Shannen Doherty, the star of Beverly Hills 90210, has never had a positive profile in the media, with an abundance of negative stories ranging from boyfriend-bashing to house-trashing. In this light, last week's story, about her refusal to pay a pounds 2 charge to use a Hollywood car park, adds up to something near an image rehabilitation.

EastEnders' June Brown (Dot Cotton) had her car stolen, and Kai Maurer (better known as Dieter), one of the first to leave Eldorado last year, has progressed to a job as a waiter in a London restaurant.

Elsewhere, Pat Sharpe got his hair cut, and Freddie Starr went on GMTV, spat water at Eamonn Holmes and insulted Lorraine Kelly.