The veteran actor, who is known and loved for playing cigarette-smoking Dot Cotton on BBC soap Eastenders, is the subject of a documentary on BBC One tonight
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The BBC made a last minute change of schedule this evening, following the tragic news of June Brown’s death earlier today.
The iconic actress has passed away at the age of 95 after a long and illustrious on-screen career.
Veteran actor, once known and loved when he played the role of smoking opium Cotton dots above BBC soap Installer is the subject of a documentary on BBC One tonight.
‘June Brown: A Walford Legend’ airs tonight at 8pm, right after the regular EastEnders screening at 7:30pm.
The show follows the life of the Suffolk-born telecommunications icon from her tragic childhood to her tumultuous love life.
The documentary will be broadcast at the location of Panorama special ‘Obesity: Who’s Worried If I’m Bigger?’.
The investigative show, played by EastEnders actor Clair Norris, will premiere at a later date, which has yet to be announced.
June plays a part of Dot Cotton from 1985 to 2020 – a period largely filled with grimaces, eye roll, and cigarette puffs.
Dot’s marriage to second husband Jim Branning was a huge inspiration to her fans as well as critics.
Viewers will remember June, who was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2009 for her performance in a heartbreaking episode where Dot accepts moving an ailing Jim into a residential home after a stroke.
Fans are captivated by the devout Christian’s good relationship with her villainous son Nasty Nick.
Walford soap fans were stunned when their relationship came to a bitter end in 2015 when – in true soap fashion – drug addict Nick was killed at the hands of his own mother after when she gave him heroin and let him die.
It was one of the darkest moments in Dot’s life on the Square, but she remains a true legend until her death in 2020 and beyond, so fans have been deeply saddened. heart after the death of the actress.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/bbc-schedule-change-channel-airs-26634837 BBC changes schedule as EastEnders' June Brown tribute broadcasts