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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Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,850 episodes, 1990-2017)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,800 episodes, 1985-2017)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,941 episodes, 1985-2017)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,924 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Peggy / ... (1,562 episodes, 1994-2016)
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 Pauline / ... (1,547 episodes, 1985-2016)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,634 episodes, 1985-2017)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,623 episodes, 1998-2017)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,210 episodes, 1993-2016)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,209 episodes, 1988-2012)
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 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
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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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(1985-1991)| (1991-)

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Trivia

Future Eastender Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) appeared with Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale) in the 1991 Christmas Special of Family Fortunes (1980). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

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 2012, the Olympic Park is visible on the opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Diana (2013) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
2 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

Where to begin? Where to end? I never miss an episode of Eastenders. But is that saying it's so good that I can't bear to miss it? Not at all. It's not as good as it used to be, obviously. Gone are the days of truly shocking and scandalous story lines. We were hooked on "Who Shot Phil?" We were hooked on Max and Stacey's affair behind Bradley's back. Countless more mentions can be made, but I can't be bothered to write anymore haha. Hooked and shocked. That was once the magic Eastenders had on us. Now, where has it all gone? But, I will say, there is still hope for this once beloved soap. Lucy's murder wasn't all that, and the wait they are keeping us on is a bit much. However, it's the performances of it's actors that will keep me coming back for more. Adam Woodyatt has been particularly brilliant in the unfolding storyline. The writers would be wise to keep focus on him rather than anybody else at the moment, and to surround him by the best actors around.

And that's the point. Eastenders has been a hit and miss over the recent years. But I feel, if they can play their cards right, they can bring it back to top form. Never to the heights of several years ago, that's impossible. But it can be repaired.

6 out of 10, for that little bit of brighter future.


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