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Anna Wing (EastEnders)

Anna Wing (EastEnders)

(ITV) Emily has such great wit, especially with Norris

Born: October 1931 ~ Eileen Derbyshire, MBE is an English actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street. She has played the character since making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British soap opera.

Gretchen Franklin, who played Ethel Skinner, Albert Square's number one source for gossip. Accompanied by her pug, Willy, Ethel's malapropisms were a source of humor everywhere she went. Ethel passed away in 2000, actress Gretchen passed away in 2005.

Gretchen Franklin, who played Ethel Skinner, Albert Square's number one source for gossip. Accompanied by her pug, Willy, Ethel's malapropisms were a source of humor everywhere she went. Ethel passed away in actress Gretchen passed away in

EastEnders has given us many of TV’s most memorable scenes since the soap first hit our screens thirty years ago. Three decades on many of Walford’s original stars are still household names.

30 years on, whatever happened to those original EastEnders?

EastEnders has given us many of TV’s most memorable scenes since the soap first hit our screens thirty years ago. Three decades on many of Walford’s original stars are still household names.

Michel en Lofty

Then and now: Tom Watt as Lofty in the soap with Susan Tully who played Michelle Fowler (left) and now, a radio sports reporter, appearing on This Morning (right)

The fateful wedding day, Ian Beale marries Cindy Williams...

Adam Woodyatt set to take a break from EastEnders as Ian Beale suffers a mental breakdown

The fateful wedding day, Ian Beale marries Cindy Williams...

The soap set in salt-of-the-earth east London started all the way back in 1985, and has become an indelible part of British TV culture. So where are those original cast-members today? Image credits: Rex Features

What Happened To The Original EastEnders Cast?

The soap set in salt-of-the-earth east London started all the way back in and has become an indelible part of British TV culture. So where are those original cast-members today?

Kate Mitchell:  That last haircut by Chrissie was a doosie.

Kate Mitchell: That last haircut by Chrissie was a doosie.

Jessie Wallace

Jessie Wallace plays Kat on the Eastenders. Very pretty and a different look from the character of Kat. In NC, you can see Eastenders at Sunday on UNC Public TV.

Mickey, Darien and Demi Miller

Mickey, Darren and Demi Miller

Beales and Fowlers, 1985. The late David Scarsboro, who orginally played Mark Fowler, is top row, center.

Feb 1985 the BBC launched it's new Soap- Eastenders. The late David Scarsboro, who originally played Mark Fowler, is top row, center.

Derek Martin Eastenders

Look Who's Going Back To Albert Square...

Former ‘EastEnders’ star Derek Martin has revealed that his character Charlie Slater will be making returning to Walford. However, while Derek has agreed to star in the soap again, bosses are keeping.

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