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 / ... (2,678 episodes, 1990-2016)
Adam Woodyatt ...
 Ian / ... (2,633 episodes, 1985-2016)
Pam St. Clement ...
 Pat / ... (1,819 episodes, 1986-2016)
June Brown ...
 Dot / ... (1,784 episodes, 1985-2016)
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 Peggy / ... (1,561 episodes, 1994-2016)
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 Pauline / ... (1,544 episodes, 1985-2010)
Perry Fenwick ...
 Billy / ... (1,456 episodes, 1998-2016)
Letitia Dean ...
 Sharon / ... (1,451 episodes, 1985-2016)
Sid Owen ...
 Ricky / ... (1,209 episodes, 1988-2012)
Natalie Cassidy ...
 Sonia / ... (1,188 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Bianca / ... (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
Jessie Wallace ...
 Kat / ... (1,122 episodes, 2000-2016)
Todd Carty ...
 Mark (1,082 episodes, 1990-2003)
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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

Pam St. Clement owns over 125 pairs of earrings to use for her character Pat Evans, and the BBC wardrobe department are happy for fans to send them in for her to wear on screen. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Anthony Trueman: I want to be with Kat, Kat wants nothing to do with me. I don't want to be with Zoe, Zoe wants everything to do with me. Happy Christmas.
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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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Referenced in Gavin & Stacey: Episode #1.4 (2007) See more »

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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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