|Portrayed by||Michael Keating|
|Introduced by||Kate Harwood|
|First appearance||10 January 2005|
The Reverend Mr Stevens, played by Michael Keating, is a recurring character who is the vicar in Walford. His first appearance was in the episode originally broadcast on 10 January 2005, being introduced by executive producer Kate Harwood, and he has appeared in at least one episode in every year since.
He first appears to discuss Freddie Mitchell's christening with Little Mo (Kacey Ainsworth) in 2005. Following this he appears to discuss Den (Leslie Grantham) and Chrissie Watts' (Tracy-Ann Oberman) vow renewals, and performs the funerals of Neil and Sue Miller, Nana Moon (Hilda Braid), Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman), Pauline Fowler (Wendy Richard) and Frank Butcher (Mike Reid). Stevens occasionally visits Dot Branning (June Brown) to discuss her faith, including following the death of her friend Pauline and Dot's struggle when she takes on the responsibility of caring for a refugee baby. In December 2008 he returns, after Dot donates a substantial amount of money to have the church roof repaired. He feels it is his need to investigate whether Dot has donated from her own life savings but she does not want to make a fuss.
In March 2009, he arranges plans for Peggy's (Barbara Windsor) wedding to Archie (Larry Lamb), and also performs Amy Mitchell's christening in April and May 2009. In January 2010 he performs Archie's funeral. Stevens is also seen in March, performing Bradley Branning's (Charlie Clements) funeral. In September, he meets Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) and Minty Peterson (Cliff Parisi) to talk about a christening for Heather's baby George, and is confused about Heather and Minty's relationship. The next week he conducts the christening. In October 2010, Max Branning (Jake Wood) arranges for him to visit Carol Jackson (Lindsey Coulson) following the death of her son, Billie Jackson (Devon Anderson), but Carol gets angry as Billie was not religious.
In October 2011, he performs a funeral of a local man, but Dot's sister, Rose (Polly Perkins), who works in the doctor's surgery, fears she mistakenly killed the man by misplacing his test results. Stevens tells her the patient died of a bee sting, and a relieved Rose then flirts with him, much to the chagrin of Dot. A few days later, Dot reveals Rose's colourful past to Stevens. However, he is intrigued, and he and Rose share a drink at The Queen Victoria public house, as he wants to know more about her life. At a church social event, the pair become closer, resulting in Stevens asking for Dot's blessing to date Rose.
He, Dot and Rose later attend a Mayoral banquet, and on their return to Walford, they announce that the Olympic torch for the 2012 Summer Olympics will be passing through Walford. When Stevens visits Rose to invite her out, he finds that she has spend the night with Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker). In January 2012, he performs Pat Evans's (Pam St. Clement) funeral. On Maundy Thursday he performs the rite of washing feet on Dot and comforts her following the death of Heather. In May 2012, he speaks to Janine Butcher (Charlie Brooks) and Michael Moon (Steve John Shepherd) about their upcoming wedding, as Janine has decided on a church wedding for Michael. Michael tells Stevens that Janine is Jewish and has had three previous husbands, and Janine decides against the church wedding. In June he conducts the christening of Scarlett Moon.
In April 2013, Stevens visits Dot to ask why she has not attended Mass on Easter Sunday. Her friend Fatboy (Ricky Norwood) tells Stevens that Dot is about to lose her home, so Stevens convinces her that she has not sinned in the eyes of God.
|Portrayed by||Sarah Preston|
|First appearance||7 February 2005|
|Last appearance||23 August 2005|
Amanda Parry, played by Sarah Preston, is the friend and confidant of Chrissie Watts, first appearing in the show just before Chrissie and Den Watts are set to renew their wedding vows. She is aware of Den's nefarious behaviour and "colourful associates", and sympathises with Chrissie over the matter of Den's affair with Zoe Slater. She plots with Chrissie to get revenge on Den, and looks into Den's financial affairs, finding the secret account Den has opened for Zoe, who is pregnant with his child. Chrissie is enraged, but Amanda councils calm and convinces Chrissie to take a longer view so as to get as much out of Den as possible. She also prepares legal papers to put Chrissie's name on the deed to The Queen Victoria public house. Chrissie persuades Den to eventually sign (as a wedding renewal present) thereby making Chrissie co-owner of the pub. Amanda leaves after the vow-renewal ceremony, urging Chrissie not to go soft on Den.
