« Previous | Main | Next »

Episode discussion for week starting 30 January

Post categories:

Nickie | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 30 January 2012

"If we don't give him all his money, he is going to kill us..."

Tyler and Anthony have picked the wrong person to owe money to. Will Derek be reasonable about their financial difficulties..? Now, what do you think??

Lucy's catfight #42

*probably... well she's no stranger to a bit of an argy bargy. So what's at the root of this sudden outburst of jealousy from Whit? Would it have anything to do with a certain Tyler Moon? If you were Whit, what would you do? What's to become of Fitney??

Andrew loves Heather

It's about time that Heather found someone who deserves her. But it looks like Kim's got her eyes on the prize... And what about Kimba? Anyone fancy popping down the community centre for a class - because we think it looks like the most fun ever...

Discuss these topics and anything else that tickles your fancy in the comments section below!

And finally... a guessing game... who do you think says this?

If you like this, why not try our Quote Me game?


  • Comment number 1.


  • Comment number 2.

    Derek isn't happy, or Whitney, or Heather so exciting to what else is happening.
    I think Heather and Andrew are going to be a good couple and I can't wait till he proposes to her and sad to see Heather to leave soon. EASTENDERS IS AMAZING

  • Comment number 3.

    This look's like a really good week.......make sure i am home to watch them alll...xxxxx

  • Comment number 4.


  • Comment number 5.


  • Comment number 6.

    More of Polly Perkins please...a very funny lady...so why oh why are you not using her talent...come on writers get your fingers out or better still your pens out and give us some laughs...Its been doom and gloom forever...if you want the award next year do something to earn it. !!!!!!

  • Comment number 7.

    Just seen tonights episode. Goodness, Fatboy got the wrong idea in his head, but it isn't his fault. I love Whitney and Fatboy as a couple!! It's a real shame, why is it always so gloomy in EE? No Happy endings, huh? Just a normal episode with a happy ending, please!! I'm not counting Friday's episode as 'happy' cause Jane left ( I didn't want her to leave) Oh well, not everyone gets what they want....

  • Comment number 8.

    @toni i dont think she's very good. that scene when she was crying over yusef was cringe. they wont get awards just doing happy all the time. its the drama that makes it good

    to the website makers in that webcam script is patrick meant to be phil ?

  • Comment number 9.

    Eastenders is getting very boring at the moment. Please get rid of Derek Branning.

  • Comment number 10.

    How did fat boy just walk into the Nursery? Child protection non-exsistant in the east-end????

  • Comment number 11.

    i hate derek branning.. he is just annoying and all he does is just be mean..what is the point of his character?

  • Comment number 12.

    please can we get derek branning of the show he is a rubbish actor and the story line of him being the eastenders baddy us getting really boring! no wonder you never won a nta! bring back stacey and some class acts instead of old timers!

  • Comment number 13.

    i do think derek is the worst charactor to ever play on eastenders he is not believeable he would be more suited to only fools and horses

  • Comment number 14.

    I have been a fan of EastEnders for 20 years but am finally losing interest ... Big time ... And it's all because of Derek Branning ... Awful pantomime character that is making a mockery of the show!
    I am starting not to record the show and not to care if I miss it ... I hope the producers start to pay attention to the comments on all sites before EastEnders loses all the award ceremonies!

  • Comment number 15.

    Colin hit the nail on the head ... He should be in Only Fools and Horses ...

  • Comment number 16.

    Yes, I agree - I wouldn`t want to live at Albert Square, it`s just full of horrible people. Who is nice there? Forget Derek or Phil, or Ben - how about Rose? I just want to punch her every time I see her. How come it was Pat and Peggy, not her and Amira, who left EE? *groan*

  • Comment number 17.

    I think that todays Eastenders has lost its edge and Derek's storyline and character seems very old-fashioned. Smacks of ancient Crays of a bygone age. I no longer care if I miss an episode. It is flat and uninteresting.

  • Comment number 18.

    Why aren't the Producers and writers of the Program listening to all the comments made against the character of Derek Branning. Unless a miracle occurs and he wakes up in a kinder state, I cannot believe they are keeping the part going. He is vile and disgusting and very scary. This comment doesn't necessarily detract from his acting ability, but he is more than menacing, he frightens. Lets not forget that youngsters watch this program and it is early in the evening.
    It is actually getting beyond the point of acceptability and until he disappears from the program, we will not be watching. It's a huge turn off.

  • Comment number 19.

    Sorry BBC but after 20 years i've just watched my last episode of Eastenders - will come back when Derek Branning leaves - this is the worst character you have ever had in your show, the man ruins every episode, are you trying to get rid off viewers????

  • Comment number 20.

    I think that Derek needs to leave the programm, can't stand that caracter. Who does he think he is? A mafia Boss?

  • Comment number 21.

    East Enders needs more happyness, it's always doom and gloom. Is not like that in real life, people are in happy relationships.

  • Comment number 22.

    I really, really, really can't stand Derek Branning!!!!!!!!!!! I have been switching over to another channel when he is on screen. I loved eastenders but the sight of him and his stupid attitude is putting me right off it. Please get rid of him before I totally give up on the show.

