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EastEnders: Dot's Story


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A film in the occasional EastEnders Bubbles series.
When Dot learns that the woman who adopted her during the war is dying, it begins a moving, painful and ultimately uplifting journey back to her wartime past.

Repeated 10pm on BBC Choice
EastEnders continues tomorrow 8pm

EastEnders: Dot's Story 7.30pm BBC1
Some of EastEnders' most touching and enduringly affecting moments have featured Dot Cotton (or Dot Branning, as she is now). Thanks to actress June Brown's remarkable ability to move her audience, few of us will forget her scenes with Ethel, as she helped her terminally ill best friend to die. Or her monologue at Lynne Slater's (first) hen party, as she reminisced about her childhood.

It's that Welsh childhood that forms the core of this EastEnders special when, in flashback, Dot looks back at her evacuation to Wales from London at the outbreak of the Second World War. It soon becomes clear that Dot harbours a guilty secret from those days, one that she has to confront when the story comes up to date. Alison Graham


Writer: Jeff Povey
Producer: Sally Stokes
Director: Joanna Hogg
Dot: June Brown
Gwen: Gwenllian Davies
Ewan Rhys: Parry Jones
Jenny Morgan: Ruth Jones
Young Dot: Tallula Pitt-Brown
Young Gwen: Eve Myles
Will: Dafydd Emyr
Dot's mum: Claire Thurgood

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EastEnders: Dot's Story

BBC One London, 2 January 2003 19.30

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