Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Hello, Princess





Heavens to Betsy - Den and Angie's "Little Princess" Sharon (Letitia Dean) is 50 years old!

Now, I am the first to admit I am no fan of the eternal grimness that is BBC 1's "blockbuster" soap EastEnders - haven't actually watched it for years, and am inclined to do so even less now that its original round of "tarts'n'matriarchs" [Angie Watts, Pauline Fowler, Ethel Skinner, Pat Butcher, Peggy Mitchell - of the pantheon, only Dot Cotton is left, and she's 90] have all gone. However, the "curvaceous" Sharon - despite two long absences-of-leave - is still very much centre-stage in Albert Square, so at least there is some continuity of "bitch-slapping"...


But never mind all that. Here is the remarkable pairing of Miss Dean with fellow 80s EastEnders actor Paul Medford ("Kelvin Carpenter") - singing!


This really should have been a Tacky Music Monday. But it's Tuesday. Hey ho.

Letitia Jane Dean (born 14th November 1967)

6 comments:

  1. I, too watched it during the "tarts'n'matriarchs" era. Good to know the "bitch-slapping" continues.

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    1. Unfortunately they've been subsumed by what would appear to be an unending round of infidelities, unwanted pregnancies, violence and murder these days, it seems. Whatever happened to the "camp repartee" in our soaps..? I suppose since the deaths of their gay "founding fathers" Tony Holland (EastEnders and Tony Warren (Corrie), there was less of an incentive for "tarts'n'matriarchs" to be the pivot around which the plots revolved. Jx

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    2. I believe you've hit the nail on the head. It's gay men who make the world (and good plots) go 'round.

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    3. Definitely, darling - there's far more entertainment in E.F. Benson than Ernest Hemingway! Jx

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  2. "My son is in the kitchen eating a biscuit!" No one could whisper a line like this with more conviction than Letitia Dean!

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    1. Method acting at its very best from Dame Letitia. Next stop, Lady Macbeth at the National... Jx

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