Pat was first seen on-screen in June 1986, over a year after the show debuted. The character’s introduction was the result of a deliberate policy “to add an extra edge of toughness to the show.” Prior to this point, Holland and Smith had begun to feel that EastEnders was starting to get “a bit soft”. During a meeting with scriptwriters, the programme makers decided to try and recapture some of the soap’s “original grittiness that seemed to be getting lost in its own success”. Thus the character of Pat was introduced to “add a new hardness to the atmosphere.”
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