Carl Andrews (actor)

Carl Andrews (1947 1990) was a British character actor. Andrews most notable role was as garage mechanic Joe MacDonald, British soap opera's first, and one of the longest serving, recurring black characters in the original version of the popular motel soap Crossroads.[1] Andrews remained in the role from 1978 until 1986.[2]


  1. "Crossroads creator dies after 50-year career". Birmingham Post. 21 September 2006. p. 8. garage mechanic Joe MacDonald (Carl Andrews) was the first black character to appear regularly in a British soap
  2. Bourne, Stephen (2005). Black in the British Frame: The Black Experience in British Film and Television. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 182. ISBN 0-8264-7898-0.

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