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 / ... (3,707 episodes, 1985-2017)
Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,907 episodes, 1990-2017)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (2,569 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Pauline / ... (2,087 episodes, 1985-2016)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (2,020 episodes, 1985-2017)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,749 episodes, 1985-2017)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,689 episodes, 1998-2017)
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 Peggy / ... (1,563 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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Trivia

Walford East is a fictional tube station for Walford, and with the aid of a map that was first seen on air in 1996, it has been established that Walford East is located between Bow Road and West Ham, which realistically would replace Bromley-by-Bow on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Frank Butcher: You're a wave short of an ocean, aint ya?
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Doctor Who: Night Terrors (2011) See more »

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by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Full of repulsive characters
17 April 2017 | by (Essex) – See all my reviews

This has been one of the BBC's most popular programmes continuously since it began in 1985 - but I can't understand why millions of people still watch it.

In the '80s it was entertaining - with characters like Den and Angie Watts and their adopted daughter Sharon. The vast majority of the characters now and in recent years are nasty, selfish people. There are very frequent rows, threats and violence. It's not entertaining in the slightest. How is the audience supposed to care about, root for or sympathise with any of these dreadful people?

It's unrealistic in portraying most of the residents of the East End of London as working-class whites who all know each other well. In real life, most of the people who live there are non-white and/or are rich - and many people don't know their neighbours. The large majority of working-class white Londoners moved out of London years ago.


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