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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 Pauline / ... (1,545 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Billy / ... (1,483 episodes, 1998-2016)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,481 episodes, 1985-2016)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,209 episodes, 1988-2012)
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 Sonia / ... (1,208 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
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 Kat / ... (1,122 episodes, 2000-2016)
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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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19 February 1985 (UK)  »

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(1985-1991)| (1991-)

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Trivia

In total, 51 EastEnders cast members were involved in the live episode of 19 February 2010. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Zoe: This ain't the Sound of Music, he's not going to marry you.
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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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Featured in Jackie Magazine: A Girl's Best Friend (2007) See more »

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by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Absolutely awful - one of the worst things on TV
4 July 2007 | by (Wakefield, England) – See all my reviews

I don't know how people can watch this - the only people who enjoy watching this are those who have no feelings and emotions and enjoy watching people die, houses burn down, car crashes, babies die, and cast members being killed off every week. Its the most absurd thing on television and i still don't know how it pulls in the ratings. Its so depressing. I can imagine the writers sitting down and saying - 'so who shall we kill of next week then' or 'whose house shall we torch in a months time?'

Its the most depressing, absurd and most stupid thing on TV at the moment, and i cant understand peoples motives for watching this depressing pile of crap anymore


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