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EastEnders Cast (1991)

1991 was EastEnders' seventh year.


Main characters

Ranking Character Played by Duration Number of Episodes Running total Previous year's ranking
1Grant MitchellRoss KempFull year8814612
2Arthur FowlerBill TreacherFull year865576
2Pauline FowlerWendy RichardFull year8654111
3Michelle FowlerSusan TullyFull year8055310
3Phil MitchellSteve McFaddenFull year8013713
3Sharon MitchellLetitia DeanFull year805272
4Mark FowlerTodd CartyFull year7412420
5Pete BealePeter DeanFull year715517
6Dot CottonJune BrownFull year685088
7Frank ButcherMike ReidFull year652984
8Ian BealeAdam WoodyattFull year645385
9Eddie RoyleMichael MeliaUntil September6210317
10Clyde TavernierSteven WoodcockFull year619019
11Kathy BealeGillian TaylforthFull year595229
12Pat ButcherPam St. ClementFull year584202
13Etta TavernierJacqui Gordon-LawrenceFull year577923
13Hattie TavernierMichelle GayleFull year577625
14Celestine TavernierLeroy GoldingFull year517224
15Rachel KominskiJacquetta MayFrom March4848 -
16Ricky ButcherSid OwenFull year4720712
17Nick CottonJohn AltmanJune to December42142 -
18Vicki FowlerSamantha Leigh MartinFull year4120018
19Sam ButcherDanniella WestbrookFull year406422
19Jules TavernierTommy EytleFull year406521
20Kofi TavernierMarcel SmithFull year354232
21Martin FowlerJon Peyton-PriceFull year2918622
21Lloyd TavernierGarey BridgesFull year294626
21Diane ButcherSophie LawrenceUntil July2916616
22Janine ButcherRebecca MichaelFull year115124
22Steve ElliotMark MoneroFrom October1111 -

Production

Disa 1991

Dot Cotton, the Squares' own good Samaritan, was forever taking in waifs and strays. In 1991 it was Disa and her baby Jasmine.

There were intense storylines for many of the EastEnders characters in 1991, with many of them experiencing unprecedented stress and heartache. The year began with some aspects becoming involved in the affairs of relative strangers. Pete became concerned about the home background of little Jason, the boy who started to hang around the fruit and veg stall and help Pete out.

When Pete discovered that the lad had been beaten by his father, he had no choice but to inform the Social Services. But when he then tried to find out what had happened, he met Jason's mother who accused him of interfering in things that didn't concern him and of being a pervert! Pete was distraught that his moral actions might have left the boy worse off than before. After a few years of hectic comings and goings of regulars, 1991 saw a slight decrease in the speed of these arrivals and departures. Most of the new characters who appeared during the year were temporary, seen only for the duration of their story. In some ways, the more significant movements occurred behind the scenes, because executive producer Michael Ferguson decided to move on towards the end of the year.

At the same time both his producers, Corinne Hollingworth and Pat Sandys also decided to leave, so by the end of the year, there was a complete change in the people responsible for making the programme. On-screen, however, the show introduced two brand new regular characters throughout the year. The first being Rachel Kominski, the latest in a long line of favourite characters.

Rachel was played by Jacquetta May with a good deal of warmth and humour; she managed to transcend the slightly cliched, middle-class college lecturer that she could easily have been. With her close involvement with both Mark and Michelle Fowler, Rachel managed to integrate into the life of the Square slightly better than some of the other middle-class characters in the programme's history. In October the second regular of the year to join was Steve Elliot, the young black cook with ambitions to see the world. First seen working as a chef in the Pizza Parlour, which by now had opened up in the premises once occupied by Den's Strokes wine bar, Steve was quickly offered a job at Ian Beale's Meal Machine.

On the debit side in this year there was the off-screen death of sad old Charlie Cotton. Diane Butcher decided to abandon her art college course and begin a new life in France. The final exit of the year happened in September with the brutal and unexpected murder of Eddie Royle.

