List of EastEnders characters (2007)


List of EastEnders characters (2007)

The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 2007, by order of first appearance.

DI Kelly

DI Kelly
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Ian Burfield
Duration 2007–08, 2010
First appearance 1 January 2007
Last appearance 13 July 2010
Profile
Occupation Detective Inspector

Detective Inspector Kelly is a police detective at Walford Police Station. In 2007, he investigates the death of Pauline Fowler and subsequently arrests Sonia Fowler for her murder following the funeral. He arrests May Wright for abducting Summer Swann, and also Phil Mitchell on suspicion of murdering his fiancée Stella Crawford. He appears when he is investigating Jay Brown's stabbing. In August 2008 he investigates the murder of Jase Dyer by interrogating Billy Mitchell as a key witness. In July 2010 he informs Liz Turner that a body found in Albert Square is that of her son Owen, and takes his ex-wife Denise Johnson in for questioning. Denise is released without charge. Kelly later informs Denise's family that her car has been discovered abandoned by a canal, and then that the body of a woman was pulled from the canal along with Denise's mobile phone. Lucas identifies the body as Denise's, however, Kelly still believes somebody else was involved in Owen's murder. It soon transpires that the body was not Denise's but a prostitute Lucas had killed and that Lucas was Owen's real killer.

Adam Childe

Adam Childe played by Matthew Ashforde, is a duty solicitor who was assigned to represent Sonia Fowler when she was arrested on suspicion of the murder of her ex-mother-in-law, Pauline, although he first thought she was Sonia Bailey, arrested for shoplifting. He was nervous, and made comments about wanting to murder his mother, ironic to the situation. Sonia was relieved when Phil Mitchell paid for Ritchie Scott to represent her instead of Adam.

Anna Price

Anna Price was the marriage counsellor for Max and Tanya Branning who appeared on 15 February and 16 February 2007.[1]

Derek Evans

Derek Evans
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Simon Lowe
Created by Julia Gilbert
Duration 2007–10
First appearance 1 March 2007
Last appearance 6 August 2010
Profile
Occupation Social worker

Derek Evans is a social worker, played by Simon Lowe. In March 2007, he visits Bert Atkinson and his grandson Jay Brown, when Bert is trying to get a residency order for Jay to live with him permanently. Jay charms Derek, offering him a cup of tea and talking to him politely, impressing him. In January 2008, Derek visits Tanya Branning and her sister Rainie Cross. On October that year, he attempts to sort out Jay's foster care problems when Billy Mitchell offers to care for him, as Jay does not want Dawn Swann to be his foster mother. Derek inspects the flat above The Queen Victoria public house, and allows Jay to stay with Billy, despite Roxy Slater's messiness. In July 2009, he visits Denise Wicks after Jordan Johnson's mother Trina reports her to the police, claiming that Denise has been abusing Jordan. In June 2010, he visits Phil Mitchell to assess his family including his children Louise and Ben, who has assaulted Jordan. The following month he visits Phil and Peggy to say that Louise's mother Lisa Fowler has made an application to see her daughter. Derek explains that the final decision is not up to Phil and Peggy says that Derek is a typical social worker – an interfering, homewrecking busybody. Derek responds sarcastically and leaves. When Peggy returns Louise to Lisa, they contact Derek again, and when he arrives, Phil steals his bag to get Lisa's address.

Jed

Jed
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Burn Gorman
Created by Julia Honour
Duration 2007
Appears on 9 March 2007
Profile
Date of death 9 March 2007

Jed was discovered by Kevin Wicks on Dungeness beach. He had been left there the night before while on his stag party. Kevin took Jed to the local pub where Jed told Kevin he was getting married the next week and had a daughter named Jade. He told Kevin he was a bad father, so Kevin told him to sort out his life. Kevin told Jed he had no children and showed him his ferry ticket to France. Jed then stole Kevin's bag and ticket and got on a bus. Kevin stole a bicycle from outside the pub to follow the bus.

When Kevin caught up to the bus, he discovered it had been involved in an accident. He got on the bus to find several dead bodies, but Jed was missing. Kevin got off the bus and Jed appeared with blood pouring down his face. Jed then fell to the floor and Kevin held him as he died.

Carl Talbot

Carl Talbot
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Alan Cooke
Created by David Fox
Duration 2007
Appears on 20 March 2007
Profile
Occupation Bailiff

Carl Talbot was a bailiff who was sent to claim money from Billy Mitchell, who was in debt. When Talbot arrived at Walford Video, Billy's shop, Billy lied and said that he was not Billy Mitchell. His cover was blown when Keith Miller came into the shop and called him by his name. Talbot took Billy to the ATM at the tube station, but Billy's card was retained by the machine, and after a confrontation with Billy's relative Phil outside the shop, Billy was forced to give Talbot money from the till.

Marco Bianco

Marco Bianco
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Bart Ruspoli
Duration 2007
First appearance 20 March 2007
Last appearance 16 July 2007
Profile
Occupation Interior designer

Marco Bianco is the interior designer who redesigned the flat above The Queen Victoria pub for Peggy Mitchell. He worked on the design to renovate the pub itself, after Pat Evans found a flea on the bar, though the regulars thought the pub looked the same, and Peggy berated him for it.

Since then, Marco has made a few more appearances, as Peggy got him to do some work for Stella and Phil's wedding reception. He has also helped Patrick Trueman mend a fan of Yolande's that Patrick broke by tripping up.

Marco has also been shown to be homosexual, as he broke down crying to Peggy, when his boyfriend left him.

Danny Fuller

Danny Fuller
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Gyuri Sarossy
Created by Richard Zajdlic
Duration 2007
First appearance 5 April 2007
Last appearance 30 August 2007
Profile

Danny Fuller and his wife Jess appeared in Walford in April 2007, when they rented 55 Victoria Road from Ian Beale, when he and his family moved to 45 Albert Square. Phil Mitchell told them of the crime around Walford - the murders of Dennis Rickman and Pauline Fowler - and Danny bartered with Ian, demanding that he reduce the rent price by 30%. Ian later accepted this, and asked Danny to tell his daughter Lucy this, so she knew she could not move back to number 55.

Danny left the Square when his daughter secured a place at a private school. Danny and his family relocated to be closer to their daughter's new school.

Jess Fuller

Jess Fuller
EastEnders character
Created by Richard Zajdlic
Duration 2007
Appears on 5 April 2007
Profile

Jessica "Jess" Fuller and her husband Danny appeared in Walford in April 2007, when they rented 55 Victoria Road from Ian Beale, when he and his family moved to 45 Albert Square. Phil Mitchell told them of the crime around Walford - the murders of Dennis Rickman and Pauline Fowler - and Ian had to reduce the rent price by 30%.

Vince Franks

Vince Franks
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Jamie Kenna
Created by Richard Zajdlic
Duration 2007
Appears on 6 April 2007
Profile

Vince "Vinnie" Franks was the father of school bully Jez Franks. He was attacked by Phil Mitchell after Jez bullied Phil's son Ben. When Phil first approached Vince, he seemed sceptical about his son's bullying, so Phil punched him, threatening to attack him again if Jez didn't lay off Ben.

