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Roy Evans made his first appearance 26 December 1994. He is portrayed by Tony Caunter.


Roy Edmund Evans was born on the 5 June 1935 in Walford. He met and married Doreen Evans and they had a son Barry Evans in September 1961.

In 1971, Doreen died in childbirth along with the baby. Roy was having an affair at that time with another woman named Jane Williams. Roy fathered a son, Nathan Williams - a secret that would be revealed years later.


1994-1996: Relationship with Pat, car business and feud with Frank[]

In December 1994, Pat met Roy at a car sales auction. Her husband Frank Butcher, also a used car salesman, had absconded eight months before. Pat and Roy started dating and he moved into her house at 41 Albert Square. He even revamped Deals on Wheels. Roy and David Wicks ran the car lot. By late 1995, Pat was sure that Frank was gone forever. But on Christmas Day 1995, after almost two years away, Frank turned up at No 41. Him and Roy had a row, and Pat eventually chose Roy and Frank moved to Manchester.

1997-1998: Health problems, business partners with Frank and Paris World Cup[]

Roy had heart problems and in 1998 he suffered from a heart attack. This put strain on his marriage with Pat.

Frank had moved back to Walford and agreed to be just friends with Pat. Roy and Frank became friends and went into partnership.

Roy and Pat went to Paris in July 1998 during the World Cup.

Roy was always jealous of Pat and Frank's past, especially as Pat and Frank lived close together.

1999-2000: Money problems and Pat's affair[]

In early 2000, Roy had financial worries and Phil Mitchell supplied him with contacts for Roy to buy stolen motors. When Roy employed Janine Butcher, Frank's sharp eyed daughter, Janine knew that Roy was acting strangely - hiding papers and money and found out about the dodgy VIN numbers. Peggy was told and she was not pleased. However, Peggy wanted the scam to start up when she wanted to raise money to buy Dan Sullivan out of the Vic. Dan had betrayed Phil and the pub was won back off Dan.

In August 2000, Roy and Pat went on holiday to Spain with Frank, Peggy, Terry Raymond and Irene Raymond. While there, Pat and Frank realised there was still a spark between them. Pat embarked on a full-blown affair with Frank

In November 2000, they planned to run away together - but Pat had a change of heart. However Peggy and Roy found out as Peggy had shown Frank and Pat up in front of a pub full of customers. Roy always knew he could never trust Frank. Roy punched Frank later that night and said that he should have done that a long time ago. Frank left Walford that night, alone.

2001-2003: Making up with Pat, meeting Nathan and death[]

Pat and Roy managed to patch up their relationship on a more equal footing. When not keeping watch on his wife's roving eye, Roy kept busy keeping hapless son Barry out of trouble. All hell broke loose, when Roy's lovechild Nathan arrived in Walford. Barry resented his dad for a while, but forgave him.

Barry never forgave Pat for cheating on his dad and when she helped Frank's son Ricky Butcher cover up his affair with Natalie, it was the last straw. In March 2003, Roy died of a heart attack and Barry threw Pat onto the street with nothing.

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