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"Uncle" made his first appearance 13 February 1986. He is portrayed by Leonard Maguire.

Storylines[]

Uncle was a Jewish pawnbroker and friend of Albert and Lou Beale from the Second World War years, whose real name is never mentioned. He is a semi-regular character and his first appearance on screen is in February 1986, when he visits Lou after 20 years to return Albert's watch, which Lou had recently given to her grandson, Simon Wicks.

Simon had pawned it to pay loan sharks after he borrowed £1,500 for his failed band and after he could pay no more, he came to Walford to hide from them. However, they followed him and he was subsequently forced to pay twice that amount.

While Lou's son-in-law Arthur Fowler is in prison, Uncle loans his wife Pauline money and he later helps Lou with her will. His last appearance is in July 1988 when he attends Lou's funeral.

List of appearances[]

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