Episode 4857
Production Code b043xrxt
BBC transmission date 16th May 2014
Executive Producer Dominic Treadwell-Collins
Director Tim Mercier
Writer Matt Evans
Credits See List
Previous episode 15th May 2014
Next episode 19th May 2014

When Peter is given some unexpected news he tries to keep it from Ian. Shirley hits rock bottom, and receives support from an unlikely Walford resident.

Shirley drowns her sorrows over her run-in with Dean. Unable to watch Shirley drink herself into oblivion, Denise has a confrontation with Shirley in the Minute Mart, taking her back to the Beale's. When Denise tries to remind her of the good times she had with her children, Shirley sets off to retrieve some keepsakes from the Butchers', but Bianca won't let her into the house.

Phil finds Shirley in a heap outside the restaurant. After finding out what's wrong, he manages to bribe Tiffany into getting Shirley the box of family mementoes that she was after. Touched by Phil's kind gesture, Shirley moves in for a kiss. Phil, however, pulls away. Meanwhile, Mick tells Linda he's going to bring Dean back to Walford...

Peter rounds up the locals for the reopening of the restaurant, hoping it will give Ian something to focus on. When DC Summerhayes turns up to reveal that Lucy's body has been released by the coroner, Peter decides to wait until after the opening to tell his dad. Denise asks Peter about the police visit and they're overheard by Ian, who rushes round to the funeral parlour. When it comes to it, Ian can't bring himself to view Lucy's body. Peter returns that evening to spend a final night with his sister.


Character Actor
Peter Beale Ben Hardy
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Mick Carter Danny Dyer
Stan Carter Timothy West
Linda Carter Kellie Bright
Johnny Carter Sam Strike
Sharon Rickman Letitia Dean
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Jay Brown Jamie Borthwick
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa
Arthur 'Fatboy' Chubb Ricky Norwood
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Shabnam Masood Rakhee Thakrar
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Terry Spraggan Terry Alderton
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Bianca Butcher Patsy Palmer
DC Emma Summerhayes Anna Acton
Les Coker Roger Sloman