Eastenders Easter Special (2007)

Eastenders behind the scenes - camera crew and actors on the road

Eastenders behind the scenes © Kent Film Office

Director: Steve Finn

Writer: Christopher Reason

Starring: June Brown, John Bardon, Paul Kaye

Production Company: BBC

Kent Locations: Stansted, St. Giles Church, Wormshill, The Ringlestone Inn, Nr. Harrietsham and Court Lodge Farm

Popular BBC One soap Eastenders is about the ups and downs of the lives of the residents of Albert Square. In the Easter Monday special, Jim (John Bardon) arranges a day out for Dot (June Brown) to the village where she used to live.

First stop is the church Dot used to go to Sunday school where the vicar tells her that her old friend Margot recently died. Upset, she persuades Jim to let her visit her son, Douglas (Paul Kaye), which doesn’t go well so she returns to the church. Praying and considering whether she’s been a bad mother, Dot hears a baby crying and finds a baby Tomas under an ‘Asylum Welcome’ sign. Leaving her details, Dot decides to take the baby home.

Eastenders behind the scenes - camera crew and actors on the road

Eastenders behind the scenes © Kent Film Office

The episode is directed by Steve Finn (London’s Burning, Children’s Ward, Mile High), written by Christopher Reason (Casualty, The Bill, Young Dracula) and starring June Brown (Bean, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The 14), John Bardon (East Is East, Clockwise, Gulliver’s Travels) and Paul Kaye (Match Point, Dracula Untold, Blackball ).

The production chose to film in Kent at Stansted, St. Giles Church, Wormshill, The Ringlestone Inn, Nr. Harrietsham and Court Lodge Farm.

Stansted is a rural village in the Tonbridge and Malling district of Kent with schools, pubs, village halls and a recreation ground. The village has excellent transport links as it is near the M20.

This episode of EastEnders aired on Easter Monday April 2007.

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For more information about the programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m86d

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