What a fantastic episode of EastEnders last night. Did you catch it?
In the show, Dot’s husband Jim has had a stroke and been in hospital. HIs grandson, Bradley, arranged for him to come home for his birthday and there was an emotional reunion with everybody.
However, in real life, the actor John Bardon who plays Jim has had a stroke so agreeing to take part in this episode was incredibly brave. Watching the storyline unfold with the family all trying to understand him as he struggled to speak was incredibly moving. It was soap at its best and will have brought home to people across the country exactly what having a stroke and trying to recover from it really means.