|Played by||Jeannie Harris|
|First appearance||Series 2, Episode 2 (1989)|
|Last appearance||Series 2, Episode 4 (1989)|
Doreen was Lesley 'Charisma' Appleby's birth mother, though for years he had believed she was his sister and his nan was his mother. She had since emigrated to Australia, leaving Charisma's nan to raise him. Doreen returned for a visit with her Australian boyfriend Big Ron. When Doreen learned about Donna, Charisma's one time girlfriend who was now refusing to move out, she forcibly evicted her. She returned home soon afterwards.