EastEnders (1985– )

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The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London.

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Series cast summary:
Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,554 episodes, 1990-2015)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,512 episodes, 1985-2015)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,732 episodes, 1985-2015)
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 Peggy / ... (1,554 episodes, 1994-2015)
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 Pauline / ... (1,536 episodes, 1985-2010)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,373 episodes, 1998-2015)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,308 episodes, 1985-2015)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,210 episodes, 1988-2012)
Patsy Palmer ...
 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
Jessie Wallace ...
 Kat / ... (1,105 episodes, 2000-2015)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,098 episodes, 1993-2015)
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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Crime | Drama

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19 February 1985 (UK)  »

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East 8  »

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Trivia

Steve McFadden and Ross Kemp had attempted to persuade EastEnders writer Tony Jordan to develop a spin-off for their characters, Phil and Grant Mitchell, which would star Barbara Windsor as their mother Peggy. The idea never advanced beyond informal discussions, but when the producers decided to reintroduce Peggy, McFadden and Kemp suggested Windsor play her. 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 »

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Zoe: This ain't the Sound of Music, he's not going to marry you.
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Crazy Credits

As of 2009, an updated satellite picture of East London is being used. And the title faded onto the picture rather than scroll up onto the screen. See more »

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Referenced in Human Traffic (1999) See more »

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Theme
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Allegedly, it's got better over the years.
19 August 2007 | by (Aberdeen, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I spent three months living in the East End of London in the latter half of 1987, when the show had been on the air for almost two years. It was considered a running joke there.

Why? Because it had an all-white cast. Every cast member and extra in the first couple of years was white.

The street where I lived was a long one, with over 800 houses, and to the best of my knowledge I was one of only three or four white faces living on that street. We were on the corner of the Indian and Turkish "quarters", and even if you excluded those two races the Asians and Afro-Caribbeans outnumbered the white people twenty-to-one. Plus, of course, of the very few white people who *did* live in the area, the vast majority were Scots like me - a "Cockney" accent was never heard.

That wasn't a racist rant, just a simple statement of fact. The BBC either couldn't be bothered crossing London to do their research before writing this soap, or else they only had white actors available and decided to bluff it out.

Either way, as I say, in the East End of the time, we considered it a comedy show. :-)


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