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Oh, that's awful news. Some of my early memories of the show from PBS involve the Peggy cancer story which just got me in the heart. She was always one of a kind.

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Anyone who has ever watch Eastenders knows who Ms. Windsor is. So sorry to hear about this. It seems that she has the love and support she will need to deal with this awful disease. She and her husband have been together since at least 2000?? That sounds like a truly committed relationship.

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I can imagine that last stint was very hard for her - she wasn't just saying goodbye to Peggy and EE, she probably also realized she was saying goodbye to other aspects of her life in general at the same time. She's always been a class act and always respected the fans of the show. 

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He was a magnetic force even in his sadly truncated return. I loved what they were doing with Den Sr., Dennis and Sharon at that time, pushing them and phasing out Phil. It's sad how his life ended up, apparently several suicide attempts.

 

I'd forgotten Louise Jameson from Doctor Who was one of the first to urge him to get into acting when she was visiting prisons and he was still serving time.

 

 

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Thank you for posting all these. Sarah Phelps' statement was beautiful. 

 

Den is one of the most iconic characters ever in British soap, and Leslie one of the most underrated actors. That era - his first era - has held up so strongly, and he is a big reason why. EE has tried, and failed, to recapture it ever since.

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I don't think you can ever underestimate the impact Leslie and Den had on this show (and British soaps overall).

 

His second stint may not have worked and Den may have went out as a nasty old man, but Leslie was always 100% committed as an actor. RIP

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19 hours ago, UK LAW said:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/6839858/kate-oates-heading-to-walford/

 

Nothing even close to being confirmed, but it seems it was more than just wishful thinking by the DS forum crowd.

 

They have my sympathy. Ok, in all fairness she did some good things at Emmerdale, but she ultimately left the show in a bad state.

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I've seen people on another board saying they should just kill off Dot as she's off the show most of the time. How insensitive and wrong and offensive that would be.


I liked the Slater's Hour at first as it brought some light-hearted drama onto the show but now it's redundant. A little bit of Jean goes a long way. Kat feels like a background character and I can already see her quitting soon.


I don't know why they keep killing off their young characters, and those who stay are hardly ever properly used. Bex was one of the best parts of those dull SOC days but since the bullying storyline finished she has been given nothing. EE just isn't building its future self it seems. It's not going to be Halfway and Whitney. Stuart is a creep and I guess they want us to think he's to be Zsa Zsa's father?

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On 26/07/2018 at 11:52 AM, Edward Skylover said:

I really hope Kates Oates takes over EE.

http://www.digitalspy.com/soaps/eastenders/news/a863452/eastenders-casualty-holby-city-new-producer-kate-oates/

 

Reality is often more bizarre than fiction. 

And she’ll be overseeing Casualty and Holby City, too 😳

If I’m right, I believe this also makes her the first producer to get the ‘top job’ on the traditionally BIG 3 soaps (of the past 30 years) Of Eastenders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

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