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There were fast and furious scenes in the fictional London Borough of Walford yesterday as EastEnders stars put the pedal to the metal while shooting the soap's most explosive stunt ever.

Producer quits 'EastEnders'

The executive producer of EastEnders has quit just two years into the post after presiding over some of the BBC soap opera's worst ever audience ratings.

Cinematic Orchestra, Ronnie Scott's, London

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The men from literature and medicine who put on a show of vulgarity

The Carry Ons have been invoked for a liberal cause. What infamy!

Dance: The new Pan's People

Burn the Floor Royal Albert Hall, London The Cholmondeleys and The Featherstonehaughs Riverside Studios, London

Obituary: Bill Owen

PLAYING THE Nora Batty-chasing Compo in Last of the Summer Wine over three decades won Bill Owen many admirers for his performance as the moth-eaten, woolly hat-and-wellies-wearing pensioner lacking in social graces in a comedy that broke many of the rules of modern-day television. Owen made the lovable rogue one of the small screen's greatest comic creations.

Techno Bra can raise alarm

IT MAY sound like a joke from a Carry On film, but a new device could change the future of female security: the alarmed brassiere.

Obituary: Norman Rossington

USUALLY PLAYING a cheerful, down-to-earth, if slightly suspect working-class lad, the comic actor Norman Rossington was a veteran of dozens of films and television shows, though his face was more familiar than his name ("It's more important for me to be recognised in my profession," he once said).

Sport on TV: By Garnett, out of Hogarth, in the money

AS RESEARCHER'S jobs go, it can't have been the hardest assignment in the world to locate a bookie who's a bit of a character, but whoever found Barry Dennis for Modern Times: Bookies Never Lose (BBC2, Wednesday) still deserves a bonus for unearthing such a corker.

'There was this boss, right...'

Earl Okin, a London-based comedian and singer

Obituary: Johnny Moore

JOHNNY MOORE was the stalwart vocalist with the American soul group the Drifters.

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