EastEnders has released a dramatic new trailer to promote its Christmas storylines.
The promo (available here and below) previews an explosive Christmas for the Carter family as secrets and lies come to the fore. The soap will also air big developments in the Lucy Beale murder mystery over the festive period.
The trailer features snippets of Mick Carter (Danny Dyer) smashing up The Queen Vic after finding out that his wife Linda (Kellie Bright) was raped by Dean Wicks (Matt Di Angelo). Preluding the fall out, and also included in the trailer, is a scene in which Dean uses the uncertain paternity of Linda’s unborn baby to rattle her.
Meanwhile, DC Emma Summerhayes (Anna Acton) reaches a conclusion about Lucy’s murder, leading her to contact the killer.
The trailer also highlights growing tension between Ronnie Mitchell (Samantha Womack) and Nick Cotton (John Altman) and a major car stunt hitherto not promoted by show chiefs.
EastEnders airs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on BBC One, with a weekly omnibus also on the channel and erratically scheduled repeats on BBC Three. Viewers can also catch up online via BBC iPlayer.