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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.

Obituary: Alfred Roome

Alfred Wallace Roome, film editor: born London 22 December 1908; married Janice Adair (died 1996; one daughter, and one son deceased) died Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire 19 November 1997.

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Labour is already celebrating a win on 1 May. Through the letter box to the party faithful comes a special election issue of New Labour New Britain, offering all manner of general election souvenirs - a bit like buying your rock before setting off for the seaside. Creevey was particularly taken with the red rose silk tie, which also comes in blue for the Alan Howarthites, though in downmarket polyester.

OH I SAY! FREE KENNETHS

David Benson's Think No Evil of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams is that great rarity: a genuinely theatrical solo show. His impersonation of the exquisitely vowelled star of Round the Horne and Just A Minute is breathtaking, but this tremendous, award-winning show is far more than a trawl through Williams's life, letters and diaries.

Tributes pour in as Beryl Reid dies at 76 after pneumonia

Beryl Reid, the much-loved comedy actress with a love of men and "toff's lemonade" - champagne - died yesterday, aged 76.

They died with their boots on...

Comedy actor Roy Kinnear died in Madrid on 20 September, 1988, after falling from a horse while filming The Last Return of the Four Musketeers. He was 54. The 18-stoner suffered heart failure 26 hours after the accident, which took place while he was galloping over the cobbled Alcantera bridge in Toledo with co-stars Oliver Reed and Michael York.

Patrick Cargill, the perfect gentleman, dies in sleep

The actor Patrick Cargill, known to millions for his role in the hit television series Father, Dear Father died early yesterday, his agent said. He was 77. He died peacefully in his sleep.

Obituary: Jimmy Jewel

James Arthur Thomas Jewel Marsh (Jimmy Jewel), comedian: born Sheffield 4 December 1912; married Belle Bluett (died 1985; one son, one adopted daughter); died London 3 December 1995.

From Fringe to East End, Mad Frankie aims to be a hit

James Cusick hears why a notorious criminal has returned to his old `manor'

The Giles Smith interview

Jim Dale's career story would make a convincing 'Carry On' film: from comic to pop idol to Broadway star. Now he's a youthful 60 but he's still so ... well, rude

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