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Just Another Day: 1: EastEnders

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with John Pitman
Six films which go behind the scenes of places which are part of the British way of life.
It's spring in Albert Square. The daffs are out; the trees are in leaf and love is in the air.
Actually it's early March; the daffs are plastic, the leaves are made of material and tied on with cotton, and Den and Angie and Dot and Ethel and the gang are shivering on the outside set at Elstree.
Today Michelle and Lofty get engaged on a bench in the square. Lofty is frozen;
Michelle is laughing. She's got her baby to keep her warm - a large vest padded with foam and muslin - 'jolly useful place to keep a hot water bottle or a hip flask' says Susan Tully who plays Michelle.
It's not easy living in a fantasy world. People keep asking Susan where her baby is. 'I tell them the truth - it's hanging up in the dressing room.'
As the day goes on, there's tragic news about Willy; Wendy Richard talks about her private life and Leslie Grantham explains why he's writing to the Guinness Book of Records.
Oh, and June Brown - Dot - says she's not worried about people from the past selling her secrets. 'My acquaintances were far too elegant,' she says, 'and anyway most of them are dead.'
EastEnders' records, Nick Berry - 'Every loser wins' RESL 204, The Banned - 'Something outa nothing' RESL/12RSL 205 available from retailers
FEATURE: page 15

Contributors

Presenter: John Pitman
Interviewee: Susan Tully
Interviewee: Wendy Richard
Interviewee: Leslie Grantham
Interviewee: June Brown
Photography: Alex Hansen
Film Editor: Christine Garner
Series Producer: Ann Paul
Director: Roger Mills

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Just Another Day: 1: EastEnders

BBC Two England, 14 November 1986 21.00






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