List of EastEnders characters (2002)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 2002, by order of first appearance. Many were introduced by the show's executive producer, John Yorke.

Jack Evans[edit]

Jack Evans
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Samuel Timson
Joseph Timson
Duration 2002–04
First appearance 11 January 2002
Last appearance 10 May 2004

Jack Evans, played by the identical twins Samuel Timson and Joseph Timson, is the son of Barry and Natalie Evans (Shaun Williamson and Lucy Speed). He has a traumatic breech birth early in 2002. He is named after Natalie's younger brother. Jack initially lives with his parents, his grandfather Roy (Tony Caunter) and Roy's wife Pat (Pam St. Clement), but moves out of Albert Square in March 2003 following his parents' divorce. Barry is devoted to Jack and agonises over the fact that he cannot be a full-time father to him.

Jack's father meets an untimely demise early in 2004 and, as no will is in place, Barry's new wife Janine (Charlie Brooks) inherits all Barry's money and assets, leaving Jack with nothing. When Jack's mother discovers that Janine was responsible for Barry's death, she leaves Walford for a new start with Jack. Before they depart, Natalie and Jack plant a tree on the Square in Barry's name. Jack's last appearance is in May 2004.

Anish Mistry[edit]

Anish Mistry
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Ali Zahoor
Duration 2002–03
First appearance 25 January 2002
Last appearance 28 February 2003

Anish Mistry, played by Ali Zahoor, arrives in 2002 with his mother Nita Mistry (Bindya Solanki). Anish is about eight years old when he is first seen, and likes playing football. He leaves Walford in 2003 to live in India with Nita and her boyfriend Robbie Jackson (Dean Gaffney).

Minty Peterson[edit]

Main article: Minty Peterson

Minty Peterson, played by Cliff Parisi, He makes his first appearance on 11 March 2002. Minty's friend, Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), to look after his sister, Sam (Kim Medcalf). Minty becomes friends with fellow mechanic Garry Hobbs, but their friendship is tested when Minty dates Gary's mother, Hazel (Kika Mirylees). Hazel leaves Minty however, and he goes on to have a relationship with Phil's old girlfriend, Manda Best (Josie Lawrence). However Sam (now Danniella Westbrook) reappears in Walford, and this leads to Minty admitting to Manda that he still has feelings for Sam. However Sam leaves Walford again, and Minty decides to quit Walford himself in September 2010.

Tom Banks[edit]

Tom Banks, played by Colm Ó Maonlaí, is a firefighter who had been friends with Sharon Watts (Letitia Dean) when they were young. When he reappears in Walford in 2002 they become close again. They begin dating, and despite interference from Sharon's ex-boyfriend Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and Tom's psychotic ex-wife Sadie (Isobel Middleton), they stay together. However, things do take a turn for the worse for the couple, when Tom discovers he has a brain tumour.

Neil Miller[edit]

Neil Miller
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Robin Sneller
First appearance 7 May 2002
Last appearance 9 May 2002
Classification Former; guest

Neil Miller, played by Robin Sneller, is the adoptive father of Sonia Jackson (Natalie Cassidy) and Martin Fowler's (James Alexandrou) daughter. Sonia gave birth to baby Chloe in 2000, but decided to give her daughter up for adoption. Chloe was placed with Neil and his wife Sue (Victoria Willing), a childless couple, though this was not seen on screen. Neil and Sue changed Chloe's name to Rebecca.

In 2002, Sonia kidnaps Rebecca while Neil and Sue are out. Sonia tells their babysitter that she is a family friend, and snatches Rebecca, taking her to Walford. Neil and Sue work this out and trace her. While Sonia barricades herself inside her house, the Millers give Dot Branning (June Brown) fifteen minutes to persuade Sonia to hand Rebecca over before they phone the police. Just before the Millers are about to call the police, Dot successfully persuades Sonia to hand Rebecca over.

Sonia reads in a newspaper in 2005 that Neil and Sue have died in a car crash. This leads to her gaining contact with Rebecca again.

Sue Miller[edit]

Sue Miller
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Victoria Willing
First appearance 7 May 2002
Last appearance 9 May 2002
Classification Former; guest

Sue Miller (née Wilson), played by Victoria Willing, is the adoptive mother of Sonia Jackson (Natalie Cassidy) and Martin Fowler's (James Alexandrou) daughter. Sonia gave birth to baby Chloe in 2000, but decided to give her daughter up for adoption. Chloe was placed with Sue and her husband Neil (Robin Sneller), a childless couple, though this was not seen on screen. Sue and Neil changed Chloe's name to Rebecca.