A few months later, after Den's death, Chrissie is desperate to get full control of the pub (in order to sell it) and asks Amanda for help. Amanda returns to Walford, at which time Chrissie tells her that Den has run off with another woman and is in hiding again. Amanda wants to track him down, but Chrissie convinces her that it will take a long time to find him, and that she cannot stand to live in The Queen Victoria any longer, as Den's children Sharon and Dennis have returned. Amanda is aware of the way Den placed his "princess", Sharon, above all others (including Chrissie) and is resentful of her presence. In desperation Chrissie forges Den's signature on papers that give her full control of the pub, getting Amanda, after much hesitancy, to sign as the witness. Amanda then leaves Walford, taking the papers to lodge at court and Chrissie puts the pub up for sale.
|Portrayed by||Tristan Gemmill|
|First appearance||21 February 2005|
|Last appearance||25 February 2005|
Detective Constable Mitch Cowen was the police officer investigating the suspicious death of Andy Hunter, who was pushed from a flyover by Johnny Allen. They interviewed Johnny and his associate Jake Moon, but the eventual outcome of the investigation was that Andy committed suicide.
|Portrayed by||Charlotte Avery|
|First appearance||15 March 2005|
|Last appearance||1 November 2005|
|Date of birth||7 April 1965|
Tina was Johnny Allen's mistress for 10 years and supported him when his wife and older daughter were killed in a house fire. After making peace with Johnny's daughter Ruby Allen, Tina finally moved in with Johnny, where they seem to have enjoyed some measure of domestic tranquility between crises. She was made uncomfortable by Johnny's having hired an attractive barmaid, Amy, for his nightclub Scarlet, who Ruby later found him kissing, leading to her telling Tina about the whole incident. Johnny openly admitted to having a fling and shocked Tina with his attitude by trying to brush it off as though it was nothing, telling Tina to forget it, and she realised exactly what he was really like, and fled Albert Square for good.
|Portrayed by||Janet Amsden|
|First appearance||25 March 2005|
|Last appearance||9 May 2006|
|Date of birth||1931|
|Date of death||1 June 2006|
Sonia visited Margaret (under the name "Pamela") to see Rebecca. Margaret found out that Sonia is Rebecca's biological mother and since let Pauline (Martin's mother), Martin and Sonia visit Rebecca.
On 15 December 2005, Margaret admitted that she was getting tired so she let Pauline, Martin and Sonia look after Rebecca for Christmas 2005.
On 1 May 2006, Margaret visited Sonia to tell her she wanted her and Martin to be Rebecca's legal guardians. Just days later, she was utterly disgusted with Sonia, as she discovered that Sonia had left Martin and lied about being together. Sonia later visited Margaret, who was almost convinced to allow Sonia back into Rebecca's life, until Sonia told Margaret she was in a relationship with another woman, Naomi Julien.
The next day, Martin went to see Margaret and had more success as Margaret thought Rebecca would be more secure with Pauline and Martin.
On 1 June 2006, Martin received a phone call to say Margaret had died. Margaret's funeral was on Monday 12 June 2006.
|Portrayed by||Melvyn Hayes|
|First appearance||10 May 2005|
|Last appearance||17 June 2005|
Michael Rawlins first arrived in 2005 as was a driving instructor who taught Dot Branning how to drive. After a few lessons Michael made a move on Dot which she quickly rejected. She decided to stop taking any more driving lessons from Michael. Michael then threatened to tell Dot's husband Jim all about what had happened but Dot told him he wouldn't dare. Then Michael told her that he can recommend her to another driving instructor if she wants to continue taking lessons and then left never to be seen again.
|Portrayed by||Cathy Murphy|
|First appearance||23 May 2005|
|Last appearance||15 August 2005|
Patricia "Trisha" Taylor is married to Ray Taylor, who abused her. They had a son called Leo Taylor, who fathered Aleesha Miller. Leo became fed up of his abusive father and ran away with Demi Miller and their daughter. Leo took a heroin overdose when he thought Demi was dead, and died later in hospital. She maintained contact with Rosie Miller and sometimes looked after Aleesha, until Rosie, Demi and Aleesha moved away from London.
|Portrayed by||Mark Wingett|
|Created by||Kate Harwood|
|First appearance||26 September 2005|
|Last appearance||10 March 2006|
|Date of birth||1960|
Dawn tracked her father down and went to live with him in France years later. She invited Mickey to visit, not telling him about Mike. Mickey took Gus Smith, Juley Smith, Garry Hobbs and Minty Peterson with him. Mike exposed Juley as a conman, as he was one himself. He conned Minty out of his life savings and rode off into the sunset. He felt guilty and returned the money to Mickey, and sent Dawn back to Walford with Mickey, then drove away on the lookout for his next con.
