Dot Cotton is an iconic figure in EastEnders [BBC]
EastEnders character Dot Cotton has been in the BBC soap for thirty years, and actress June Brown is now a soap icon.
But she had quite the career before the soap, and as this throwback clip shows, she was once even in Doctor Who.
And as June celebrates her upcoming 90th birthday, she is set to be honoured in a one off BBC show, June Brown at 90: A Walford Legend.
She took up the role of chain-smoking, laundrette worker Dot in 1985, and has been an integral character ever since.
June Brown has played Dot Cotton for thirty years [BBC]
She’s been part of some hard-hitting story lines, including going on trial for the murder of her son Nick after she dialled for an ambulance too late.
She also helped her friend Ethel to die peacefully in a controversial euthanasia storyline.
However, before joining the EastEnders cast, June also had several other TV roles.
She had a small role in Coronation Street playing Mrs Parsons in 1970.
June Brown starred in Doctor Who before EastEnders [BBC]
She was also known for her Doctor Who role in 1773, as Lady Eleanor.
She starred alongside third time lord, Jon Pertwee.
Although EastEnders has taken up most of her time since 1985, June has also appeared in theatre.
She has appeared in plays such as Rebecca and Calendar Girls.