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Tony Jordan interview: 'The BBC should bring back Eldorado'

23 October 2011 4:05 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The former EastEnders scriptwriter reveals he sheds tears for his characters and wants to create a new soap

"I'm really hating that I'm saying this, because I know that I've written your headline for you," Tony Jordan says, with a good-humoured giggle. "But I think we should bring Eldorado back." The former EastEnders series consultant is in ebullient form, arguing for the return of the BBC's doomed early 90s soap, Eldorado, sent to an early grave after only one year on screen.

"It's a fantastic brand – although obviously not in the way it was first done, and I wrote the first episode so I'm allowed to say that," he laughs. Jordan recounts watching the director's monitor and realising how bad the opening show was: "It was one of the worst things I'd seen in my life. I remember phoning one of the other writers and saying: 'We're in shit. It's like fucking Thunderbirds. »

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'EastEnders' Polly Perkins teases rocky Dot, Rose reunion

17 August 2011 9:21 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders' new recruit Polly Perkins has revealed details of her debut on the soap as Dot Branning's estranged sister Rose, admitting that the pair's reunion will not go smoothly. The former Eldorado star was cast in the role back in May and viewers will see Dot head off to Southend to find Rose in next week's episodes. Fans already know that there is animosity between the pair which began many years ago when Rose stole Dot's first husband Charlie. However, Dot organises her Southend trip in the hope of making peace. Speaking of the forthcoming scenes, Perkins told Inside Soap: "It is a surprise for Rose to see Dot after all these years and there's no doubt things will be up and down for them - they've got an awful lot of ground to cover." Meanwhile, discussing (more) »

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'EastEnders' films Dot, Rose reunion scenes

7 June 2011 6:22 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

EastEnders legend June Brown filmed on location yesterday for scenes showing her character Dot Branning reunited with estranged sister Rose. As announced last month, former Eldorado actress Polly Perkins has joined the cast of the soap in the role of Rose, who has had little contact with Dot for most of their lives. EastEnders filming took place at the seaside in Southend, Essex yesterday as the storyline apparently sees Dot track down Rose at her home near the beach. Scenes shot on the day saw Dot and Rose having (more) »

- By Daniel Kilkelly

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