In the BBC movie Babs, Jaime Winstone previously portrayed a young Barbara Windsor.
BBC’s signature soap According to EastEnders’ announcement, the show will transport viewers to 1979 through flashbacks of the illustrious Mitchell family. One of EastEnder’s most notorious families with recognisable characters is the Mitchell family.
This includes Peggy Mitchell, the late Dame Barbara Windsor’s portrayal of the role. From 1994 to 2010 again from 2013 to 2016, Barbara portrayed Peggy.
Barbara was identified as having Alzheimer’s disease in 2014, and she passed away in 2020 at the age of 83. As a result, Peggy Mitchell, who is known for being fiercely protective of her family and surname, has not been performed since. However, what are the details of the episode and when will it air?
When will the episode from the past air?
The special programme will premiere this fall, according to the BBC.
How will the episode play out?
The son of Peggy Mitchell, Phil Mitchell, is forced to confront his history in the special flashback episode. Additionally, there will be characters in the episode who have never appeared on EastEnders before.
Who are the newest members of the Mitchell family?
George Russo will portray Peggy’s husband Eric, Charlie Heptinstall will portray Billy Mitchell’s older brother Charlie, Dean Roberts will portray Dean Roberts will portray Billy and Charlie’s father Stephen. George Greenland plays Billy, Teddy Jay plays Grant, Henry Garrett plays Archie, Rose Reynolds plays Glenda, and Daniel Delaney plays Phil.
Who is going to play young Peggy?
Jaime Winstone, who starred as Barbara in the BBC biopic about Barbara’s life titled Babs, will play a young Peggy Mitchell. She has also appeared in Kidulthood, Mad Dogs, and Four Lives. It was Jaime’s first time playing Peggy and her second time playing Barbara; her father is the actor Ray Winstone.
She uttered: “It has been an honour to fill Peggy Mitchell’s and Barbara’s shoes for the first and second times, respectively. When you take on such a legendary job, there is unquestionably a good amount of pressure, but I really enjoyed it.”
As I got to portray Peggy Mitchell at the conclusion of my journey, playing this character has truly solidified my love and appreciation for Barbara. I hope I did her justice, and I have loved every minute of it. I can’t wait for everyone to see the episode.