Mary Lavender

Mary Lavender
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Regina Freedman
Created by Christopher Reason
Duration 2007
Appears on 9 April 2007
Profile

The Reverend Mary Lavender was the vicar for the church that Dot Branning used to attend with her friend, Margot Baker. She had been the vicar since 2000. When Dot and her husband Jim visited Kent, Dot went to the church and Reverend Lavender informed her that Margot had died two weeks previously. She told Dot that Margot's son Douglas was at Margot's house, and Dot visited him.

A young refugee named Anya Covalenco left her son Tomas in the church for Reverend Lavender to take in, but Dot took him back to Walford because Mary was on holiday.

Douglas Baker

Douglas Baker
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Paul Kaye
Created by Christopher Reason
Duration 2007
Appears on 9 April 2007
Profile
Date of birth circa 1964

Douglas Baker is a former vicar who lost his faith in God. His mother, Margot, was friends with Dot Branning. He was also a former playmate of Dot's son Nick, until Nick put a frog down his trousers. Margot died in March 2007, and Douglas was clearing out her house when Dot visited him. They argued about religion, and Dot reminded Douglas of his mother. He told Dot he was glad his mother was dead, and said that Nick would feel the same when she died.

Anya Covalenco

Anya Covalenco
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Olga Fedori
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 9 April 2007
Last appearance 13 April 2007
Profile
Date of birth February 1985
Occupation Pole dancer

Anya Covalenco (Ukrainian: Аня Коваленко) was a Ukrainian illegal immigrant, a pole dancer who abandoned her month-old baby, Tomas, in a church in Kent for vicar Mary Lavender to look after. Dot Branning later found the baby, and knowing Reverend Lavender was on holiday, took Tomas back to Walford, leaving a note in the church with her address on it. Dot's husband Jim went to a pole dancing club, finding a flyer for it with Tomas, to track Anya down, but was told she no longer worked there by a hostess he spoke to. As Jim travelled back to Walford, Anya turned up at Dot and Jim's house. After shouting at Dot for interfering, Dot offered her a place to stay, and she accepted. Jim, however, did not agree with this, and reported her to the immigration authorities. Immigration arrived and Jim told Dot what he had done. Dot took Anya and Tomas out of the house and hid them in the back of her car. Dot returned to the house and told immigration that there was nobody there and it must have been a hoax. Dot and Jim then took Anya and Tomas to a church, believing it to be a sanctuary where they would be safe. The immigration officers followed them to the church, where Dot said Anya and Tomas would be safe in a room at the back of the church and could live there. Dot confronted the officers, Paul Jenkins and Warren Rice telling them it was a sanctuary and they couldn't go through. Rice told Dot she was wrong about this. Anya eventually decided to give herself up, but told Jim to take care of Tomas as she now trusted them. She later wrote to Dot in June 2007, telling her to care for her son - not knowing that Tomas is now up for adoption, when Dot realised that she cannot bring up baby Tomas.

Tomas Covalenco

Tomas Covalenco
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Dylan Woolf
Tyler Woolf
Joshua Wing
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 9 April 2007
Last appearance 8 June 2007
Profile
Date of birth 28 February 2007

Tomas Covalenco (Ukrainian: Томас Коваленко) was abandoned on 9 April 2007 by his mother, Anya in a church in Kent, and found by Dot Branning, who believed that Jesus had given her a second chance to be a good mother, after she aborted a baby at 21, and her son Nick grew up a criminal. Dot left her address on a notice board in the church, and Anya arrived in Walford to collect her son on 10 April. She was later arrested by immigration officials Warren Rice and Paul Jenkins for being an illegal immigrant, but didn't tell them she had a baby, leaving him with Dot and Jim. Jim later told his family that Tomas was the product of an affair between Nick and a prison nurse with no maternal instincts. He was then known as George Merton, until Dot was persuaded by Reverend Stevens and her oldest friend, Harold Legg to tell Social Services that she had him. He was collected on 8 June by social worker Natasha Powell.

Hazel Hobbs

Hazel Hobbs
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Kika Mirylees
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007–08
First appearance 10 April 2007
Last appearance 24 April 2008
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Date of birth 1955
Occupation Cruise Ship entertainer

Hazel Hobbs was played by Kika Mirylees.[2] She left Walford on 4 February 2008, but returned 21 April, when she was seen reading about Heather and Minty in the magazine they were taking part in. She made her final appearance on 24 April 2008.

Hazel is the mother of Garry Hobbs, and first appeared in April 2007, when Garry attended her wedding. She then decided she didn't want to marry her fiancé, Gerald, because he had too much nasal hair, describing it as "like tusks". She and Garry rushed back to Gerald's house to collect her belongings, but Gerald arrived at the house before they left, and hit Garry, thinking he was Hazel's toyboy.

Hazel then went to stay with Garry in Walford, falling for his best friend Minty Peterson, before Garry hit Minty and Hazel left Walford.

In August 2007, it was revealed that Hazel and Minty had started a relationship behind Garry's back. They took a romantic weekend in Brighton but did not know that Garry was also there with Dawn Swann. Garry found out they were seeing each other and was outraged. Back in Walford, Minty found found the engagement ring that Garry had used to propose to Dawn (she said no) and bent down to pick it up off the floor. He was on one knee, holding the ring, when Hazel came in the room. She assumed that Minty was planning to propose to her and immediately said "Yes, I do". They have since been planning the wedding, and she got a job as a receptionist at Booty.

On 18 October 2007, Hazel was left devastated when Minty took what was thought to be a heart attack whilst trying to lose weight for their wedding. However, after he was checked out at the hospital it turned out that he had only pulled a muscle in his arm, which left her relieved. She then befriended Heather Trott, who is infatuated with her son Garry, and has been trying to put her off him. On 25 October, Hazel then asked an elated Heather to be her bridesmaid at her upcoming wedding to Minty, to which she accepted.

On 28 January 2008, Shirley Carter went to the salon to berate Hazel because she replaced Heather as her bridesmaid with Dawn Swann so that she could increase her chances of winning the contest with a glamorous bridesmaid. During the row, Hazel fainted but Shirley caught her. She later told Minty that she was pregnant. He bought lots of things for the baby but Hazel tearfully revealed on 1 February 2008 that it was the menopause, and she could never have a baby.

Hazel left the square on 4 February 2008, after experiencing her menopause and realising that she would be restricting Minty's future desires to have a family if she stayed with him. She returned on 22 April 2008 and proposed to Minty on his wedding morning to Heather. Hazel told him that they'd get married and set for a life on the cruise ships but he said no. He then ran after Heather and proposed to her for real. Hazel watched as the wedding went ahead without her and said goodbye to Garry and left.

Hazel was last mentioned a year later on 9 February 2009 when Minty heard that Garry was going to join her to work for the cruise liner however Garry thought he should propose to Dawn again. However when that was unsuccessful for the second time, Garry was presumed dead a week later; when his car was discovered at a popular suicide spot, Dawn and Minty decided to send Garry's personal belongings to Hazel. Minty last heard that her cruise ship was heading for Monaco.

Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Simon Quarterman
Created by Sarah Phelps
Duration 2007
Appears on 13 April 2007
Profile
Occupation Immigration official

Paul Jenkins was an immigration official, acting on a tip-off from Jim Branning, who searched 25 Albert Square for illegal immigrant Anya Covalenco. When Dot Branning returned home, after hiding Anya, she asked him to leave. He later followed Jim, Dot and Anya to a church, where he branded Dot a "religious nut", and was told to back off by his superior, Warren Rice. He later took Anya away when she gave herself up, not knowing she had left her son Tomas with Jim and Dot.

Warren Rice

Warren Rice
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Ewan Bailey
Created by Sarah Phelps
Duration 2007
Appears on 13 April 2007
Profile
Occupation Immigration official

Warren Rice was a senior immigration official, acting on a tip-off from Jim Branning, who followed Jim, Dot and illegal immigrant Anya to a church, where he berated his junior, Paul Jenkins when he branded Dot a "religious nut". He then explained to Dot that under British law, churches are not a sanctuary.

Olive Woodhouse

Olive Woodhouse
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Sylvia Syms
Introduced by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007, 2009–10
First appearance 17 April 2007
Last appearance 20 July 2010
Profile
Occupation Bridal shop owner and dress fitter

Olive Woodhouse[3] is a friend of Peggy Mitchell's whom she has known since childhood. She is a dress fitter and first appears fitting Stella Crawford's wedding dress in April 2007, and criticises her taste, making her angry.

She returns on 5 March 2009 to fit Peggy's wedding dress and she takes an instant dislike to Peggy's niece and future stepdaughter Roxy. The wedding dress she creates for Peggy is slightly provocative and Peggy's fiancé Archie sees the plans and purposely walks in, seeing Peggy in the dress, making her want to change it in fear of bad luck. She then notices Janine Butcher following Archie and grows suspicious, thinking they are having an affair. She asks Archie, who then tells her that now they are paying for another dress, he wants to make some changes making the new dress less revealing.

She returns again in 2010,[4] when Peggy, Roxy, Roxy's sister Ronnie and Ronnie and Roxy's mother Glenda arrive at her bridal shop to find a dress for Ronnie's wedding to Jack Branning. Olive feels insulted when Roxy insults the dresses. When Ronnie finds a dress she likes, Olive returns with them to The Queen Victoria to make adjustments.

Verity Wright

Verity Wright
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Amanda Ryan
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 1 May 2007
Last appearance 28 May 2007

Verity Wright is the sister of Walford's former general practitioner, May Wright. She visited May with her two children on 1 May 2007, when she found the nursery in May's flat meant for Dawn Swann's baby, presuming May was pregnant.[5] She later visited May on her birthday, and was shocked to find out that Rob had filed for divorce from May.[6] She returned once more on 28 May to visit May and give her a present for the baby she thinks she is having.

Manju Patel

Manju Patel
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Leena Dhingra
Created by Alexander Lamb
Introduced by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 4 May 2007
Last appearance 20 December 2007
Profile
Occupation Shopkeeper

Manju Patel was originally a guest character, Mrs Patel's primary purpose was as a plot device in the exit of nurse Naomi Julien, after the actress Petra Letang left the show.[7] However, following her two appearances on 4 May and 21 May 2007, she became popular with fans, to the point where she has been called a "cult icon" by Digital Spy soaps editor Kris Green.[8] It was announced on 16 August 2007 that she would be return to the show later in 2007.[8] Mrs Patel was a patient of Walford's general practitioner, May Wright. May wrote out a double prescription for her, and took one of the bottles of dihydrocodeine pills for her own personal use. She later told nurse Naomi Julien that it was a mistake, after Mrs Patel pointed this out.

Mrs Patel was later mentioned on 9 August 2007 during a telephone conversation between Dot Branning and Charlie Slater. On 9 November it was revealed that Mrs Patel was Billy Mitchell's new landlady. She gave him one month's notice to vacate the flat along with his wife Honey and baby Janet because she wanted a professional couple with no children to live there. Eventually, Mrs Patel decided to evict the couple from the flat. However, Billy changed the locks so Mrs Patel could not enter the flat. When Billy was out buying nappies, Mrs Patel got help from her nephews to get into the flat and remove Honey, the children and all their belongings. She offered Billy money as a good will gesture but Billy refused to accept it.

Though she does not appear again, Manju was mentioned on 13 May 2008 by Shabnam Masood who told her mother Zainab that she was going to see if Mrs Patel had any new clothes in her Sari shop. On 24 July Mrs Patel's shop was mentioned by Jane Beale when she was looking to buy some fabric for an Indian lunch that she and Husband Ian were holding at the cafe. They bought the material from Mrs Patel after seeing it although Mrs Patel wasn't shown. Mrs Patel was then mentioned on 24 March 2009 when Syd Chambers announced she was renting 13a Turpin Road, the flat above the bookies from her. In April 2010, she rents the flat to Syed and Amira Masood.


Erek

Erek
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Goran Kostic
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 7 May 2007
Last appearance 15 June 2007

Erek was a Polish builder who first appeared on 7 May 2007. Ian Beale was annoyed by him and the other builders, and when a feud broke out between Ian and Phil Mitchell, Erek helped Phil to humiliate Ian. He later started a relationship with Shirley Carter but it ended when Shirley's son Deano spoke badly about her, Erek punched him and Shirley then punched Erek.

Warren Stamp

Warren Stamp
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Will Mellor
Created by Alison Fisher
Duration 2007
First appearance 28 May 2007
Last appearance 31 May 2007
Profile
Occupation Salesman

Warren Stamp was a salesman who asked Preeti Choraria out on a date after trying to sell her supplies at Booty. He assaulted Preeti on a date leaving distinct bruises on her arm. A day later he went on a date with Carly Wicks where he put drugs in her drink in an attempt to rape her. She was rescued by Sean Slater, and Warren ran away.

Natasha Powell

Natasha Powell
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Natasha Gordon
Created by Rob Gittins
Duration 2007
First appearance 7 June 2007
Last appearance 8 June 2007
Profile
Occupation Social worker

Natasha Powell was the social worker who arrived in Albert Square to collect Tomas Covalenco from Dot and Jim Branning's house, after Dot phoned Social Services and told them that Tomas was the baby of an illegal immigrant, Anya. Dot ran away to Harold Legg's house, but later returned and handed Tomas over to Natasha.

Summer Swann

Summer Swann
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Daisy Fitter (2007)
Abbie Hackworth (2007)
Harry Swash (2007)
Isabella Hegarty (2007–09)
Rebecca Hegarty (2007–09)
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007–09
First appearance 21 June 2007
Last appearance 27 August 2009
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Date of birth 19 June 2007

Summer Swann is the daughter of Dawn Swann and Rob Minter. She has previously been played by on-screen uncle Joe Swash's son, Harry Swash,[9] Abbie Hackworth[10] and Daisy Fitter, but is now played by twins Isabella and Rebecca Hegarty.[11] Along with actors Ricky Groves and Kara Tointon, the character made her final appearance on 27 August 2009.

Summer was born on 19 June 2007 after her mother, Dawn, went into premature labour on the tube. Dawn made it to the hospital, where she safely delivered Summer with her best friend Carly Wicks by her side.

