Hilary Maddox, as viewers will have seen, is the doctor in charge of the Intensive Care Unit which is fighting to save
Sarah-Jane's life. After the drama is over, and the child's life saved, a grateful Meg and Jill invite the Doctor up
to the Motel for a thank you drink. And from there on in, she becomes quite a friend of the family.
Crossroads may have been delighting audiences for almost a dozen years now, but for Anita West, her role in
the show was a total novelty. "It's been very nerve racking so far, to be absolutely honest, but they really are such
a lovely team. Everyone does their best to make you feel at home and after all, that's really what it's all about.
Without that kind of feeling you just couldn't do it. But everyone helps and you step right into a show that has a very
strong rhythm and a continuing cycle to it. It's like a jigsaw. You're another piece that has to be fitted
While this is Anita's first appearance in a long-running TV series like Crossroads she's become a familiar face
to many TV viewers in her variety of comedy roles. "I've done comedy series with Charlie Drake, Bob Monkhouse, Alfred
Marks and other people. I've guested on occasional shows and I did a couple of films." As well as this work, Anita's
voice can be heard enticing the public to buy various advertised products and for viewers in America she worked on a show
called 'The Ugliest Girl In Town', "which was actually a fellow!"
Obviously Doctor Hilary hasn't been established so far in the same way as the 'regulars' on the show, but Anita West
is well aware of the sort of acclaim that will probably arrive as audiences get to know her. And she also appreciates
just how popular Crossroads is with its millions of fans.