Viewing figures

Episodes

# Ep.
No.
Date Director Writer Viewers (millions)
616 1 1 January 1991 Charles Beeson Linda Dearsley/Steve Waye 18.72
617 2 3 January 1991 Charles Beeson Ayshe Raif 19.91
618 3 8 January 1991 Richard Holthouse Tony McHale 18.45
619 4 10 January 1991 Richard Holthouse Tony McHale 18.18
620 5 15 January 1991 Stephen Butcher Gerry Huxham 18.97
621 6 17 January 1991 Stephen Butcher Gerry Huxham 18.66
622 7 22 January 1991 Nicholas Prosser Michael Ellis 19.39
623 8 24 January 1991 Nicholas Prosser Deborah Cook 19.23
624 9 29 January 1991 Charles Beeson Tony Jordan 17.90
625 10 31 January 1991 Charles Beeson Tony Jordan 18.06
626 11 5 February 1991 Terry Lland Charlie Humphreys 18.73
627 12 7 February 1991 Terry Lland Charlie Humphreys 19.89
628 13 12 February 1991 Stephen Butcher Rob Gittins 18.58
629 14 14 February 1991 Stephen Butcher Margaret Simpson 19.06
630 15 19 February 1991 Nicholas Prosser Charlie Humphreys 18.85
631 16 21 February 1991 Nicholas Prosser Susan Boyd 18.18
632 17 26 February 1991 Charles Beeson Tony McHale 17.15
633 18 28 February 1991 Charles Beeson Tony McHale 17.30
634 19 5 March 1991 Terry Iland Jez Simons/Jyoti Patel 17.53
635 20 7 March 1991 Terry Iland Trish Cooke 17.62
636 21 12 March 1991 Jonathan Wright Miller Christopher Penfold 17.73
637 22 14 March 1991 Jonathan Wright Miller Linda Dearsley/Steve Waye 17.96
638 23 19 March 1991 Mervyn Cumming Tony Jordan 15.29
639 24 21 March 1991 Mervyn Cumming Tony Jordan 17.53
640 25 26 March 1991 Charles Beeson John Milne 16.90
641 26 28 March 1991 Charles Beeson Gerry Huxham 16.05
642 27 2 April 1991 Jean Stewart Lisa Evans 16.70
643 28 4 April 1991 Jean Stewart Sean Egan 17.18
644 29 9 April 1991 Jonathan Wright Miller Rob Gittins 17.92
645 30 11 April 1991 Jonathan Wright Miller Tony Jordan 17.72
646 31 16 April 1991 Mervyn Cumming Tony McHale 15.47
647 32 18 April 1991 Mervyn Cumming Tony McHale 16.80
648 33 23 April 1991 Barry Letts Linda Dearsley/Steve Waye 14.80
649 34 25 April 1991 Barry Letts Barrie Shore 14.72
650 35 30 April 1991 Jean Stewart Deborah Cook 15.57
651 36 2 May 1991 Jean Stewart Deborah Cook 15.26
652 37 7 May 1991 Leonard Lewis Tony Jordan 15.63
653 38 9 May 1991 Leonard Lewis Tony Jordan 15.42
654 39 14 May 1991 Philip Casson Michael Russell 14.40
655 40 16 May 1991 Philip Casson Michael Russell 15.70
656 41 21 May 1991 Douglas Argent Gerry Huxham 13.24
657 42 23 May 1991 Douglas Argent Jez Simons/Jyoti Patel 14.39
658 43 28 May 1991 Geoff Feld Brendan J Cassin 14.84
659 44 30 May 1991 Geoff Feld Ashley Pharoah 16.11
660 45 4 June 1991 Leonard Lewis Charlie Humphreys 13.83
661 46 6 June 1991 Leonard Lewis Charlie Humphreys 14.94
662 47 11 June 1991 Philip Casson Tony McHale 14.73
663 48 13 June 1991 Philip Casson Gillian Richmond 15.48
664 49 18 June 1991 Charles Beeson Tony McHale 16.22
665 50 20 June 1991 Charles Beeson Tony McHale 16.16
666 51 25 June 1991 Richard Holthouse Helen Millar 14.71
667 52 27 June 1991 Richard Holthouse Lisa Evans 15.06
668 53 2 July 1991 Terry Lland Deborah Cook 13.08
