A while back I was watching an old episode of the 1990s BBC comedy drama Lovejoy on one of the Freeview TV channels. For those who dont remember Lovejoy the series followed the escapades of the title character, a roguish antique dealer played by Ian McShane.
My eye was caught by a new character who was being introduced, Lovejoys new apprentice Beth Taylor. I looked at her and thought she looks awfully familiar. It took me a while to cotton on that young Beth was played by the same actress (Diane Parish) who now now plays Denise Fox in BBC soap opera Eastenders.
It is fascinating spotting early roles of now well known actors in these old TV show repeats.