Dawn initially found it hard to bond with Summer as she still wanted to go out partying. However during a trip to Brighton in August 2007 with Summer and Garry Hobbs, Dawn accepted responsibility for her daughter and vowed to become a proper mother. As January 2008 approached, Summer saw her mother begin a relationship with builder Jase Dyer, and began modelling for catalogues after Dawn took her to an audition.

Dawn wanted Summer to be a model and entered her for the "Beautiful Baby" competition at the Queen Vic on her first birthday. Dawn put fake tan on Summer for the competition, which she later had an allergic reaction to, and was named runner-up at the end of the day.

On Summer's birthday in June 2008 May Wright returned to Walford, intent on kidnapping Summer from her family. May was married to Summer's father, Rob, when she was conceived during an affair Rob had with Dawn and May, unable to have children, had never quite gotten over it. Upon seeing Summer in fake tan, May branded Dawn a terrible mother before attacking her and her brother Mickey and then trying to make her escape with Summer, who she called Sophie. However, Mickey rescued Summer and locked May out of the bedroom, leaving May trying to break down the door, screaming "Sophie". Devastated, May went down to the kitchen and committed suicide by blowing the house up. Mickey then tried to throw Summer out the window but he dropped her when he passed out and Jase caught her. Dawn then pushed Mickey out of the window but passed out, so Keith rushed into the house and rescued her. All three were taken to hospital. Summer was declared healthy once checked on by doctors.

In July 2008, it was revealed that Jase had adopted Summer seen as Dawn had left the father section of her birth certificate blank.

More tragedy struck for Summer's family when her adoptive father, Jase, was murdered by members of a gang he used to run about with, on 26 August 2008. Dawn, Summer, Jase and his son Jay had been living at 89b George Street but the flat was cordoned off by police so Dawn and Summer moved in with Garry whilst Jay went into care. However, being in Walford proved too much for Dawn and at the beginning of September she and Summer went to live with their family in the Cotswolds. Dawn returned to Walford on 6 October for Jase's funeral, leaving Summer with her grandmother Rosie, and was adamant that she was returning to the Cotswolds in order to build a new life there with her daughter. However, after much persuasion from Garry, Dawn decided to stay in Walford and two weeks later, mother and daughter moved in with Garry and his flatmates Minty Peterson and Callum Monks.

However when her mother embarks on an affair with her boss Phil Mitchell, and after this is revealed to Garry he decides to giver her another chance and they leave Walford together by sailing on a boat.

Kenny Morris

Kenny Morris
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Ryan Philpott
Duration 2007–09, 2011
First appearance 25 June 2007
Last appearance 6 October 2011
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Police officer

Sergeant Kenny Morris is a police officer who was originally introduced as an associate of Ian Beale, who Ian gave free food to in his café, in return for an occasional police presence. He was later called to Shirley Carter's flat when a party was getting out of hand. He broke up a fight and was almost hit by Shirley, however, he ended up staying the night and having sex with her.

He later appeared in September 2007, involved in the storyline in which Craig Dixon attacked Patrick Trueman and Chelsea Fox and Deano Wicks tried to frame Sean Slater for the crime. In November 2007, Kevin Wicks sold Morris a stolen car. When Darren Miller told Kevin that the car was stolen and that Morris was a police officer, they stole the car from Morris and set it on fire. In October 2008, Morris returned to visit Stacey Slater's stall after Ronnie Mitchell called the market inspector about them selling stolen clothes. He later appeared when Dawn Swann accused Jay Brown of trying to set fire to her house. He appeared again when Max Branning called the police following a faked burglary at his home. On 12 January 2009, Morris appeared when him and a colleague found Danielle Jones sleeping rough on the Square.

He was first seen as a police constable, but later became a sergeant. On 15 January 2009, he appeared when the police had received complaints of a protest outside Gilly's Massage Parlour. On 7 January 2011, he visits Phil Mitchell after his son Ben has been accused of pushing Glenda Mitchell down her stairs. Morris later visits Glenda to take a statement from her.[12] He visits Phil again in October 2011, following complaints of grafitti.

Heather Trott

Marion Crawford

Marion Crawford
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Ann Firbank
Duration 2007
Appears on 29 June 2007
Classification Former; guest

Marion Crawford was the mother of Stella who appeared when Stella and her fiancé Phil Mitchell visited Marion and her husband Edward to announce their engagement. She apologised for her husband's absence, lying that he was out playing golf. Phil, however, saw Edward hiding in another room. While Phil was out of the room, Marion told Stella that she shouldn't be left alone with Phil's son Ben, and blamed her for the death of her other daughter, Catherine. After Phil and Stella left, Phil pretended to go back to the house to retrieve his lost phone, but instead confronted Edward for hiding from Stella. Marion then revealed that Catherine had died in Stella's care.

Edward Crawford

Edward Crawford
EastEnders character
Portrayed by David Quilter
Duration 2007
Appears on 29 June 2007
Classification Former; guest
Profile
Occupation Queen's Counsel

Edward Crawford is the father of Stella, who appeared when Stella and her fiancé, Phil Mitchell visited Stella's parents. He hid in a room away from Stella, and was confronted by Phil when Phil realised he was there, not playing golf as his wife Marion had told him. Edward revealed that he was estranged from Stella because he and his wife blamed her for the death of their other daughter, Catherine.

Cheryl Andrews

Cheryl Andrews
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Charlotte Palmer
Duration 2007
Appears on 3 July 2007

Cheryl Andrews was the wife of Bradley Branning's boss, Tony, who attended a dinner party with Bradley and his girlfriend Stacey Slater. An East End girl herself, she got on with Stacey, and told her of the merits of being married to a banker, including living in Paris.

Charity Kase

Charity Kase
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Morgan Crowley
Duration 2007, 2009
First appearance 9 July 2007
Last appearance 24 November 2009
Profile
Occupation Drag artist

Karl "Charity Kase" is an Irish drag act employed by Peggy Mitchell for a night in The Queen Victoria public house. He sings "Big Spender" to Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) and Bradley Branning (Charlie Clements), makes Bradley go up on stage and repeat his proposal to Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner) in front of the audience, and sings a duet with barmaid Shirley Carter (Linda Henry). After being to told by Sean Slater (Robert Kazinsky), he dresses up Deano Wicks (Matt Di Angelo) and making a fool of him.

He later appears when Shirley is in Brighton with her best friend Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) and they runs into him. He offers them a lift back to Walford because their car has been clamped.

In 2009, Kim Fox (Tameka Empson) books him for her sister Denise Wicks's (Diane Parish) wedding to Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet).

Zainab Masood

Shabnam Masood

Myra Sim

Myra Sim
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Naomi Ryan
Duration 2007, 2009
First appearance 17 July 2007
Last appearance 28 December 2009
Profile
Occupation Police officer

Police Constable Myra Sim was the police officer who investigated Wellard's kidnapping. She spoke to Mickey Miller and Gus Smith, and found the recently-departed Li Chong's stash of dodgy mobile phones. Mickey asked her not to tell Gus about the phones, which she did not. When Bert Atkinson later plastered posters of Wellard around Walford, she dealt with a complaint about them, telling Gus to take them down or he would be fined.

