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 / ... (2,473 episodes, 1990-2014)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,439 episodes, 1985-2014)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,679 episodes, 1985-2014)
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 Peggy / ... (1,551 episodes, 1994-2013)
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 Pauline / ... (1,536 episodes, 1985-2010)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,320 episodes, 1998-2014)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,223 episodes, 1985-2014)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,210 episodes, 1988-2012)
Patsy Palmer ...
 Bianca / ... (1,142 episodes, 1993-2014)
Todd Carty ...
 Mark (1,081 episodes, 1990-2003)
Jessie Wallace ...
 Kat / ... (1,037 episodes, 2000-2014)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,036 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Grant (997 episodes, 1990-2006)
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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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Trivia

Anita Dobson who played Angie Watts, did a recording of the Eastenders theme tune with lyrics called "Anyone Can Fall in Love". It reached #4 in the UK singles chart in 1986. The Lyrics was written by Don Black and it was produced by Queen guitarist Brian May. It was released by BBC Records. The B-side of the 7" single contained the original theme tune to the series. See more »

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

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Frank Butcher: I'll tell you what, pal, you talk to me like that again and you're gonna get a dry slap.
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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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Featured in Live from Studio Five: Episode #1.137 (2010) See more »

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Theme
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Allegedly, it's got better over the years.
19 August 2007 | by (Aberdeen, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I spent three months living in the East End of London in the latter half of 1987, when the show had been on the air for almost two years. It was considered a running joke there.

Why? Because it had an all-white cast. Every cast member and extra in the first couple of years was white.

The street where I lived was a long one, with over 800 houses, and to the best of my knowledge I was one of only three or four white faces living on that street. We were on the corner of the Indian and Turkish "quarters", and even if you excluded those two races the Asians and Afro-Caribbeans outnumbered the white people twenty-to-one. Plus, of course, of the very few white people who *did* live in the area, the vast majority were Scots like me - a "Cockney" accent was never heard.

That wasn't a racist rant, just a simple statement of fact. The BBC either couldn't be bothered crossing London to do their research before writing this soap, or else they only had white actors available and decided to bluff it out.

Either way, as I say, in the East End of the time, we considered it a comedy show. :-)


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