EastEnders spoilers: Andrew Sachs to play Stan Carter’s hospital roommate

Timothy West's character is to make the acquaintance of fellow patient Cyril in scenes to be shown next week

Former Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs will be seen doing a short stint on BBC1 soap EastEnders next week when he plays the role of Cyril, a hospital roommate of Stan Carter (Timothy West).


Stan, who is suffering from terminal prostate cancer, will find his condition worsening after he collapses at home and loses the feeling in his legs. The old curmudgeon is taken to hospital in an ambulance where he soon makes the acquaintance of Cyril.

But don’t be fooled by the behind-the-scenes smiles from both West and Sachs – Stan looks set to become increasingly frustrated by his fellow patient. And pretty soon there’s further anguish for Stan when he’s forced to reveal some devastating news to the rest of the Carters… 

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