Ethel and Albert was one of many popular radio shows of the 1940's that had a second life on television in the 1950's. The format was extremely simple and down to Earth following the middle-aged Ethel and Albert Arbuckle (Peg Lynch, Alan Bunce), through the minor triumphs and crisis of everday life. A gentle realism was the keynote of this series with blown fuses, burnt-out lightbulbs and ruined dinners being about the worst things that happened in Sandy Harbor where the couple lived. On radio, The Arbuckles had generally been the only characters heard but a few friends and neighbors wandered through the tv version from time to time.
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Ethel Skinner is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Gretchen Franklin. Ethel also features in a 1988 EastEnders special, entitled CivvyStreet, set on Albert Square during the Second World War, played by Alison Bettles. Ethel is an EastEnders original character and in the early years she can always be found wandering the square with her adored pug Willy. She and Dot Cotton (June Brown) are lifelong friends, and although they wind each other up, they are completely dependent on each other. In fact Ethel trusts Dot so much that she even asks her to help her die in 2000, after she is diagnosed with inoperable cancer.
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