill him, she did.

Whitney is still upset. Bianca tells Whitney that her dad wouldn’t have wanted her to see her Mum, Debra. Janine tells Whitney no-one can replace your real mum and gives her Debra’s address. Whitney sets off to find her and Bianca and Pat are angry with Janine when they find out. When Whitney gets to Debra’s house, no-one’s in, but a neighbour tells Whitney that Debra works at a local cafe.

Jean is worried about Sean. Stacey dumps Callum as he doesn’t want to be there when she tells Jean about Sean.

Roxy thanks Ronnie for saving her life. Ronnie says she didn’t want Roxy to die, but doesn’t want to live with her. Jack was the one good thing that had happened to her, and Roxy still has her baby whilst Ronnie can hardly remember her daughter and doesn’t even know where she’s buried.

Libby and Tamwar ask their mothers to look after their letters from Oxford. Denise and Zainab can’t resist looking. They open the letters and are disappointed when both are rejections. Libby and Tamwar then reveal they gave their mothers fake letters - they’ve both been accepted.


Lauren Branning Madeline Duggan
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Branning Jo Joyner
Roxy Slater Rita Simons
Ronnie Mitchell Samantha Womack
Stacey Branning Lacey Turner
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Callum Monks Elliott Jordan
Denise Wicks Diane Parish
Zainab Masood Nina Wadia
Libby Fox Belinda Owusu
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer
Pat Evans Pam St Clement
Liam Butcher James Forde
Tiffany Dean Maisie Smith
Archie Mitchell Larry Lamb
Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Charlie Slater Derek Martin
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Bradley Branning Charlie Clements
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Kendra Hill-Smythe Rebecca Egan
Crown Court Judge Martin Turner
Clerk of the Court Holly de Jong
Neighbour Martin Trent