He returned on Christmas Day 2005, turning up on the Millers' doorstep in Albert Square, following the illness of his mother Nora Swann. He was then persuaded to stay at the Millers' house by his daughter Dawn after he revealed he was penniless and with nowhere to stay. Keith didn't like that Mike was staying and tried to get him out but didn't succeed.
Mike stayed on the Miller's sofa, where Darren had hidden a large sum of cash he found. Mike found the cash and stole it, suggesting to Keith that he buy a new sofa as the old one was in poor condition. The old sofa was then burnt on a bonfire and the family believed the money had been destroyed.
Mike eventually found a job as a manager of Johnny Allen's club Scarlet. After spending some time with Rosie, he admitted he wanted to get back together with her. Rosie too started to realise her feelings for Mike had returned. Mike told her to leave Keith behind and go with him and take Darren and Demi with her too, but Rosie backed out and Mike left the Square on his own, once again abandoning his son and daughter.
After his mother died, Mike returned, and got Dawn involved in a scam to get Nora's money. Nora had left £5,000 to Rosie, but Mike got Dawn to pose as Rosie to get the money from Nora's carer, Kitty. Mike had told Dawn that he was going to start a new life in Spain for himself and Rosie, but in reality he had only booked a one-way ticket to Spain for himself. Dawn, Rosie and Mickey found out at the last minute and Rosie gave the money to Mike on the condition that he never came back.
|Portrayed by||Nina Fry|
|First appearance||17 October 2005|
|Last appearance||24 January 2006|
Amy first appeared in late October 2005 as a barmaid in Johnny Allen's club, Scarlet. Amy then had an affair with Johnny behind Johnny's partner's back, Tina Stewart. They ended up sleeping together. When Johnny left Albert Square and the new manager, Mike Swann, had done a runner, Amy became manager of the club. She last appeared when Stacey Slater's drink was spiked in the club by Deano Wicks in January 2006 and she and Stacey had a fight.
|Portrayed by||Sian Webber|
|Introduced by||Kate Harwood|
|First appearance||21 October 2005|
Richmal "Ritchie" Scott is Phil Mitchell's (Steve McFadden) lawyer, taking the place of Marcus Christie (Stephen Churchett), who helped Den Watts (Leslie Grantham) to con the Mitchell family out of their businesses. Ritchie is first seen when she visits Phil's mother Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) and gives her information and advice about Phil's upcoming trial for armed robbery. In November 2005, Ritchie gives Phil advice about his sister Sam's (Kim Medcalf) arrest for the murder of Den Watts, and in April 2006 advises him on his custody battle for his son, Ben (Charlie Jones), with Ben's older half brother Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt), following their mother Kathy's (Gillian Taylforth) death. In 2006 she works alongside Stella Crawford (Sophie Thompson), who meets with Phil when Ritchie isn't available.
Phil re-hires Ritchie in January 2007 to represent Sonia Fowler (Natalie Cassidy) when she is arrested for the murder of her ex-mother-in-law, Pauline (Wendy Richard). Ritchie appears again in January 2008 when Jack Branning (Scott Maslen) has recorded evidence that Phil supplied Kevin Wicks (Phil Daniels) with stolen cut-and-shut cars that led to Kevin's death.
In September 2009, upon the return of Sam (now Danniella Westbrook), she advises the Mitchells that Sam faces five and a half years in prison for perverting the course of justice, failure to surrender and travelling on a false passport. In June 2010 she visits Phil to talk about Ben's upcoming court case for assaulting Jordan Johnson (Michael-Joel David Stuart) and suggests that Jordan could change his story to say Ben was provoked. When Ben is due to attend Crown Court, Ritchie tells Phil that, based on a recent, similar case, Ben could get six weeks' custody. However, Phil is angry with Ritchie when Ben is sentenced to 10 months.
In December 2011, Phil re-hires Ritchie when he is arrested for the murder of Kevin Wicks after Denise Fox (Diane Parish) hands in a copy of Jack's recording. She returns soon after to warn Phil to flee the country as the police are coming to arrest him. Although she does not know why, it is for the murder of Stella Crawford. In March 2012, Phil's partner Shirley Carter (Linda Henry) confronts Ritchie because Phil is going to plead guilty to the manslaughter of Stella. Ritchie informs Shirley that Phil was attacked in prison. After Ian Beale reveals to police that Ben lied about Stella's murder, Ritchie informs Shirley of Phil's release from prison.