She appears again on 26 and 28 December 2009 following the murder of Archie Mitchell,[13] questioning Bradley Branning and Stacey Slater.

Jase Dyer

Jasmine Field

Detective Constable Jasmine Field, played by Karen Ascoe, is a police officer who, along with her partner PC Tony Webster, interviews Ben Mitchell on 24 July 2007 following months of abuse from his father Phil's fiancée Stella Crawford.

She returns on 11 February 2010[14] when she enters The Queen Victoria with other officers and walks over to the table where the Brannings are sitting. She arrests Dot Branning for assaulting her granddaughter Dotty Cotton, but releases her without charge as Dot is Dotty's primary carer.

Tony Webster

Police Constable Tony Webster was the police officer who, along with his partner DC Jasmine Field, interviewed Ben Mitchell following months of abuse from his father Phil's fiancée Stella Crawford.

Roxy Mitchell

Ronnie Mitchell

Craig Dixon

Craig Dixon
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Rory Jennings
Introduced by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 27 July 2007
Last appearance 7 September 2007
Classification Former, guest
Profile
Date of birth 20 July 1989

Craig Dixon arrived in Albert Square for an interview with Ian Beale, to work in Ian's chip shop. Ian employed Craig indifferently while busy cleaning up after his son, Bobby. Ian's daughter, Lucy, liked Craig and they started dating in secret.

On 3 August 2007, it was revealed that Craig had a gun in the glove compartment of his car. On 6 August, Lauren Branning invited him and Lucy to her house and they played truth or dare. Craig and Lucy left when they were interrupted by Lauren's sister, Abi. Craig later dared Lucy to shoplift from the Minute Mart. Craig also had a minor disagreement with Patrick Trueman when purchasing alcohol from the Minute Mart.

Ian found out about Lucy and Craig from Jane and Lauren at a party. Ian rushed to find Lucy and Max Branning offered to help. Ian and Max found Lucy and Craig in bed at Craig's flat. Craig was warned by Max whilst Lucy was told to button her top and get out. The next day after taking Lucy home, Ian reported the incident to the police and Craig was cautioned, much to Ian's annoyance. He visited Craig and gave him £300 to leave his daughter alone. Lucy and Craig later met in secret. Lucy took the cash and warned Craig that she would tell people about him if he didn't do what she wanted.

It was later revealed that it was Craig who attacked Patrick Trueman. A tape discovered by Kevin Wicks, showed him hitting Patrick over the head. Sean Slater, who had also disagreed with Patrick, was charged with the crime. On the same day, it was revealed that Craig and Lucy had got back together.

When Lucy played truant, she went to see Craig and got into his car, almost discovering his gun, but he stopped her by saying there was a wasp in her hair and quickly changing the subject.

On 6 September, Craig and Lucy ran away to a hotel. When Craig came out the shower topless, he made it clear that he wanted to have sex but she threw her drink on him and locked herself in the bathroom. She rung Ian on her mobile but Ian, Jane and Peter had gone looking for her so they never got the call. She left a message but it was cut short when her battery ran out. She persuaded Craig to leave the hotel by saying they would steal money from Ian. Lucy ran to her father, pretending to cry, and told the police that Craig attacked Patrick. Craig was arrested for attempted murder and was not seen again, resulting in Sean's freedom. However, Craig hid his gun in Lucy's bag. Steven, Lucy's half-brother, later attempted to use the gun to shoot himself but instead wounded Jane.

Alice Lord

Alice Lord played by Toni Palmer, was a family friend of Tanya Branning and her sister Rainie. When they were children they would call her "Auntie Alice", although she was not related to them. She lived on the same housing estate as the sisters, and appeared when Tanya tried to get in contact with Rainie, telling Tanya that Rainie had many men visiting her flat.

Rainie Cross

Rainie Cross, played by Tanya Franks, is the drug-addicted sister of Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner). As of April 2011, she has had four separate stints in the series, in 2007 (two episodes), 2008 (four episodes), 2010, and 2011 onwards. Rainie has been called "troublesome"[15] and "troubled".[16] Franks said that Rainie would be "unlikely to return without stirring up a bit of trouble".[17] Her most notable storyline is one of getting Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) addicted to the drug crack cocaine, which Frank said "gets quite dark and dirty".[18] She was given advice from the charity DrugScope on how to act the part and also undertook some of her own research.[18] The storyline attracted several complaints.[19][20][21]

Ellen Dunn

Detective Sergeant Ellen Dunn, played by Phillipa Peak, is the leading officer investigating the attack on Patrick Trueman. She interrogated Sean Slater, and later interviewed Deano Wicks when he was attacked after making a statement against Sean. One month later, she led a team of officers to arrest Deano and Chelsea Fox for attempting to pervert the course of justice

Zachary Carson

Detective Constable Zachary Carson, played by Jonah Russell, was one of the police officers investigating the attack on Patrick Trueman. He collected witness statements from Deano Wicks and Chelsea Fox, who claimed they saw Sean Slater attack Patrick, and later interviewed Patrick when he regained consciousness, distressing him until Denise Wicks told Carson to leave the hospital. He left Patrick his card, and Patrick later telephoned him and told him Sean was the culprit. One month later, the police officers arrested Chelsea and Deano after they had been discovered they were perverting the course of justice.

Alan Simon

Alan Simon
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Simon Meacock
Duration 2007
First appearance 10 August 2007
Last appearance 13 August 2007
Profile
Occupation Duty solicitor

Alan Simon was Sean Slater's duty solicitor when he was accused of attacking Patrick Trueman. He constantly advised Sean that he was allowed to answer "no comment", as Sean was getting irate with police officers in the interview room. He later visited Sean's girlfriend Carly Wicks.

Wayne Hughes

DC Wayne Hughes
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Jamie Treacher
Duration 2007, 2008, 2009–10
First appearance 17 August 2007
Last appearance 19 February 2010
Profile
Occupation Detective Constable

Detective Constable Wayne Hughes is a police officer who works for the Walford Police. He makes his first appearance on 17 August 2007 when he interviews Craig Dixon about what happened with Lucy Beale. He returns on 18 March 2008 when Lucy runs away and leaves again on 23 March.

He returns on 28 December 2009 following the murder of Archie Mitchell. He is the central colleague of DCI Jill Marsden. When a DNA screening begins, Jack Branning pays Hughes a bribe to make the samples disappear. Hughes contacts Jack when his nephew Bradley Branning is about to be arrested. He becomes involved in the chase with Bradley and he watches him fall to his death.

Jo Davis

Jo Davis
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Jennifer Taylor
Duration 2007
Appears on 20 August 2007
Profile
Occupation Receptionist

Jo Davis was the receptionist who booked Garry Hobbs and Dawn Swann a room in a hotel in Brighton. She was unable to book them a twin room, so booked them a double room instead, and assisted them in getting a cot for Dawn's baby Summer.

