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Civvystreet (BBC Drama, Gary Olsen, Karen Meagher)

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One off period drama Civvystreet was actually an Eastenders special detailing life in Albert Square during World War II. There was a chance to see Lou and Ethel as young women and there was also an appearance from a character called Reg Cox who in the opening episode of Eastenders was found dying in his flat by Den Watts, Arthur Fowler and Ali Osman.

Cast: Gary Olsen (Albert), Karen Meagher (Lou), Avis Bunnage (Lou’s Mum), Aaron Mason (Harry), Linda Robson (Flo), Alison Beetles (Ethel), Ian Brimble (William), Marc Tufano (Reg Cox), Chase Marks (Ronnie), Robert Putt (Ray), Frances Cuka (Lil), Otto Jarman (Richard), Julian Wild (Marty)

Writer: Tony Holland / Music: Simon May / Production Design: Keith Harris, John Stout / Producer and Director: Julia Smith

UK / BBC One / 1×60 minute episode / Broadcast 26 December 1988