Episode 3715
BBC transmission date 6 January 2009
Viewers  ? million
Duration 30 minutes
Executive Producer Diederick Santer
Director Jamie Annett
Writer Daisy Coulam
Credits See List
Previous episode Episode 3714 (5 January 2009)
Next episode Episode 3716 (8 January 2009)


Nick returns home drunk and berates Dotty when she sees him. Unaware, Dot decides to invite Pat and Peggy to afternoon tea to show them how Nick has changed. Dot proudly tells the group Nick no longer drinks alcohol and Pat and Peggy start to believe that Nick has changed. Later Dot is devastated when she sees Nick drink from a bottle of alcohol – she confronts him and Nick eventually shows his true colours. Nick gives Dot 48 hours to either pay up or never see Dotty again.

Max wakes up in the police station and is told by DS Grimwood that Lauren has been charged with attempted murder. Lauren is released on bail in to Jack’s care. Later Max comforts Lauren and she apologises to him. At home Max breaks down but eventually pulls himself together. Max visits Tanya in prison – she’s devastated when she discovers Lauren has told the police the truth.

Janine’s plans to leave Walford change when she discovers 43B is vacant. She persuades Billy and Jay to move in with her but when they arrive she asks if either know how to pick a lock… Peggy apologises to Janine for thinking the worst of her. Later Janine returns home with champagne and take-away and we discover she’s used Peggy’s credit card to pay for it all.

Zainab realises Denise is missing Lucas and Denise admits she’s lonely. Zainab asks Patrick for Lucas’ number and ignoring his warning calls Lucas.

Jean finally accepts Sean has gone for good but still can’t help feeling sad. Callum tries to win Stacey round with flowers but when he makes an excuse not to go on a walk with her and Jean Stacey throws the flowers back in his face.


Dot Branning June Brown
Nick Cotton John Altman
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Branning Jo Joyner
Lauren Branning Madeline Duggan
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Peggy Mitchell Barbara Windsor
Archie Mitchell Larry Lamb
Pat Evans Pam St Clement
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Jay Brown Jamie Borthwick
Stacey Branning Lacey Turner
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Callum Monks Elliott Jordan
Danielle Jones Lauren Crace
Bradley Branning Charlie Clements
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Zainab Masood Nina Wadia
Denise Wicks Diane Parish
Dotty Molly Conlin
DS Grimwood Steve Hansell
Desk Sergeant Andy Greenhalgh