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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Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,700 episodes, 1990-2016)
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 Ian / ... (2,655 episodes, 1985-2016)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,819 episodes, 1986-2016)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,793 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Peggy / ... (1,561 episodes, 1994-2016)
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 Pauline / ... (1,545 episodes, 1985-2010)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,471 episodes, 1998-2016)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,465 episodes, 1985-2016)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,209 episodes, 1988-2012)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,200 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
Jessie Wallace ...
 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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19 February 1985 (UK)  »

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Trivia

Derek Martin who plays Charlie Slater had previously auditioned for the roles of Den Watts and Frank Butcher in the 1980s. See more »

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When Nick Cotton returned to the square in October 2008, the tattoo on his neck had disappeared. See more »

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Frank Butcher: Aw, Pat, what have you done to me?
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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 »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.32 (2011) See more »

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Brainwashed with soapy pap
11 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Licence fees to watch this trash, And pay for it with hard-earned cash? Humourless, no hint of laughter, God knows how it won a BAFTA!

We've now been subjected to "Eastenders" for twenty years. When, oh when is the Great British public going to see this awful soap for what it is? Crass Pap! This programme no more depicts reality in the East End of London than everyday life in Beirut, and never has done.

The Eastenders I know (the real ones) are kind, courageous, hardworking and loyal. And one of their greatest attributes is humour. It was the Eastenders who went through the worst of the London blitz and still stuck two fingers up to Hitler. And what do we see on our screens for five days of the week (including an omnibus)? Nothing but a bunch of moaning, wailing, "dead from the neck up" wimps, who seem to do little else than sit in a pub all day sniping at each other. What a great advert for Britain that is!! Do the writers actually believe this garbage they're pumping out? Obviously the woolly-minded section of the public does, but then I've heard that apparently anyone can be brainwashed into believing anything.


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