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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Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,557 episodes, 1990-2015)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,514 episodes, 1985-2015)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,733 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 / ... (1,374 episodes, 1998-2015)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,310 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 / ... (1,099 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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Trivia

Danniella Westbrook has revealed that she became so affected by cocaine in 1995 that she would continuously mess up her lines, had to do take after take, was constantly late and needed prompts, and spontaneously fell asleep, once even passing out while she stood at the top of the Queen Vic stairs during filming, and was only saved from harming herself by Ross Kemp who caught her in his arms. 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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Ethel Skinner: [referring to punk Mary] You know what the bible said, "Help thy neighbour".
Dot Cotton: But it didn't say, "Help thy common slut that won't help thyself."
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
2 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Where to begin? Where to end? I never miss an episode of Eastenders. But is that saying it's so good that I can't bear to miss it? Not at all. It's not as good as it used to be, obviously. Gone are the days of truly shocking and scandalous story lines. We were hooked on "Who Shot Phil?" We were hooked on Max and Stacey's affair behind Bradley's back. Countless more mentions can be made, but I can't be bothered to write anymore haha. Hooked and shocked. That was once the magic Eastenders had on us. Now, where has it all gone? But, I will say, there is still hope for this once beloved soap. Lucy's murder wasn't all that, and the wait they are keeping us on is a bit much. However, it's the performances of it's actors that will keep me coming back for more. Adam Woodyatt has been particularly brilliant in the unfolding storyline. The writers would be wise to keep focus on him rather than anybody else at the moment, and to surround him by the best actors around.

And that's the point. Eastenders has been a hit and miss over the recent years. But I feel, if they can play their cards right, they can bring it back to top form. Never to the heights of several years ago, that's impossible. But it can be repaired.

6 out of 10, for that little bit of brighter future.


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