Dot Branning (June Brown) faces difficult times as her trial continues.
Viewers will soon hear the outcome of Dot’s court case where she had previously confessed to murdering her son, Nasty Nick (John Altman). Dot told police she had let him die after he had taken dodgy drugs that she had reluctantly supplied. His body was discovered in Kat and Alfie’s burned out flat, in a nod to the very first EastEnders episode during February Live Week.
Dot has since changed her plea and many of her friends and family will be there in a show of support as Stacey (Lacey Turner), DI Keeble (Alison Newman) and other Albert Square residents give evidence. We now also know that the drug dealer who sold Dot the drugs for Nick will be on hand to testify against her.
Ronnie (Samantha Womack), Charlie (Declan Bennett), Roxy (Rita Simons), Fatboy (Ricky Norwood), Sharon (Letitia Dean) and Ian (Adam Woodyatt) will also be in the court room to support Albert Squares beloved pensioner.
Joining the EastEnders cast for the trial will be actor William Gaunt as Judge St John Redmond, and Ben Turner as Adrian Quinlan, the barrister representing Dot. Last week, viewers also learned Phil (Steve McFadden) had brought Ritchie Scott (played by Sian Webber) on side to aid in Dot’s defence.
Will Dot be found guilty of murdering Nick, or will she be returning to once again impart bible verses with the residents of Walford ?
EastEnders airs these scenes 14 and 15 May on BBC One and BBC One HD.
An EastEnders fan since the very first episode, Melissa has had the privilege to visit the EastEnders set twice (not many fans can say that!) and met many of the cast. She also appeared on EastEnders Revealed: Angie & Me, with Anita Dobson!