One of the highlights of Eastenders over Christmas was an episode where soap opera arch-villain Nick Cotton finds his old copy of The Sex Pistols 'Anarchy in the UK' in the attic of his long suffering mum, Dot. Later the bible-quoting Dot comes home to find Nick having sex with his ex in the front room - he quips 'you never did like the Sex Pistols, did you ma', as Johnny Rotten screams 'I wanna be anarchy' in the background. Earlier in the same episode, Cotton eats his breakfast to 'London Calling' by The Clash.
Let the record show that he had the 1977 French reissue of Anarchy in the UK, not the 1976 EMI original.
Nasty Nick Cotton has been in the series on and off since it started.This is him in 1986:
Actor John Altman, who plays Cotton, was previously a young mod in the 1979 movie 'Quadrophenia'
(you can watch the Eastenders Anarchy episode for a few more days on BBC iPlayer)