17 July 2013

The Eastenders from South London

On this week's show we talked about Camberwell and the famous people that were born there.
Two former members of the 'Eastenders' cast are from Camberwell, with one having much more impact than the other.
Pat Coombs was only in the show for a year, playing the Brown Owl of the Walford Brownies, Marge Green.
Coombs had broken through onto television screens as a cast member on 'Hancock's Half Hour' and had gone on to appear on 'The Dick Emery Show''Up Pompeii!' and, later, 'Birds of a Feather'.
Leslie Grantham played 'Dirty Den' Watts in 'Eastenders' with his most famous scene coming on Christmas Day 1986, an episode watched by 30 million people, over half of the British population.


 

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