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EastEnders' Dot in courtroom drama

Published 24/04/2015

William Gaunt, second left, will play Judge St John Redmond in the trial of Dot Branning (BBC/PA)
William Gaunt, second left, will play Judge St John Redmond in the trial of Dot Branning (BBC/PA)
Dot Branning confessed to killing her son Nick Cotton during the show's 30th anniversary live week

EastEnders stalwart Dot Branning is set to get 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.

Joining the EastEnders cast in court for Dot's trial will be Sergeant Cork and No Place Like Home actor William Gaunt as Judge St John Redmond, and Casualty star Ben Turner who will play Adrian Quinlan, 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 plays prosecution lawyer Helen Stritch and Eugene Washington is the clerk of the court.

Nick's (John Altman) body was discovered in the same way that Reg Cox's corpse was found in the first scene of the 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.

Dot's trial scenes will air from May 8 on BBC One.

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