In 2002, Sonia kidnaps Rebecca while Neil and Sue are out. Sonia tells their babysitter that she is a family friend, and snatches Rebecca, taking her to Walford. Neil and Sue work this out and trace her. While Sonia barricades herself inside her house, the Millers give Dot Branning (June Brown) fifteen minutes to persuade Sonia to hand Rebecca over before they phone the police. Just before the Millers are about to call the police, Dot successfully persuades Sonia to hand Rebecca over.

Sonia reads in a newspaper in 2005 that Sue and Neil have died in a car crash. This leads to her gaining contact with Rebecca again.

Gus Smith[edit]

Main article: Gus Smith

Gus Smith, played by Mohammed George, first arrives in Walford in May 2002, and soon begins a relationship with Sonia Jackson (Natalie Cassidy). However Sonia breaks up with him to reconcile with her previous boyfriend, Jamie Mitchell (Jack Ryder), though Gus continues to have feelings for Sonia for a long time. Gus is joined in Walford by his troublesome brother Juley (Joseph Kpobie), and also takes custody of Robbie Jackson's (Dean Gaffney) dog, Wellard.

Precious Hudson[edit]

Precious Hudson
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Judi Shekoni
First appearance 11 June 2002
Last appearance 19 July 2002

Marjorie "Precious" Hudson (née Hulton), played by Judi Shekoni, is the glamorous wife of gangster Angel Hudson (Goldie) and she is first seen in Walford in June 2002 when Angel forces his old associate, Paul Trueman (Gary Beadle), to keep a watchful eye over her. It turns out that Precious is Angel's fake alibi in a murder trial and fearing that she might skip town or be harmed before she can testify, he arranges for Precious to move in with the Trueman's and instructs Paul not to let her out of his sight.[1]

Initially Paul is unaware of the fact that Precious is Angel's wife, and so when she makes her amorous intentions towards him clear, he has no qualms whatsoever about having sex with her. When she finally tells him the truth, he is horrified, and petrified of what Angel will do should he discover what had occurred between them. Precious reassures him that their marriage is a sham and promises not to divulge the affair. However later that night, whilst Paul goes to get a take-away for them, Precious packs her bags and leaves. Paul is frantic, particularly when Angel shows up looking for her. Paul feeds Angel a story and he along with his brother, Anthony (Nicholas Bailey), goes in search of Precious, leaving Angel home alone with their father, Patrick (Rudolph Walker). Paul eventually finds Precious at her mother's hair salon, and desperately tries to persuade her to return, but she refuses and flees in a taxi. Paul returns home to discover his father bound and gagged by Angel, who is also holding Anthony's girlfriend, Zoe (Michelle Ryan), hostage. Angel attacks Paul, just as Precious walks in the door. She has changed her mind about returning because she loves Paul.

A few days later some shady characters are seen placing a bomb underneath Precious' car - timed to go off half an hour before she is due to be at the solicitor with Angel. However Precious had put her car into the local mechanics for a service and when it explodes only Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) is hurt but his injuries are not serious. Precious is furious that her life is under threat and she tells Angel she will lie for him in the trial but only if he gives her a divorce. Soon after Precious is kidnapped by the father of the man Angel murdered. He convinces Precious that the only way to get rid of Angel is to get him locked up. Precious realises that Angel will never divorce her and would rather see her dead, so she decides to tell the truth at the trial the following day, but to her horror Angel is found not guilty anyway.

Paul and Precious then decide to flee Walford for Spain. However an altercation at The Queen Victoria public house between the Truemans and the Slaters stalls their departure and after Paul gets into a fight with Garry he is taken away by the police. Meanwhile, Precious, who is waiting for Paul is caught by Angel.

Precious tells Angel she is in love with Paul and wants a divorce. Surprisingly Angel isn't bothered and he tells Precious that he doesn't care enough about her betrayal to kill her and that she can have her divorce. Paul is a different matter however. He promises that if he ever finds out that she and Paul are together, he will kill him. In order to protect Paul, Precious is forced to lie. She tells him she isn't in love with him and says she is just using him as an escape from Angel. After which she leaves Walford, leaving Paul with a broken heart. Her last appearance is in July 2002.[2]

Juley Smith[edit]

Juley Smith
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Joseph Kpobie
Duration 2002–06
First appearance 29 July 2002
Last appearance 27 July 2006
Created by Louise Berridge
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Waiter

Julius "Juley" Smith, played by Joseph Kpobie, first appears in July 2002 as Gus Smith's (Mohammed George) brother. He proves to be a problem for Gus, as he gets involved in crime, including firearm possession and the theft of charity money, which leads to his departure in April 2005. In September 2005 he returns and visits France with Gus, Minty Peterson (Cliff Parisi), Garry Hobbs (Ricky Groves) and Mickey Miller (Joe Swash). Mickey's father Mike Swann (Mark Wingett) sees straight through him and exposes him as a con-man. He returns to Walford and promises to change.