  • Comment number 23.

    i am very sad to say that after been my favourite soap for many years i can no longer watch eastenders, i studied acting myself and am very passionate about how good people are, i cant seriously believe u have hired that awfull man to play derek branning, no offence to him as a person but why would u hire a old fat man who sweats a lot to play a gangster who every1 is supposed to be afraid of every scene he is in is so cringy how r we supposed to believe the storylines there ridiculous, the only thing i can think of is that u have hired new writers who happen to be from hollyoaks every storyline these days is far too far fetched and unbelievable, they make u question every1s acting ability. i most certainly will not be watching eastenders anymore and i dont think ur getting soap of the year award this year for sure!!!!

  • Comment number 24.

    Derek Branning is the worst thing thats happened to eastenders in a while.....poor poor judgement on that writers...get rid and soon

  • Comment number 25.

    did micheal get raped 2 night by micheal i not sure ?what happend .

  • Comment number 26.

    I agree - Derek Branning awful character.
    Once again tonights episode showing impressionable people that violence and intimidation to get what you want is ok. Never any justice against these people.
    I also hear the storyline for Heathers departure - surprise, surprise. Obvious and normal for a character leaving that it was not going to be a happy ending.
    Any chance of scripting one NORMAL HAPPY person in the square - every character has issues. I bet the phone rings off the hook at Samaritans after Eastenders

  • Comment number 27.

    I can't stand derek,get him out

  • Comment number 28.

    GET RID OF DEREK BRANNING!!! I have watched every episode of Eastenders since it began n have never wanted to switch off more than when Derek came on the show. He's horrid and he just doesn't fit in....

  • Comment number 29.

    get rid of Derek Branning he is a vile character. I change channels when he is on. I've never disliked a character as much as him

  • Comment number 30.

    Jim Branning is more scary than Derek, got to be the most ridiculous story line they have ever attempted. He probably wouldnt have even been able to reach up to Michaels neck never mind 'sort him out' Cant stand watching anymore

  • Comment number 31.

    Please get rid of Derek Branning. i cant stand looking at him he makes me feel sick i have watched eastenders since it started but i am thinking of not watching any more since he came into it . its not the part he plays its the man his self that makes me feel sick he is so ugly he has a face only his mom could love please please replace him

  • Comment number 32.

    cant get to grips with anthony tyler michael or derek and this whole storyline seems a bit far fetched derek has taken over its laughable and threatening 2 stab david was pathetic. thank god sharons coming back!

  • Comment number 33.


    You know, as well as I do, that Derek Branning is an incredibly powerful character, played by an absolutely fantastic actor. I have always been a fan of Jamie Foreman, but in these past few months he has gone above and beyond my expectations for the character.
    I'm loving the Tyler/Anthony/Michael storyline, and Derek's twist on it this evening makes it all the more enjoyable. I also REALLY can't wait to see Derek and Phil go fist to fist with each other :D EastEnders is getting back the early 2000 again (who ever said they didn't like Johnny Allen doesn't deserve an opinion). In fact, after all the horrible comments on this page, I hope Mr Foreman reads this and takes for granted that a lot of people out there do like him and like his character (Especially the storyline involving David Wicks; I'm a big Michael French fan). However, be careful; Do not use Derek to kill off any character.

    Long live Derek Branning, and long live Jamie Foreman.

    P.S If Heather doesn't leave with Andrew using Julia's theme, then you have messed up big time.

    - Sam.

  • Comment number 34.

    Loving this week of episodes, the most exciting in weeks. I love the Moon brothers and loving seeing them on screen together again.

    poor michael last night :(

  • Comment number 35.

    I actually hate Derek, hes as bad as yusef was or worse atleast yusef caused less pysical pain!!!

  • Comment number 36.

    Loving the Moon storyline, its so gripping!
    I hate Whitney she's SO annoying!
    I wish Heather got a happy ending but Ben murders her, he's a VERY disturbed child...
    I hope Antler don't get hurt!
    And Anthony is FIT BTW ;)

  • Comment number 37.

    I believe that it was the worst decision that the producer of Eastenders has ever made bringing Derek into the show. It has stopped becoming a soap and is more of a Martina Cole novel. I cringe when I watch and sometimes fast forward to miss him. I think one of the reasons why Coronation Street won the best soap was because of this.

  • Comment number 38.

    Please get rid of Derek, he is boring and I am really fed up with seeing his face all the way through so many episodes...

  • Comment number 39.

    After watching Hetti Bywaters portrayal of Lucy Beale i really don't like her acting i think she is stiff and unecessary to the program. Either do something drastically to the role of Lucy or bring back Melissa Suffield

  • Comment number 40.

    just want to say how much I hate Derek Branning's character PLEASE PLEASE get rid of him..........

  • Comment number 41.

    cannot stand derick branning

  • Comment number 42.

    not happy with the new Lucy she's to slow. Please bring more character that are lively like Fatboy

  • Comment number 43.

    New Lucy is sure a pretty girl but shame about a talent. However, the bit where she throws coffee at Mandy is brilliant. Old Lucy was horrible to Jane who was such a good step-Mum to her, but I can totally understand why the new Lucy hates Mandy. Hope she has more ideas like that in her head. But maybe Mandy is all Ian deserves, on the other hand?

  • Comment number 44.

    @ suzanne - you think that Jamie Forman (who plays Derek) is so ugly and looking at his face makes you feel sick? Shame on you. If you were not so shallow then perhaps you would not feel so bad about Derek. I think Sonia (Carol's daughter) is very unattractive but I wouldn't call her ugly (nobody is ugly) and I did not feel sick looking at her because I'm not so shallow.


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.