Rose Chapman (née Hickey) was the wife of gangster Alfie Chapman. She made her first appearance 7 January 1993. She is portrayed by Petra Markham.


Rose Hickey was born in 1946 in Walford and went to school with twins Pete Beale and Pauline Beale. She was a year below them. Rose once had a crush on Pete at school and was a good friend of Pauline. Rose later met and married local gangster Alfie Chapman. Alfie's family kept a close eye on Rose, as she was only a Chapman by marriage to them.


Rose Chapman met up with Pauline in January 1993 after some years. Pete Beale became attached to Rose. It turned out that she was married to a psychotic gangster called Alfie Chapman. Alfie was in prison at the time but his brothers and sister and cousin were not and they disapproved of Pete seeing Rose. Pete decided to face the Chapmans and remain with Rose. Rose wants to divorce Alfie but finds out that he is dying of terminal cancer. Rose decides to nurse Alfie but cannot kep away from Pete. Alfie's family have her beaten up.

In May 1993, Alfie's cousin Jackie sees Pete and says she wants Alfie to die in peace. Pete goes to visit Rose in hospital and they make plans to go into hiding in order to escape the wrath of the Chapmans. The following day, Pete smuggles Rose out of hospital with Frank Butcher's help. They then leave Walford for a new life.

In December 1993, Alfie Chapman finally dies from his long illness and his death is reported in the Walford Gazette. Pauline wants Pete to come home and she wants to put an announcement in the national newspapers. Pete and Rose decided to return to Walford but they are killed in a car accident which was arranged by the Chapmans, meaning the Beale vs Chapman war had ended up in 2 deaths.

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