Harold Legg

In his 12 years as Albert Square's resident GP, Dr Legg saw more than his fair share of suicides, breakdowns, abortions and murders. How did he sleep at night?

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First appearance:
19th February 1985
Last appearance:
8th June 2007
Occupation:
Retired doctor

In this sleepy corner of Walford, there isn't much call for a doctor's services - just the odd sprained wrist... maybe a sick note or two. Only kidding. In his years of serviceĀ as Albert Square's resident GP, Dr Legg saw more than his fair share of suicides, breakdowns, abortions and murders.

What can I do for you, Dot?
Dr Harold Legg

He was widely trusted within the community to give out sound advice and to comfort, reassure and keep secrets. How he slept at night with all of those confidences floating around his head, we'll never know.

Humouring hypochondriac Dot's various ailments and helping Mark Fowler come to terms with his HIV was all in a day's work for the dutiful doctor. However, he made mistakes too - failing to diagnose Vicki Fowler's meningitis and deciding not to tell Colin Russell of his multiple sclerosis.

He finally hung up his stethoscope to be replaced by dishy Dr Fred Fonseca, but returned to the Square for various funerals, and most recently to provide support for Dot in 2007.

Played by Leonard Fenton