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 The final Silver Street episode was broadcast on Fri 26 Mar 2010 and the final omnibus on Sun 28 Mar 2010
The ResidentsBack to the Chart
Pradeep Chauhan Pradeep Chauhan
Played by Ashvin-Kumar Joshi

DOB: 18th September 1959
FAMILY : Wife - Rita Children - Jasmine, Arun, Roopa, Krishan
LIVES: In a terraced house by the park, backing onto the canal.
WORK: Pradeep is the proud owner of  Saffrons, where he also works as head chef.
CHARACTER: Pradeep is a sensitive, family man. He loves being outdoors and getting involved in community projects, or cheering on Krishan's football team at weekends. He's not as modern as his wife Rita, or as sure of himself, and he often feels the sharp end of her tongue!
STAR SIGN : Virgo 


"I always like to keep myself active. I really miss working on the allotments now they've been sold off, and don't get me started on that! I love to get involved in community affairs, whether it's organising events at the Centre or the local Mela, and City Farm takes up a bit of time. But my biggest project has been taking over the running of Saffrons. Things were tricky for a while, getting used to Kuljit as manager and then Vinnie acting like he's the boss. I was really disappointed that I wasn't able to take up Mani's offer of a partnership. But now I'm the owner! (after a little help from Suresh).

"Rita thinks I need a bit more "get up and go" and that I let people walk all over me, especially Jai, but she's so much more confident and outgoing than me. The kids have definitely inherited that spark of Rita's too; they're so self-assured. It's great watching them when Rita's not around - they just take over and start bossing me about! Sure, sometimes I just want a bit of peace and quiet and I've got a refuge in the City Farm now. It's the ideal place to escape to from all the noise and rows, although I wouldn't change my family for the world really.

"I wish I could have spent more time with Arun and Jasmine when they were growing up, but I had to work mornings at the petrol station and evenings in the restaurant just to make ends meet. I thought things would be different with Krishan, but with the way things are going at the moment there's not much chance of that - with Rita working all hours now for the police, and Jas away in New York then jetting all over Europe now, I sometimes despair of us ever spending time together as a family again. That's why our trip to India was so great, all of us together for a whole week. I'm so grateful to Suresh for arranging it. It was just what Rita and I needed to get things in perspective and realise just how much we really love each other."
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