669 54 4 July 1991 Terry Lland Deborah Cook 12.06
670 55 9 July 1991 Mike Dormer Rob Gittins 12.37
671 56 11 July 1991 Mike Dormer Linda Dearsley/Steve Waye 13.83
672 57 16 July 1991 Philip Casson Tony Jordan 12.95
673 58 18 July 1991 Philip Casson Tony Jordan 14.10
674 59 23 July 1991 David Andrews Grazyna Monvid 14.07
675 60 25 July 1991 David Andrews Barrie Shore 13.39
676 61 30 July 1991 Richard Holthouse Jyoti Patel/Jez Simons 13.14
677 62 1 August 1991 Richard Holthouse Gerry Huxham 13.23
678 63 6 August 1991 Mike Dormer Charlie Humphreys 15.27
679 64 8 August 1991 Mike Dormer Charlie Humphreys 15.46
680 65 13 August 1991 Philip Casson Brendan J Cassin 15.01
681 66 15 August 1991 Philip Casson Brendan J Cassin 16.44
682 67 20 August 1991 John Bruce Lesley Davies 14.60
683 68 22 August 1991 John Bruce Michael Russell 16.91
684 69 27 August 1991 Jean Stewart Ashley Pharoah 14.60
685 70 29 August 1991 Jean Stewart Andrew Holden 15.23
686 71 3 September 1991 Bill Hays Deborah Cook 15.36
687 72 5 September 1991 Bill Hays Deborah Cook 15.67
688 73 10 September 1991 Geoff Feld Tony McHale 16.03
689 74 12 September 1991 Geoff Feld Tony McHale 18.98
690 75 17 September 1991 John Bruce Tony Jordan 17.34
691 76 19 September 1991 John Bruce Tony Jordan 18.85
692 77 24 September 1991 Jean Stewart Susan Boyd 18.00
693 78 26 September 1991 Jean Stewart Lisa Evans 19.08
694 79 1 October 1991 Bill Hays Gillian Richmond 18.29
695 80 3 October 1991 Bill Hays Barrie Shore 19.73
696 81 8 October 1991 Geoff Feld Michael Russell 17.72
697 82 10 October 1991 Geoff Feld Michael Russell 19.39
698 83 15 October 1991 Barry Letts Lesley Davies 18.17
699 84 17 October 1991 Barry Letts Gerry Huxham 19.81
700 85 22 October 1991 Philip Casson Ashley Pharoah 18.27
701 86 24 October 1991 Philip Casson Ashley Pharoah 19.48
702 87 29 October 1991 Sue Dunderdale Tony McHale 19.55
703 88 31 October 1991 Sue Dunderdale Tony McHale 20.06
704 89 5 November 1991 Richard Holthouse Jyoti Patel/Jez Simons 17.89
705 90 7 November 1991 Richard Holthouse Helen Millar 22.44
706 91 12 November 1991 Mike Dormer Tony Jordan 19.75
707 92 14 November 1991 Mike Dormer Tony Jordan 21.31
708 93 19 November 1991 Barry Letts Susan Boyd 20.39
709 94 21 November 1991 Barry Letts Linda Dearsley/Steve Waye 21.78
710 95 26 November 1991 Jean Stewart Brendan J Cassin 19.60
711 96 28 November 1991 Jean Stewart Brendan J Cassin 20.95
712 97 3 December 1991 Douglas Argent Gerry Huxham 19.65
713 98 5 December 1991 Douglas Argent Gerry Huxham 20.51
714 99 10 December 1991 Richard Holthouse Lisa Evans 18.84
715 100 12 December 1991 Richard Holthouse Judy Forshaw 20.00
716 101 17 December 1991 Jonathan Wright Miller Michael Russell 19.11
717 102 19 December 1991 Jonathan Wright Miller Michael Russell 20.26
718 103 24 December 1991 David Innes Edwards Tony McHale 16.58
719 104 26 December 1991 David Innes Edwards Tony McHale 18.87
720 105 31 December 1991 Charles Beeson Deborah Cook 19.72


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