Magda Czajkowski made her first appearance 5 May 1987. She is portrayed by Kathryn Apanowicz.


Magda was a half-Polish, half-English caterer from Leeds. She runs her own catering business called Symphony Foods.

She first appeared in The Square in 1987 to help Den Watts with the catering side of things at The Queen Vic, following Angie's departure.

Mags and Den become romantically involved and she often stays overnight at the pub. Mags sees their romance more as a bit of fun, and while Den's away starts a relationship with Simon Wicks, leading to him being sacked from his job at The Vic when Den returns.

As her relationship with Simon develops she decides she wants to live permanently in Walford and rents Kelvin's basement flat while trying to buy a house in The Square. Over the space of 8 months she ends up getting gazumped three times in a row, with the third time coinciding with her breaking up with Simon. Upset and exhausted, she decides not to settle down in Walford after all, and goes to live in Fulham with a friend who has a spare room, and which is closer to most of her clients.

She currently lives in Magaluf, Spain.

In an episode dated 17 February 2017, Shirley Carter said Kathy Beale will cook some polish food as she use to know a Polish girl called Magda.

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First and last lines

"A vodka and tonic please." (First line) "Hey-ho." (Last line)


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