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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Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (3,673 episodes, 1985-2017)
Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,915 episodes, 1990-2017)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (2,734 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Pauline / ... (2,086 episodes, 1985-2016)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (2,012 episodes, 1985-2017)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,701 episodes, 1985-2017)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,689 episodes, 1998-2017)
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 Peggy / ... (1,562 episodes, 1994-2016)
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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 | Romance

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19 February 1985 (UK)  »

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East 8  »

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(1985-1991)| (1991-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

To celebrate the soap's 25th anniversary, the Friday 19th February 2010 edition was performed and broadcast live on BBC1; it revealed which of the regular characters had killed Archie Mitchell during Walford's New Year festivities. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dot: So they killed him then, because he didn't fit in?
Wake Guest: Dot, I'm not saying that.
Dot: Yes you are, you've said it very well. He was always a help to me. If you had no respect for him while he was alive, the least you can do is have respect for him now he's dead!
[breaks down]
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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 »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.5 (2010) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Unremittingly awful in every way
15 January 2015 | by (London, England.) – See all my reviews

Coarse, vulgar, repetitive, clichéd, unimaginative, tawdry, aggressive, nasty, this feeble excuse for entertainment seeks out the worst aspects of human nature and magnifies them across a community, never contrasting them in any meaningful way with any of the characteristics that make living in human society tolerable, let alone joyous. New writers seem to buy into the milieu immediately (yes that word, I don't apologise for erudition) by recycling plots, adultery, rape, murder, gangsters, family betrayal, sexual abuse, etc. etc. etc. in this supposedly ordinary London square. In the UK they used to call these 'continuing drama serials', but this truly is 'soap' in the American sense, trite observations on supposedly current societal shifts, hypocritical public defences of 'shocking' and 'offensive' material broadcast in the early evening on a public channel, the constant refrain that 'we merely reflect society' as if that is any defence to the constant depiction of ever coarsening human relations. If I make the mistake of being on this channel as the theme music starts up, my mouth dries and my mood sinks as I reach to turn the TV over, or at least change channels! Save yourselves from this opiate for the foolish, run, run fast, run far and keep on running!


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