Pauline Collins OBE became a household name playing Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah, in which she starred with real-life husband John Alderton.The pair then went on to appear together in the sitcom No, Honestly and, in later years, the ITV drama Forever Green.
10 times bitten, 100 times shy, after an especially disastrous set-up at her friends' engagement party, Nancy is basically done with dating.
She's reached the end of her rope, and is more than happy to hole up, seal up, and resign herself to a life alone.
That is until Jack mistakes Nancy for his blind date under the clock at Waterloo Station, and she does the unthinkable and just goes with it.
Because what if pretending to be someone else finally makes her man up, and become her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional, and slightly unstable true self?
Get ready for Dickens – the soap opera as award-winning writer Tony Jordan brings together some of the great novelist’s best-loved characters for a major new BBC drama.
Running across 20 half-hour episodes, and largely set in and around one cobbled street (complete with pub), Dickensian draws on Jordan’s experience as East Enders’ lead writer (he also created Hustle and had a hand in Life on Mars), giving viewers a chance to see characters from across Dickens’ many novels interact in a whole new way.
To help you sort your Bumbles from your Buckets, here’s our guide to which characters appeared in which stories, and who’ll be bringing them to life on screen.
The inquisitive inspector who solves the mystery at the heart of Bleak House, Bucket is as doggedly determined in his pursuit of justice as that other great Victorian detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Belfast-born Rea came to prominence with his Oscar-nominated performance in Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game.