Len Harker

Len Harker
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Christopher Ellison
Duration 2007
First appearance 20 August 2007
Last appearance 24 August 2007
Profile
Occupation Rocking horse maker

Len Harker was a man who unknowingly helped Shirley Carter and Heather Trott to steal a car that Pat Evans borrowed from Kevin Wicks. As Shirley and Heather drove away to Brighton, Pat came out from the service station and called out that it was her car, but she slipped and broke her shoe. Len mended her broken shoe, and then offered her a lift to Worthing, where she had been heading for. After Pat accepted, he drove her to a run-down mental facility where Pat's long-lost sister Joan had been sent sixty years previously. After being refused entry, he helped Pat to break in, where they discovered that Joan hadn't died aged 22 as Pat had been told, but had been sent to a different hospital in the 1980s. However, while running from the police, he dropped the paper which revealed which hospital she had been sent to, but he searched the Internet and found the location. He took Pat there, where they discovered that Joan had only died a few years ago, and that she had married in 1963. He took Pat back to Walford, where he said goodbye to her, giving her his card, looked around, and then drove away.

He wasn't heard of again until Christmas Eve 2007, when it was shown through a montage of Yolande carol singing that Pat had received a rocking horse and a card from Len.

Will Passmore

Will Passmore
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Patrick Brennan
Duration 2007
Appears on 24 August 2007
Profile
Occupation Care home manager

Will Passmore was the manager of a care home called Springview, where Pat Evans sister, Joan, once lived. Pat and her companion Len Harker found the care home, and Will told them that Joan had died three years ago, but that she had been happily married to a man named Michael and was well liked in the community.

Damian

Damian
EastEnders character
Portrayed by James Hillier
Duration 2007
First appearance 27 August 2007
Last appearance 29 October 2007
Classification Former; guest
Profile
Occupation Businessman

Damian was Roxy Mitchell's fiancé whom she started avoiding calls from during her stay in Walford. Roxy told her sister Ronnie she was going to leave Damian and never go back to Ibiza, but Ronnie warned her to wait until she got the money out of his business. They then both got into an argument over the situation during which Damian turned up totally unexpectedly at The Queen Victoria. Later left after Roxy and Ronnie tricked him into believing Roxy's new boyfriend was Ian Beale and she was pregnant with Ian's baby and Roxy snogged Ian to prove she loved him with all her heart in front of Damian. Damian then left to go back to Ibiza.

Two months later, he returned to Walford to be with Roxy, who was then found crying on the bed pretending she had a miscarriage. Ronnie was horrified that Roxy was setting him up. Roxy tried not to let him know that she was using him only for the money to help Peggy pay off her £40,000 debts and the funds for her and Ronnie's future ownership of the Scarlet nightclub. On 29 October, Damian attacked Ian in the cafe when he discovered that he and Roxy were never even in love, and then got himself arrested by Jack Branning when he 'hit' Ronnie (this was set up by Ronnie, when she made him look like he was sexually assaulting her). Damian also realised what the Mitchell sisters were up to when he then realised that Roxy doesn't really love him, but is using him - only because he had everything. During the arrest, Ronnie made an excuse and told Damian why he was set up - because he owed her money, so he accepted her offer and then was taken in Jack's car. This was the very last time we ever saw of him.

Queenie Trott

Queenie Trott
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Judy Cornwell
Duration 2007–08
First appearance 25 September 2007
Last appearance 24 April 2008
Classification Former; recurring
Profile

Queenie Trott is the mother of Heather Trott. Queenie is a controlling woman, who prefers Heather to be at her beck and call. She regularly taunts, insults and demeans her daughter, always calling her by the name "Pig", but she does not react kindly to those who might want to lure her away. When Shirley Carter asked Heather to move out of her mother's flat and into hers, Queenie manipulated Heather into staying. Queenie claimed she was pleased to see her daughter leave, but then pretended to have an accident and Heather was so concerned for her mother's safety that she decided not to move out. However, Heather later heard Queenie laughing about her deception to a friend on the phone, mocking her daughter's stupidity, calling her a "stupid cow." Heather was so angry that she decided to move in with Shirley after all, only to find that Shirley had been evicted as she'd failed to pay the rent. Not wanting to remain living with her spiteful mother, Heather decided to pay the rent with money she had in her savings account. She sneaked back to Queenie's to find her savings book, but discovered that her mother had stolen most of her money.

She turned up on Heather's doorstep on 16 March 2008 to meet Heather's new fiancé, Minty Peterson. She blackmailed Minty and Heather, saying she would not leave unless they gave her their winnings from the wedding competition they were in. Heather revealed to Minty that Queenie had told her that her father walked out on them because he hated living with Heather. Minty then encouraged Heather to stand up to Queenie, which she did, prompting Queenie to leave.

Queenie later tried to stop Minty and Heather's wedding, revealing Heather's true identity to Marni from the magazine. Heather married Minty and later berated Queenie for trying to ruin her happiness, and Queenie left.

Queenie was mentioned in December 2008 when Heather stated that she wasn't surprised when Queenie hadn't sent her a Christmas card, and again in February 2009 when Heather assumed that she was at George Michael's house and reminded herself of her school days, being a fan of George, with Queenie bringing her down of her happiness.

Queenie is mentioned in October 2009, when Heather gave birth to a baby boy whom she named George, after George Michael. Heather phoned Queenie to let her know that she is a grandmother, but was unsurprisingly let down after she took low opinions of the birth. In 2011, Heather tries to visit Queenie but a neighbour tells her that Queenie moved to Eastbourne a few years ago, and that she wasn't worth Heather's time looking for her.

Tamwar Masood

Brendan Hughes

Brendan Hughes
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Tim Hudson
Duration 2007
First appearance 1 October 2007
Last appearance 9 October 2007
Profile
Occupation Lawyer

Brendan Hughes was the lawyer of Chelsea Fox and Deano Wicks. He represented them in court when they were charged with falsifying evidence in a police enquiry. Despite Mr Hughes' plea for lenience, Deano and Chelsea were sentenced to 6 months in prison.

Vinnie Monks

Tony Evans

Tony Evans
EastEnders character
Duration 2007
Appears on 15 October 2007
Profile
Occupation Psychiatrist

Tony Evans was a psychiatrist friend of Ian Beale, who agreed to take Ian's ex-stepson, Steven into his mental hospital.

Masood Ahmed

Felix Riley

Felix Riley
EastEnders character
Portrayed by John Webber
Duration 2007
Appears on 22 October 2007
Profile
Occupation Loan shark

Felix Riley was a loan shark, who tried to loan money to Peggy Mitchell when she was £40,000 in debt. When he explained that he would effectively be buying The Queen Vic from her and renting it back to her, Peggy threw him out.

Bird Meadows

Liam "Bird" Meadows, played by Brett Fancy, was a member of Terry Bates's gang of football hooligans. He caught up with Jase Dyer, a former member of the gang, in Walford and attempted to recruit him back into the gang. When Jase refused, Bird helped Terry and the gang to arrange a car crash for a man who had sent Jase to prison. When this failed to win Jase back, the gang raided The Queen Vic looking for him. In May 2009 he returned during Terry's trial,[22] though he was arrested for assaulting Billy Mitchell and holding Jay Brown hostage.