In April 2012, she appears with Billy Mitchell (Perry Fenwick) when he is arrested on suspicion of the murder of Heather Trott (Cheryl Fergison) after he is found in possession of a large amount of money, which the police suspect he stole from her before she died, though this is not true. Ritchie convinces Phil to tell the police that he loaned the money to Billy and he is later released on bail. In August 2012, Phil's son Ben (now Joshua Pascoe) confesses to Heather's murder. Ben refuses to let Ritchie represent him, which angers Phil. She is present when Phil's family are interviewed, and later informs Phil that Ben could face a minimum of 10 years in prison.
|Portrayed by||Trevor Peacock
Zac McGuire (flashback)
|Appears on||11 November 2005|
|Date of birth||Circa 1928|
Sid joins the army aged 16, lying about his age (he pretended to be 18) to become a "hero". He is consoled by William Moon (Dickon Tolson) before going into battle, which he survives, but William does not. 61 years later, on 11 November 2005, Sid meets William's grandson, Alfie Moon (Shane Ritchie), trying to force-feed his sick grandmother and William's widow, Victoria Moon (Hilda Braid), in a Normandy restaurant. When Alfie leaves the restaurant, Sid follows him to shout at him, but they end up having a heart-to-heart, both being unaware of their connection to William.
|Portrayed by||Danielle Lyndon|
|First appearance||29 November 2005|
|Last appearance||1 December 2005|
Doctor Isla McCulloch first appeared on 29 November 2005, when Alfie Moon was worried about his Nana's deteriorating health. She offered him help, but he declined, telling her he could look after Nana by himself.
In December, she visited Nana again, only to be seen by Alfie's estranged wife Kat, who presumed that the doctor was Alfie's new lover. Kat later saw her in The Queen Vic with another man, and confronted her. She revealed that she was Nana's doctor, and that the other man was her husband, Callum.
|Portrayed by||Julian Harries|
|Appears on||1 December 2005|
Callum McCulloch was the husband of Isla McCulloch, Victoria Moon's doctor when she was dying. When Victoria's grandson Alfie's estranged wife Kat saw Alfie and Isla together, she presumed that they were a couple. She saw Isla and Callum together and confronted them. Isla then revealed that she was Nana's doctor, not Alfie's lover.
|Portrayed by||Charlotte McDonagh|
|Appears on||8 December 2005|
Abby was the best friend of Stacey Slater. Abby had been spoken about in the Square when Stacey first arrived in 2004, and she was often telling Abby on the phone about the latest goings on.
When Stacey returned home to visit her ill mother, Jean, she saw a heavily pregnant Abby in a café. Stacey was upset with Abby because they had lost contact, and Abby hadn't told Stacey about the increasing severity of Jean's illness. When Abby lit a cigarette, Stacey called her "Vicky Pollard", which Abby responded to by making fun of Jean, calling her "retarded" and "a sket".
|Portrayed by||William Neenan|
|Appears on||9 December 2005|
Dominic Morton was the prosecution lawyer at Janine Evans' trial for the murder of Laura Beale. Pat Evans, who Janine was with when Laura died, told him that she could give Janine an alibi after previously lying and saying she hadn't seen Janine.
|Portrayed by||Pamela Cundell|
|First appearance||26 December 2005|
|Last appearance||10 February 2006|
|Date of death||16 February 2006|
Nora Swann was the sick mother of Mike Swann, who Rosie and Dawn visited in hospital. She got on well with Rosie and Dawn but didn't appear to get on well with Mike. Her illness was the reason Mike came to Walford and stayed with the Millers. She died on 16 February 2006 of pneumonia with Rosie at her side.
|William Moon||11 November||Dickon Tolson||William is Alfie Moon's (Shane Ritchie) late grandfather seen in flashbacks to 1944. William married Victoria Montgomery (Hilda Braid) in 1943 and left to fight in World War II when she was two months spregnant. Two months after Victoria gave birth to their son, Alfred Moon in 1944, William was killed in Normandy.|
|Alfred Moon||11 November||Uncredited||Alfred is Alfie Moon's (Shane Ritchie) late father seen in flashbacks to his birth on 18 April 1944. His father William (Dickon Tolson) was killed in World War II and his mother Victoria raised him alone. Alfred later married a woman named Cherry and had they had two sons Alfie, (born 1964) and Spencer (born 1983). Alfred and Cherry were killed in a car accident on Shrove Tuesday 1988, leaving their sons orphaned.|
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