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 / ... (2,580 episodes, 1990-2015)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,544 episodes, 1985-2015)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,736 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 / ... (1,386 episodes, 1998-2015)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,335 episodes, 1985-2015)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,210 episodes, 1988-2012)
Patsy Palmer ...
 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,117 episodes, 1993-2015)
Jessie Wallace ...
 Kat / ... (1,105 episodes, 2000-2015)
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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19 February 1985 (UK)  »

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East 8  »

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Trivia

Barbara Windsor was opposed to the storyline which saw her character Peggy mount a hate campaign against Mark Fowler, played by Todd Carty, for being HIV positive. She later claimed "I got the most appalling hate mail because of it. I had a very dear friend of mine who was dying of AIDS so it was very personal to me. The last scene I did I went straight out and got terribly drunk." 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 »

Quotes

Nana Moon: Alfie, I've decided I want to get cremated.
Alfie: Come on then, get your coat.
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Crazy Credits

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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Spoofed in Bell Enders (2011) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Predictable week in, week out tension and shock tactics
9 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

How can people be addicted to this rubbish. It's the same old story lines, just mixed up, repeated and revolved, over and over again. I bet the producers have a list that goes something like this . . . argument, divorce, fight, name calling, awkward moment, bankruptcy, pub standoff, family feud, an affair, a car accident, an unwanted person from the past turning up, a troublemaker, a mafia type guy, a bad boy thing happening, a faulty toaster etc . . . I think that The Sun red-top newspaper lovers or The Daily Sport readers in England would probably argue otherwise - but I would guess that they just cycle through a list of tragedies and film a few weeks in advance, because there is redundant cinematography, dogmatic camera angles and filming techniques, plus just the same old list of tragedies cycling week in, week out, with the odd awkward happy moment being used as contrast between the 10 odd tragedies being thrust at us in blocks. I have been forced to watch Eastenders on many a Christmas meal visiting relatives in England. Everybody sits on the sofa at the time of the airing, where electricity is drawn from France as the show is so popular, then in the meantime I am subjected to what is like reading through the Daily Sport's past year back issues whilst witnessing a kind of public execution in originality and taste. It is torture much more arduous than physical forms of torture. It is like watching a chef making instant noodles and everyone clapping and saying "Yay, what a great meal that was!" If I had to sum this show up in a sentence, I'd say that it is 'predictable Daily Sport (red tabloid shock headline) material translated into video'. It has become a parody of Britain's view on negative events as being somehow more 'realistic' than positive events. Other shows are following suit on the revolving tragedy storyline method, and who can blame them as it works, because there are enough people addicted to drama not to see the monotony in it all, such as coronation street and Emmerdale farm have. Again, who can blame them. But really, can't people see the commercial spin of weaving these same old dramatic situations week in, week out? Or is it just me - is it wrong for me to feel bored watching the 127th affair, or 245th family argument or the 1245th shouting match?


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