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
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During the 'Who Shot Phil?' storyline, bookmakers William Hill said that around 50,000 bets were made on who was the culprit. Approximately 22 million viewers watched EastEnders on 5th April 2001, to find out that Lisa Shaw, Phil's ex-girlfriend, was the culprit. The episode caused the third-largest power surge on record (beaten only by the 1990 FIFA World Cup finals and 1984 climax of The Thorn Birds) and the kick-off of the Liverpool and Barcelona UEFA Cup semi-final was postponed for 15 minutes to avoid a clash with the scheduled episode. See more
When Nick Cotton returned to the square in October 2008, the tattoo on his neck had disappeared. See more
You're a wave short of an ocean, aint ya?
From 2000-2009, a satellite picture of East London was used with the Millennium Dome [now known as The O2] added to the picture. See more
Referenced in Little Britain: Episode #3.3