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 / ... (3,674 episodes, 1985-2017)
Steve McFadden ...
 Phil / ... (2,915 episodes, 1990-2017)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (2,734 episodes, 1986-2016)
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 Pauline / ... (2,086 episodes, 1985-2016)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (2,012 episodes, 1985-2017)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,701 episodes, 1985-2017)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,689 episodes, 1998-2017)
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 Peggy / ... (1,562 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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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

[Talking to Charlie about Kat]
Mo: She's got a loud mouth and a foul temper. I dunno where she gets it from.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #13.15 (2010) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Leslie Grantham
1 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

EastEnders was superb from 1985-1989 when Den was in it. They should have done more with him on his return in 2003. He was by far the best character the show has ever had.

The characters were much more interesting in 85-89 and the story lines were far superior. These days the characters change personalities overnight and the story lines are so bland that nobody cares.

It's a sad as the show has gone downhill so much. Den should never have been killed off the second time around. He had just got back into the Vic. What a waste.

If you are interested in following Leslie's career post EastEnders go to: www.gorgeousgrantham.com


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