) was a fictional character
in the UK soap opera Family Affairs
, played by Barbara Young
from 1998 until 2005.
Sadie first appeared in late November 1998 as Pamela Tripp
's gossipy and flamboyant mother, a former stage actor
. Sadie then took a job working for the villainous Pete Callan
serving behind the bar at bar/restaurant The Lock, and became one of Pete's few friends. She refused to believe that her daughter Pamela was being stalked by a former client, but after Pamela killed him in self defence, assisted her daughter in disposing of the body and keeping the incident secret.
After the body was found in 1999 Pamela accepted full responsibility for the crime, and Sadie was not charged. Pamela went to prison begging Sadie to forget about her and to never visit her in prison. Sadie apparently followed this instruction, and Pamela was rarely mentioned for several years.
Sadie followed Pete to continue working for him at his new pub The Black Swan
During her time on Stanley Street, Sadie began opening her home to various lodgers. In 2001, her sister, Gloria along with her husband Barry and their daughter Kelly came over for a visit from Australia
. When Barry and Gloria returned to Australia, Kelly stayed in Charnham with Sadie for a year. Kelly died on New Year's Eve 2002, after falling down the stairs after an argument with Matt Ellis
, the father of Kelly's daughter Grace (Kelly had agreed to be a surrogate... Read More