Terry Bates

Terry Bates
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Nicholas Ball
Introduced by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007–09
First appearance 25 October 2007
Last appearance 29 May 2009
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Date of birth 1945
Occupation Gangster

Terry Bates was the leader of a football firm, including Bird Meadows, Dee, and formerly Jase Dyer. Jase had arrived in London from Manchester aged 15, and Terry took him under his wing. After Dee told the police about Jase's unruly behaviour, Jase went to prison and came out a changed man, caring for his son Jay. In October 2007, Terry sent Bird to find Jase in Walford, and Jase met the gang at a pub. The gang later turned on Dee when they found out he had told the police about Jase, and arranged for his car to crash, injuring him severely. Jase expressed his wish to have no part in the gang, so Terry visited Jay while Jase was out, taking him to see a firework display.

Jase later found Terry in a snooker hall, and again said that he wanted no further involvement with the gang. After playing a game of snooker with Jase, Terry let him go home, watching him menacingly as he left.

Later, Terry decided to storm the Vic with a large group of hitmen, believing Jase was there on a date with Dawn Swann. Not finding him, Terry's gang smashed the place up, and attacked Roxy Mitchell, Ronnie Mitchell, Keith Miller, Mickey Miller, Darren Miller, Garry Hobbs and Patrick Trueman. He confronted Jase in the cellar and one of his gang members attacked Jase, knocking a pregnant Honey Mitchell down into some empty beer kegs, (who was then rushed to hospital by Jase). Terry later left the area with his gang members.

Terry turned up at the hospital, then later visited Jase's flat and turned Jay against Jase. After an encounter with Jase and Phil Mitchell lying about William Mitchell's 'death', Terry and Bird were arrested.

He returned to Walford on 25 July 2008, after Jase, desperate for money, agreed to work for him again. Terry reappeared in August, where he made plans for Jase to get some of his money back for him. It turned out that Jase has been stealing from him, and Terry, in retaliation, set Jase up, then returned to his flat and held Jay hostage. Jase and Billy Mitchell rushed to the rescue. A confrontation ensued where Billy managed to get Jay out of the flat to safety in Jase's van. Terry had his men beat Jase to the brink of death. After Jay made a frantic call to Honey, armed CO19 officers stormed 89 George Street and arrested Terry, his men and Billy, who had been hiding in the bathroom after seeing the gang standing over Jase and was too frightened to try to save him. Jase later died in hospital.

Terry returned in May 2009 during his trial. He got his wife Viv Bates to threaten Billy saying she will hurt Jay if he does go to the trial to testify. When his name is still on the witness list, Viv sent Bird and two other hitmen to hold Jay hostage. However, Terry was found guilty of Jase's murder so Viv left him, throwing her wedding ring at him. He then said he would have revenge on her.

Dee

Dee
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Steve Chaplin
Introduced by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007
First appearance 25 October 2007
Last appearance 8 November 2007
Classification Previous; recurring

Dee was a member of Terry Bates' hooligan firm alongside Terry, Liam "Bird" Meadows and Jase Dyer. It was revealed that Dee was the one who grassed Jase up to the police, resulting in Jase being sent to prison. Terry and his firm arranged a car crash for Dee, which left him severely injured.

Jack Branning

Raymond Storry

Raymond Storry
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Julien Ball
Created by Sarah Phelps
Duration 2007
Appears on 8 November 2007
Profile
Occupation Psychiatrist

Doctor Raymond Storry was a psychiatrist who worked at Tony Evans's mental hospital, who looked after Steven Beale. He told Steven's grandmother Pat Evans that Steven was ready to leave the hospital, and prescribed him some pills, which Steven later threw down Pat's sink.

William Mitchell

William Mitchell
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Toby Warpole
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007—
First appearance 13 November 2007
Classification Present; recurring
Profile
Date of birth 13 November 2007

William Mitchell, played by Toby Warpole, is the son of Billy (Perry Fenwick) and Honey Mitchell (Emma Barton).[23] On 20 March 2007, Honey finds out she is pregnant again and tells Pat Evans (Pam St. Clement), but asks her not to tell Billy. Pat persuades Honey to tell him, but he is distant initially. He soon comes round, following a heart to heart, and admits to being concerned, like Honey, that they would love the new baby more than Janet if it did not have Down's Syndrome, which Janet has. Honey reassures him it will not happen. After this, the two agree they want the baby and gradually tell their family. On the due date, Honey is knocked over during an incident at The Queen Victoria involving Jase Dyer (Stephen Lord), Terry Bates (Nicholas Ball) and Terry's gang, and she goes into labour. When the baby is born, it seems that he is stillborn because he is not breathing but he pulls through. Honey wants to name him after his father and feels guilty about being happy that he does not have Down's syndrome.

William leaves Walford with Honey and Janet on 2 September 2008 when Billy lies about giving Jase's money to charity, which led to his death. It is revealed a few days later that they are living with William's grandfather Jack Edwards (Nicky Henson). On 18 September 2008, Janet and William return when Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) wants a family photo taken. On 25 December 2008, he and Janet return again for Christmas but are not seen on-screen. In April 2009, when it is revealed that William is ill, Billy goes to see him, leaving his family, who are torn apart by the true identity of Danielle Jones (Lauren Crace) and her subsequent death, to see William. William reappears the following month, along with Janet, for Billy's 50th birthday party. In May 2010, Billy has trouble telling William and Janet that Honey has been involved in a car crash and that Jack has died. He appears in May 2011 when he meets Billy's girlfriend Julie Perkins (Cathy Murphy) for the first time as they play in the local park. In June, he visits Billy on Father's Day, and in July, William and Janet meet their niece Lola Pearce (Danielle Harold) for the first time.

Reception

The scenes in which Honey was attacked were subject to heavy criticism, with Ofcom receiving 78 complaints from viewers about the level of violence displayed, and concerns for the safety of her baby. The media regulatory body stated that: "In Ofcom's view the violence was not appropriately limited for this time of the evening when many children are available to view television."[24] EastEnders was found to have breached the broadcasting code on this occasion, though the BBC defended itself by stating that there had been a gradual build up to the event over several episodes, and that a content warning was aired prior to the episode's broadcast.[25]

Dave Stewart

Dave Stewart
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Vincent Carmichael
Duration 2007
Appears on 20 November 2007
Profile
Occupation Insurance salesman

Dave Stewart was a colleague of Max Branning who interviewed Max's son Bradley for a job as an insurance salesman. Stewart was impressed by Bradley in the interview and offered him the job, but Bradley turned him down as he didn't feel that it was the right career path for him.

Jamie Stewart

Jamie Stewart
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Edward MacLiam
Duration 2007–09
First appearance 29 November 2007
Last appearance 21 July 2009
Profile
Occupation Doctor

Doctor Jamie Stewart was an Irish doctor at Walford General Hospital who helped Ronnie Mitchell when she sprained her wrist. He flirted with Ronnie's sister, Roxy, who invited him to attend the opening of their new nightclub, R&R - which he attended on 30 November.

The character reappeared in May 2008 when Roxy had to go to hospital after fainting. Jamie gave Roxy his number. He later met up with Roxy at the Queen Vic, though was interrupted when his ex-wife Laura arrived and asked him to look after their son, Felix. Roxy got on well with Felix, but when she fainted and found out she was pregnant, Jamie told her that he couldn't commit to a relationship with her, as he was already preoccupied with Felix.

