EastEnders veteran Dot Branning is set to have her day in court for the murder of her son, ‘Nasty’ Nick Cotton.
Dot, played by June Brown, has been languishing in jail since she confessed to killing her son during the show’s 30th anniversary live week and some first-look pictures have been released of those involved in her trial.
The body of Nick (John Altman) was discovered in the same way that Reg Cox had been found in the first scene of the soap’s first ever episode, slumped in a chair in an empty house.
Dot later admitted that she had put him in the house, given him heroin, and let him die in her arms, and called the police herself to confess.
The EastEnders trial cast (BBC)
Joining the EastEnders cast in court for Dot’s trial will be Sergeant Cork actor William Gaunt as Judge St John Redmond, and Casualty star Ben Turner, who will play Adrian Quinlan, the barrister defending Dot.
Phil Mitchell’s brief Ritchie Scott (played by Sian Webber) returns to lend a hand in the fight to free the Albert Square resident, while Jaye Griffiths will play prosecution lawyer Helen Stritch and Eugene Washington will be the clerk of the court.
EastEnders will screen Dot’s trial scenes from May 8 on BBC One.