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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The Mitchell brothers talk about their rivalry and dark pasts living on Albert Square between 1990 to 1998.

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Stars: Ross Kemp, Steve McFadden, Barbara Windsor
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Director: Jennie Darnell
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Series cast summary:
Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,543 episodes, 1990-2015)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,504 episodes, 1985-2015)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,728 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 / ... (1,367 episodes, 1998-2015)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,299 episodes, 1985-2015)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,210 episodes, 1988-2012)
Patsy Palmer ...
 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
Jessie Wallace ...
 Kat / ... (1,097 episodes, 2000-2015)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,091 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

In a 2009 radio interview with Dale Winton, Barbara Windsor said that three people have influenced her portrayal of Peggy Mitchell: Violet Kray (mother of the infamous East End gangsters, the Kray twins), her own mother, and the actor Mike Reid, who played her on-screen husband Frank Butcher. 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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Ian Beale: [after Minty asks him about advice on weddings] Yes I've had three wives. One cheated on me, one Didn't make it past reception, and one shot me. What would you like to know?
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From 1993-1999, the series titles was an updated version which included a green river with a coloured city of East London. Drum beat were also added to the beginning of the theme. See more »

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Theme
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Utterly painful to watch
28 December 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I've never been sure if soaps are supposed to simulate real-life. If they are meant for this purpose, that's got to be the biggest waste of time in history. Why simulate real-life? We can all admit that most of our lives are repetitive and dull, so why would anyone want to watch a simulation of that, played out by people who don't even exist?

Eastenders is unconvincing to the extreme. Nobody seems to own a computer, washing machine or car. People seem to buy shares in local businesses within a matter seconds, with someone owning "half the Arches" or "half the Vic". Sam walks around with "the books", which really are books! Most business managers have computers and accountants to do that for them. Those who run stalls on the market like to leave their livelihoods with friends, simply handing over their money pouches. They're the lucky ones - a lot of the cast don't have jobs at all so how they manage to survive in east London is beyond me.

The "gangsters" are so unrealistic it's hard to watch. The scripts are terrible, mainly down to watershed restrictions, so the writers cannot include most swear-words and are forced to use words like "moron", "idiot" and "wally" which don't really work on the same scale.

Strangely enough, soaps are the shows that are watched the most in the UK, and I don't understand this. Numerous soap magazines are on the shelves, and these tell us what's going to happen in the coming weeks, so nobody really needs to watch at all.

I don't understand the concept of soaps, why anyone feels the need to watch and why there are so many.


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