Albert Square & Me:

The Actors of EastEnders

52 exclusive cast member interviews with Britain's most popular soap opera An unauthorised 25th anniversary tribute by the Walford Gazette, the world's only publication dedicated to EastEnders. The quarterly tabloid has been published from New York for the past 17 years with permission from the BBC.
On the cover/Peter McDiarmid Rex/USA: Wendy Richard and Barbara Windsor show Queen Elizabeth II around the studio, Nov. 2001

Edited by Larry Jaffee, editor & publisher, Walford Gazette

Forewords by Leonard Fenton (Dr. Legg) and Deepak Verma (Sanjay Kapoor)

8.25 x 11, 215 pages; 25 rare photos
ISBN: 9781440159879

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Behind-the-scenes at the long-running serial with Barbara Windsor, Steve McFadden, June Brown, John Altman, Sid Owen, Patsy Palmer, Pam St. Clement, Perry Fenwick, Natalie Cassidy, James Alexandrou, Derek Martin, Laila Morse, Danniella Westbrook, John Bardon, Wendy Richard, Susan Tully, Todd Carty, Leslie Grantham, Anita Dobson, Gillian Taylforth, Michelle Collins, Martin Kemp, Gretchen Franklin, Nick Berry, Lucy Speed, Martine McCutcheon, Michael Greco, among many others. Albert Square & Me celebrates the craft of acting. It explains how these actors ended up on this immensely popular show, what they did before they were cast there, and what they have done since on U.K. telly, stage and screen.
Among the 25 photos from the book: Wendy Richard and Larry Jaffee, London, 2004 Dot Cotton as drawn by June Brown's daughter, Louise Arnold
About the author: The Walford Gazette, a New York-based quarterly newspaper published and edited by Larry Jaffee continuously since 1993 with permission from the BBC, is the world's only publication dedicated to EastEnders (online at http://www.wgazette.com). Jaffee is a media professional with more than a quarter century journalism experience. His career highlights include regularly contributing articles to The New York Times at the age of 23, published in Rolling Stone at 24 and editing the prestigious resort newspaper Fire Island News at 25. Since then, Jaffee, now 51, has run various magazines, conferences and websites in the entertainment and media industry. He has taught journalism at Pennsylvania State University (MA, 1986) and Hofstra University (BA, 1980). While the Walford Gazette has been a labour of love, Jaffee ranks the newspaper among his most impressive accomplishments. He lives in New York City.