Juley then has a romance with Ruby Allen (Louisa Lytton). Their crush starts on 21 November 2005; however, they really push the limits on 12 December 2005 when they have sex together, despite watchful eye of Ruby's father, Johnny Allen (Billy Murray). The couple do not seem to care about what Johnny thinks, but Juley has a near-fatal encounter with Johnny on 15 December 2005 when Johnny ambushes him with a pair of kitchen scissors, with the intent to harm him. Juley is only saved when Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman) intervenes. It is subsequently revealed that Juley is working for Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), who is paying him to be with Ruby to antagonise Johnny. Ruby later moves in with Juley.

Juley starts to fall in love with Ruby and decides to call it off with Phil, who orders Juley to give back all the money he has been paid. Juley had put some of the money into his brother Gus's fund to see his dog, Wellard, who has been arrested for biting Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt). Gus catches Juley with the money, and forces Juley into confessing about his working for Phil. In January 2006, Phil wants Juley to end his relationship with Ruby, saying if Juley doesn't end it, he will tell Johnny the truth and Johnny will most likely kill Juley. Juley breaks up with Ruby in the harshest way he can, despite his true feelings. Johnny is released from hospital and finds out about Phil paying Juley. Johnny threatens to kill Juley if he ever goes near Ruby again. When Ruby returns to Walford after her father's arrest, Juley talks to her in the market to see if she is okay, but is badly beaten by Johnny's employee, Jake Moon (Joel Beckett).

In July 2006 Juley mugs Ruby and hits her, leaving her with a minor injury. He then steals £2000 from her which she was going to use for her holiday with her best friend, Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner). Ruby enters Scarlet nightclub to put the £2000 in a safe but when she is leaving the office, Juley creeps into the nightclub. Ruby is about to leave the club when she hears a noise coming from the office. This is where she finds Julie with the money and he runs away, pushing her onto the floor. The next day, Juley's brother Gus discovers the £2000 in Juley's bedroom. He alerts Juley that he knows what is going on and then tries to deliver the money through the postbox of Scarlet, but Jake is watching. He calls Gus inside the club to discuss what is going on. Gus lies, but then confesses to Jake that it is Juley who stole the money. Jake then orders Gus to find Juley and bring him to the club, otherwise he will report Juley to the police. Gus returns to the flat and tells Juley what Jake is planning to do to him. Jake closely follows Gus and demands Juley to open the door. Juley and Gus then hug and squeezed hands, which is followed by Juley escaping the flay by the back door, and then leaving Walford. His last appearance is on July 27, 2006.

Milton Hibbert[edit]

Milton Hibbert
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Jeffrey Kissoon
First appearance 9 August 2002
Last appearance 13 August 2002
Classification Former; guest

Milton Hibbert, played by Jeffrey Kissoon, is an old friend of Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker), who had grown up in Trinidad with him and his late wife Audrey (Corinne Skinner-Carter). Milton has arrived in the square for Patrick's son Anthony's (Nicholas Bailey) wedding to Zoe Slater (Michelle Ryan). Paul (Gary Beadle), Anthony's brother has suspicions of Patrick not being their father and Anthony secretly takes blood from Patrick and Paul. After the tests prove Patrick and Paul not to be father and son, Anthony sees a close resemblance between Milton and Paul. Milton's daughter Rebecca (Paulette Williams) later meets with Paul in the The Queen Victoria and they began to hit off, before they have the opportunity to have sex together, Anthony stops them and reveals the truth: Milton is Paul's father. After a heated Argument with Patrick, Milton is promptly thrown out and not seen again.



Rebecca Hibbert[edit]

Rebecca Hibbert
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Paulette Williams
First appearance 12 August 2002
Last appearance 13 August 2002
Classification Former; guest

Rebecca Hibbert, played by Paulette Williams, is the daughter of Milton Hibbert (Jeffrey Kissoon). She and Paul Trueman (Gary Beadle) begin to hit it off, much to the worry of Paul's brother Anthony (Nicholas Bailey), who has discovered that Milton is in fact, Paul's father and reveals this to Paul before he can have sex with Rebecca. Rebecca and Milton quickly leave Walford and have not been seen or heard from since.


