Bushell on the Box: It's a Crying Shane to Waste Enders' Alfie
Byline: Garry Bushell
NOW Alfie Moon is back in the Vic, could you do us a favour, Peggy?
Could you buy him a new shirt? And maybe ask the writers to think his character through a bit?
Shane Richie is absolutely the best thing in EastEnders right now. The guy is gold dust, yet they're wasting his potential.
Consider the evidence. Alfie is supposed to be a fast-talking Jack the lad, BUT:
-He arrived last November, fresh from a three-year stretch in chokey, and hasn't even tried to pull. Why? It's wall-to-wall slappers in Walford (and that's just the Slater sisters). How much bromide did they put in his tea?
-That business with the bent ex-cop made no sense. Streetwise Alfie would know the only crimes the Mitchells deem out of order are grassing and kiddie-fiddling. He'd have taped Dougie and shopped him for blackmail.
-And if Alfie is such a cheeky chappie conman wouldn't he have talked himself and his unlikely family into a suite at the Dorchester, not a ropey Kings Cross doss-house? Alfie Moon could be Albert Square's salvation, but give him some big believable funny storylines - preferably written by Tony Jordan, cos I wouldn't give you tuppence for the other writers. …