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Lydia Simmonds' estranged son Norman to turn up at her funeral in BBC1 soap 'Eastenders'

Bosses at BBC1 soap Eastenders have cast George Layton in the role of Norman Simmonds, the estranged son of existing character Lydia Simmonds (Heather Chasen). The new character turns up...

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Eastenders forced to recast part of Janine's grandmother after original actress withdraws

Eastenders have recast the role of Janine Malloy's (Charlie Brooks) grandmother Lydia Simmonds following original actress Margaret Tyzack's (pictured) withdrawal from the show for personal reasons.