The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.
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 Phil / ... (2,676 episodes, 1990-2016)
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 Ian / ... (2,624 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Pat / ... (1,820 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Dot / ... (1,780 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Billy / ... (1,451 episodes, 1998-2016)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,439 episodes, 1985-2016)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,209 episodes, 1988-2012)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,183 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Kat / ... (1,122 episodes, 2000-2016)
Todd Carty ...
 Mark (1,082 episodes, 1990-2003)
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A British soap that has been running since 1985, about the lives of people living on Albert Square in the fictitious Walford borough of East London. Written by James2001

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Trivia

Angie Watts was originally due to be played by Jean Fennell. Publicity photos for the Radio Times magazine were taken of her alongside Leslie Grantham (Den Watts) and Letitia Dean (Sharon Watts). However she was sacked before the first episode was filmed because producers decided that she looked too elegant for the role and because she tried to change the character of Angie instead of playing her as directed. At the last minute, after Jean Fennell was sacked, the role of Angie was offered to Anita Dobson. See more »

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When Phil and Grant are in the woods with Danny, the camera's shadow is visible several times. See more »

Quotes

Frank Butcher: You're a wave short of an ocean, aint ya?
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Crazy Credits

From 2012, the Olympic Park is visible on the opening credits. See more »

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Featured in Too Much TV: Episode #1.2 (2016) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Leslie Grantham
1 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

EastEnders was superb from 1985-1989 when Den was in it. They should have done more with him on his return in 2003. He was by far the best character the show has ever had.

The characters were much more interesting in 85-89 and the story lines were far superior. These days the characters change personalities overnight and the story lines are so bland that nobody cares.

It's a sad as the show has gone downhill so much. Den should never have been killed off the second time around. He had just got back into the Vic. What a waste.

If you are interested in following Leslie's career post EastEnders go to: www.gorgeousgrantham.com


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