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 / ... (2,468 episodes, 1990-2014)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,434 episodes, 1985-2014)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,673 episodes, 1985-2014)
 Peggy / ... (1,551 episodes, 1994-2013)
 Pauline / ... (1,536 episodes, 1985-2010)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,320 episodes, 1998-2014)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,220 episodes, 1985-2014)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,210 episodes, 1988-2012)
Patsy Palmer ...
 Bianca / ... (1,136 episodes, 1993-2014)
Todd Carty ...
 Mark (1,081 episodes, 1990-2003)
Jessie Wallace ...
 Kat / ... (1,033 episodes, 2000-2014)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,033 episodes, 1993-2014)
 Grant (997 episodes, 1990-2006)


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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Release Date:

19 February 1985 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

East 8  »

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(1985-1991)| (1991-)


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jill Gascoine was originally cast in the role of Glenda Mitchell, but withdrew from her filming commitments during her first day on set, as she felt that she "lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama". The part was subsequently recast to Glynis Barber. See more »


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


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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From 1985-1993, the series titles was a black and white city with a bright blue river. See more »


Referenced in Have I Got News for You: Episode #30.7 (2005) See more »


by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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This show has it up and downs a lot
4 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I Have always watched Eastender even when people say is really bad, I stick with, I Really like some of the story lines I Really like back 2000, it has great storyline such, Zoe and Kat, Lmo and Trevor, after that show did go down really fast, it last few year it as picked up again, it two year on Xmas day this show 15m people watched it and that has the last Eastender or any other never got that many viewers ago and was one of the biggest successes in British soap television. In 2008/9, Danielle came into show looking for her mum but what didn't know that her mum who is Ronnie Mitchell was told by her dad that she died when she baby. April 1st 2009 it came out in one of most saddest scenes ever made. Ronnie was outstanding in that scenes, it didn't feel like soap, it felt like watching a movie was about 11.5 million viewers saw this happen at the moment highest rated soap of the year EastEnders have tackled a story of child grooming involving the characters Tony King and Whitney Dean as well involving character Lauren Branning at moment show is show talking about Bipolar disorder girl who seem to have from her mum, it great storyline and great acting to.

Also In June 2009, Syed begins an affair with gay character Christian Clarke, played by John Partridge, a storyline that will see Syed "torn between his feelings and his faith, The storyline is said to be controversial, as homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Islam.

What clad Easterner take risk of telling story then any other soaps in the UK.

Sometimes they do have some very dull boring and silly story lines which i don't like sometimes.

My family love Eastender,Not just my family my whole family loves Eastenders Every Xmas we always look forward to Eastenders.

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