Joanne Ryan[edit]

Joanne Ryan
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Tara Lynne O'Neill
Duration 2002–03
First appearance 20 September 2002
Last appearance 21 August 2003
Profile
Occupation Nanny

Joanne Ryan, played by Tara Lynne O'Neill, is hired by Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor) as a nanny to care for baby Louise Mitchell, much to Louise's mother Lisa Fowler's (Lucy Benjamin) dismay. Joanne is attracted to Louise's father Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) and is sacked when she tries to seduce him. Joanne also has a fling with the newly arrived Dennis Rickman (Nigel Harman). After being rejected, Joanne gets her revenge on Phil by renting his house to Albert Square's new doctor, Johnathon Leroy (Ivan Kaye) and his wife. After this she leaves Walford and has not been seen since.

Dave Roberts[edit]

Dave Roberts
EastEnders character
Portrayed by David Kennedy
First appearance 25 October 2002
Last appearance 7 November 2002
Classification Former; guest
Profile
Occupation Barman

Dave Roberts, played by David Kennedy, is an applicant for the position of bar manager at Peggy Mitchell's (Barbara Windsor) pub, The Queen Victoria. He wins Peggy over by claiming to know her son, Grant (Ross Kemp),[3] and starts the job on 28 October.[4] However he invites his dodgy friends to the pub, worrying Peggy about the type of customers he may attract.[5]

He makes it up to her by offering to check the fire alarms in the pub, but annoys her further by going through a drawer full of her personal documents and asking her about her daughter Sam's (Kim Medcalf) love life.[6] He goes on to question Sam about her relationships with Trevor Morgan (Alex Ferns) and Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen).[7] He later berates Sam for cancelling the pub's bonfire party in the aftermath of the deaths of Tom Banks (Colm Ó Maonlaí) and Trevor Morgan, but praises Peggy for the cancellation.[7][8] Sam becomes suspicious of Dave when he allows one of his friends to smoke cannabis in the pub.[9]

After one of Dave's friends barges into Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) in the pub, Peggy threatens to bar anyone who upsets her regular customers. Later that night, Sam catches Dave scheming with his friends to have a lock-in after hours.[10] She threatens to call the police when they don't leave, but Dave grabs her and starts to pull her shirt off. Sam knees him in the groin and runs away.[11] The next morning, the pub and the living quarters above are found to be trashed. Peggy is angry, but cannot get rid of Dave until his contract ends. Sam urges her to sack him sooner. Later in the bar, Dave starts getting close to Sam, at which point she tells Peggy what had happened the night before. Peggy tells her daughter that Dave wont get away with it.[12]

After Dave's friends cause more havoc in the pub, this time upsetting Roy Evans (Tony Caunter), Dave claims that Walford is "soft" without Phil (Steve McFadden) and Grant Mitchell around, which enrages Peggy further.[13] Peggy confronts Dave and tells him that she is terminating his contract with immediate effect. When Dave refuses to leave, Peggy tries to round up some of Phil and Grant's associates, but to no avail.[14] When Dave's friends trash the floral tributes to Tom, Roy steps in and tries to stop them, after Sharon (Letitia Dean) becomes distraught at the sight. The rest of Walford's male residents unite to drive the thugs out of town, and they are closely followed by Dave, who tries to steal some money from the pub's till, but is stopped by Sam wielding a baseball bat.[14]

Alfie Moon[edit]

Main article: Alfie Moon

Alfie Moon, played by Shane Richie, makes his first appearance on 21 November 2002, and leaves on 25 December 2005. He returns to EastEnders on 21 September 2010,[15] following the return of on-screen wife Kat (Jessie Wallace) two episodes previously. Some of the character's most prominent storylines have included: his turbulent relationship with – and later marriage to – Kat Slater; the dementia and death of his grandmother, Nana Moon (Hilda Braid); believing that Kat's son Tommy had died of cot death, whereas in fact Ronnie Branning (Samantha Womack) had switched him with her own deceased child; and his wife's affair with Derek Branning (Jamie Foreman).

Doris Moisey[edit]

Doris Moisey
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Marcia Ashton
Duration 2002–03
First appearance 28 November 2002
Last appearance 28 February 2003
Profile
Occupation Retired

Doris Moisey, played by Marcia Ashton, is a pensioner spinster who meets Jim Branning (John Bardon) at the gym in Walford and sets her sights on him. Doris pesters Jim and even starts going to his house to see him while his wife Dot (June Brown) is away. She sends Jim a Valentine's day card, and intercepts Dot's card in the post, making Jim think that Dot has forgotten their anniversary.

