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EastEnders: Dot's Story (2003)

Dot travels to Wales to visit the now very ill woman whom she stayed with during World War II.


Joanna Hogg


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Credited cast:
June Brown June Brown ... Dot Cotton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jade Capstick Jade Capstick ... Heidi
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Gwen
Dafydd Emyr Dafydd Emyr ... Will
Robert Evans ... Dancing Boy
Rhys Parry Jones ... Ewan
Ruth Jones ... Jenny Morgan
Jason Magic Jason Magic ... Lost Boy
Eve Myles ... Young Gwen
Kenny Thompson Kenny Thompson ... Dancing Boy


Dot travels to Wales to visit the now very ill woman whom she stayed with during World War II.

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Release Date:

2 January 2003 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

North Wales, Wales, UK

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BBC Drama Group See more »
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Did You Know?


Like EastEnders: Flashblack (2015), EastEnders: Dot's Story (2003) is a prequel focusing on an event from Dot Cotton's earlier years. See more »


Spun-off from EastEnders (1985) See more »

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A touching look back at the life of the wonderful Dorothy Cotton
7 November 2005 | by walfordqueenSee all my reviews

This show was very sad and touching, Dot Cotton is an absolute legend and we were going back in time to look at her childhood when she was evacuated during the war. It brought many a tear to my eye watching the fabulous June Brown act out what was a well written and very realistic script. Easily one of the best actresses we have on TV today June played a blinder in this spin off show she really did. It was also good for someone like me who wasn't born during the war to go back in time and look at how some of the things were done back then. I'm not saying it was totally realistic but it was nice all the same. I recommend this to any fan of the totally wonderful Dot Cotton in EastEnders, it's nice to have more background on one of the best soap characters ever created.

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