In 2009 he treated Stacey Slater after she fell and cut her head.

Bernadette Logan

Bernadette Logan
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Olivia Grant
Duration 2007–08
First appearance 10 December 2007
Last appearance 24 June 2008

Bernadette Logan was a child in Abi Branning and Ben Mitchell's school year. She was first seen when she took part in Dot Branning and Yolande Trueman's 2007 nativity play. Abi was jealous of her as Bernadette was playing Mary. After Abi tried to sabotage Bernadette to gain the role of Mary, she was demoted from narrator to the role of the donkey.

Bernadette later appeared at Abi's twelfth birthday party in June 2008, when she teased Abi about having a childish party, but they later became friends. In September 2008, Abi told her father Max that she'd confided in Bernadette about her mother Tanya's relationship with Max's brother Jack, and Bernadette had been calling Tanya a "scrubber". Max told Abi to stand up to Bernadette, and it was revealed that Abi had hit Bernadette (off-screen) and been suspended from school for four days.

Oscar Branning

Oscar Branning
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Gabriel Miller-Williams (2007–2008)
Charlee Hal and Neo Hall (2008—)
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007—
First appearance 14 December 2007
Classification Present; recurring
Profile
Date of birth 13 December 2007

Oscar Branning, played by Gabriel Miller-Williams until 2008, and Charlee and Neo Hall since 2008, is the son of Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner) and Max Branning (Jake Wood) and first appeared on 14 December 2007, being delivered by his father,[26] because it was too late for Tanya to go to hospital. The midwife is not present so Max has to follow her instructions over the phone. Oscar is named by his sister Abi (Lorna Fitzgerald),[26] although Max is not keen with the name. Tanya later asks Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) to be godmother and she accepts. In March 2008, it is revealed that every time Tanya looks at Oscar, it reminds her of when Max had an affair with Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner). In 2009, Tanya moves out with Oscar and Lauren (Madeline Duggan, later Jacqueline Jossa), after discovering that Max has been hiding his financial problems.

In January 2011, Tanya moves back to the square with Oscar and her new fiancé Greg Jessop (Stefan Booth), and rents Roxy Mitchell's (Rita Simons) house. Oscar is seen again at Tanya and Greg's wedding in April 2011, where he walks down the aisle with his mother. Whilst in the care of Tanya's mother, Cora Cross (Ann Mitchell), Oscar suffers a fall whilst playing but only suffers minor injuries.

Oscar is originally played by Gabriel Miller-Williams. In 2008, Miller-Williams was fired as the BBC were cutting costs, and it cost £300 a day to transport him to the set from his home in Leigh-on-Sea. His mother, Claire, said she was going to sue the BBC as she only found out he was sacked after a taxi failed to pick him up. She said, "It's a disgusting way to treat people. We still haven't had a call explaining why he was sacked. I've sent his contract to solicitors to investigate legal action." A BBC spokeperson said, "We're looking to hire local babies as we watch costs." They also said Miller-Williams' agent had been informed.[27] The BBC later issued a statement saying, "It is not unusual for babies to be recast several times in continuing drama series such as EastEnders. In this instance the decision to recast at this time was in part due to Gabriel's travelling costs. As the BBC strives to deliver value for money across all its productions, travel costs are a factor that must be considered."[28]

Gaynor Lucas

Gaynor Lucas
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Kathleen Frazer
Created by Diederick Santer
Duration 2007—
First appearance December 2007
Classification Present; extra
Profile
Occupation Beautician

Gaynor Lucas[29] played by Kathleen Frazer, is an old friend of Tanya Branning (Jo Joyner), who works in Tanya's beauty salon Booty. On 24 February 2009, Gaynor appears as part of an iconic episode of EastEnders featuring only black members of the cast. Gaynor arranges with Chelsea before they finish work to meet in The Queen Victoria public house for a drink. Theo Kelly (Rolan Bell) uses her to get Chelsea to come to the pub so he can speak to her. This episode marks her first credited appearance and first main speaking part.

Booty closes down in late 2009, so Gaynor loses her job. Gaynor works as a makeup artist for Denise Wicks (Diane Parish) wedding, to Lucas Johnson (Don Gilet). In February 2010 she gives out beauty treatments at Bianca Jackson's (Patsy Palmer) hen party. Gaynor resumes her old job when Roxy Mitchell (Rita Simons) reopens the beauty salon as Roxy's. When Roxy faces financial diffuculties, Roxy sells the salon back to Tanya, and Gaynor continues working there.

Others

Date(s) Character(s) Actor(s) Circumstances
01/01/07, 11/10/08, 11/09/09 DS Grimwood Steve Hansell A police officer investigating Pauline Fowler's murder. In October 2008 he investigates Max Branning's attempted murder case. In September 2009 he searches for Sam Mitchell who become fugitive for the murder of Den Watts.
11/01/07, 12/05–15/05/09 Dermot Scott Mean A man who came onto Stacey Slater, but ended up being beaten up by her brother Sean. In 2009 he and Stacey slept together.
11/01–08/05 Ellie Hazel Holder A nurse at Walford General Hospital. She appeared when May Wright pushed Dawn Swann down some steps.
15/01 Jonathan Iain Stirland
15/01 Jenny Hattie Ladbury
16/01–18/01 Dr Newton Rebecca Sarker
16/01–18/01 Maddy Annabel Scholey Naomi Julien's mortgage advisor.
29/01–30/01 Mr Rogers Alan Perrin
05/02–15/02, 04/12–17/12/09, 9/4/10[30] PC Andy Henderson Jem Wall A police officer involved in the search for missing Kevin Wicks. In 2009 PC Henderson questions Masood Ahmed about a car crash,[31] and appears again when Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell hold an event at the community centre, to say they do not have a licence. In 2010 he asks Billie Jackson about a witness statement he gave regarding a shooting.
13/02 Guy Andrew French
27/03–29/03 Nadezhda Irina Diva A Bulgarian woman brought in to work at the Launderette. Dot Branning berated her for booking too many service washes, so she threw a tantrum, jumping on the laundry.[32]
13/07 Sian Claire Adams A woman who Max Branning flirted with, who ended up being a supplier for his wife, Tanya.
17/07 Fin Danny Alder A vet who told Abi Branning that her guinea pig, Marge was pregnant.
03/09–05/09 Tamara Helen Coombe Gus Smith's date, twin sister of Tonicha.
03/09–05/09 Tonicha Rachel Coombe Mickey Miller's date, twin sister of Tamara.
24/09/07–12/03/08 Norman David Schaal Shirley Carter's landlord who she humiliated.
05/10 Pedro Joseph Thompson Manager of a gay bar which Carly Wicks worked at. Carly and brother Deano Wicks lodged at his flat.
09/10 Gwen Rebecca Jo Hanbury Chelsea Fox's cellmate.
08/11 Vicky Louise Fullerton Dee's wife, blamed Jase for her husband's injuries.
20/11–23/11 Monique Heather Cave Peter Beale's French exchange student who took a liking to Steven Beale. She left the Square when the Beales forbade her from seeing Steven, setting up Peter with Lauren Branning in the process.

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