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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 Billy / ... (1,483 episodes, 1998-2016)
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 Sharon / ... (1,481 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 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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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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(1985-1991)| (1991-)

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Trivia

Ray Lonnen has been seen for a number of roles. 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 »

Quotes

Ian Beale: [after Minty asks him about advice on weddings] Yes I've had three wives. One cheated on me, one Didn't make it past reception, and one shot me. What would you like to know?
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From 2012, the Olympic Park is visible on the opening credits. See more »

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Featured in This Morning: Episode dated 30 March 2009 (2009) See more »

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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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