When Jim hurts his back, Doris gives him a massage on his bed, only to be interrupted by Dot returning home. After Dot refuses to sleep in the same room as Jim, he goes for a drink with Doris and is torn between the two women. Patrick Trueman (Rudolph Walker) persuades Jim to make a list of pros and cons about both women. Dot finds the list and leaves Jim, leaving Doris to think she has won. Dot later moves back in with Jim and Doris leaves Albert Square. She has not been seen since.

Spencer Moon[edit]

Main article: Spencer Moon

Spencer Moon, played by Christopher Parker, is the brother of Alfie Moon (Shane Richie). He falls for Kelly Taylor (Brooke Kinsella), however she initially refuses his advances. He then has a one-night stand with Vicki Fowler (Scarlett Johnson) which leaves her pregnant. However Vicki has an abortion. Spencer and Kelly then begin a relationship, however he is heartbroken when she does not return from working in Spain, as she has met someone else.

Nana Moon[edit]

Main article: Nana Moon

Nana Moon, played by Hilda Braid, is the grandmother of Alfie and Spencer Moon (Shane Richie and Christopher Parker). Her storylines include meeting Wilfred Atkins (Dudley Sutton), a fraudster who wants to con her out of her possessions. In 2005 Nana's health began to fail and she develops dementia, much to the worry of Alfie. Tragedy strikes when Alfie takes Nana to visit Normandy in France to see her late husband's grave.

Chris Wright[edit]

Chris Wright
EastEnders character
Portrayed by Tom Roberts
Appears on 13 December 2002
Classification Former; guest

Chris Wright, played by Tom Roberts, is the original applicant for the job of bar manager of The Queen Victoria public house who is usurped by Alfie Moon, who uses his name and identity three weeks earlier, and tells Chris by telephone that the position has been filled. Chris arrives on 13 December 2002 to talk to the landlady, Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor). Alfie, fearing his facade will be unravelled, thinks of a scheme to get rid of Chris and tells them his grandmother, Nana Moon (Hilda Braid) is Peggy. When Chris confronts Nana about Alfie having his job and insults Alfie, she tells him to leave and threatens to set the dog on him.

Kate Mitchell[edit]

Main article: Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell, played by Jill Halfpenny, is an undercover policewoman who grows close to Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden) in order to extract a confession of murder from him. However Phil is innocent, and once the truth is revealed the couple begin a relationship and soon marry. However the marriage ends, and Kate then has an affair with Den Watts (Leslie Grantham), Phil's arch-rival and the husband of her business partner, Chrissie (Tracy Ann Oberman).

Dougie Slade[edit]

Dougie Slade
EastEnders character
Portrayed by John Bowler
Duration 2002–03
First appearance 31 December 2002
Last appearance 24 January 2003
Profile
Occupation Retired Detective Sergeant

Detective Sergeant Dougie Slade, played by John Bowler, is a corrupt ex-police officer who was involved in the case which led to Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) being imprisoned for credit card fraud.

When The Queen Victoria pub wins the "East End Pub of the Year Award", Alfie is photographed and appears in the paper. Alfie is still using the false identity of Chris Wright, which he had used to get his job there. When Dougie sees the picture in the paper, he visits Alfie and threatens to expose his true identity unless he steals £4,000 from the cash till at the pub.

Dougie's plan is eventually scuppered when Alfie runs away and Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor), the owner of the pub, catches Dougie helping himself to money from the till. Alfie is exposed afterwards, but still keeps his job at the pub, due to his charm and charisma.

Others[edit]

Character Date(s) Actor Circumstances
Mikey Smith 30 July Leo Gregory Gus's and Juley's stepbrother who helps them redecorate Number 25 while Jim and Dot are visiting Carol Jackson.
Clive Mitchell 3 October Tony Selby An uncle of Phil Mitchell. He appears in October 2002 along with his wife, Elaine, at his great niece's Louise's "naming party", where her name is changed from Fowler to Mitchell.
Madge Mitchell 3–4 October Uncredited A great aunt of Phil Mitchell, who appears at her great-great niece Louise's "naming party", where her name is changed from Fowler to Mitchell. At the party she bores her great-great nephew, Jamie with her stories of the First World War. Peggy Mitchell reveals that Madge is 100 years old.
Ted Mitchell 25 December John Boswell Billy Mitchell's uncle who arrives for his wedding to Little Mo Morgan on Christmas Day.
Vi Mitchell 25 December Joan Linder Ted's wife and Billy's aunt who arrives for his wedding to Little Mo Morgan on Christmas Day.

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