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EastEnders 

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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Series cast summary:
Adam Woodyatt Adam Woodyatt ...  Ian / ... 3,874 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,051 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,588 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,218 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,125 episodes, 1985-2016
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,034 episodes, 1985-2019
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,840 episodes, 1998-2019
Barbara Windsor ...  Peggy / ... 1,563 episodes, 1994-2016
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Set in the East End of London, the show focuses on the tensions between love and family with stories ranging from hard-hitting social issues, to personal, human tragedies. And there's plenty of funny moments too. Classic characters old and new across thousands of episodes have shared a drink in The Queen Vic, shed tears of despair or joy, sat on Arthur's bench in the Square - and at some point or other they probably crossed paths with Ian Beale. Written by ahmetkozan

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

19 February 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

East 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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Mono (1985-1991)| Stereo (1991-)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jill Gascoine was originally cast in the role of Glenda Mitchell, but withdrew from her filming commitments during her first day on set, as she felt that she "lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama". The part was subsequently recast to Glynis Barber. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Dawn and May are arguing over Dawn's pregnancy and Rob]
Dawn: Don't worry about me, I can take care of myself
Dr. May Wright: [Sarcastically] Seducing other women's husbands? That's quite the career plan. You go girl.
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Crazy Credits

From 1985-1993, the series titles was a black and white city with a bright blue river. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Smith & Jones Sketchbook: Episode #1.1 (2006) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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3 August 2002 | by Sarah-60See all my reviews

I've dabbled in Corrie and Brookie, even Hollyoaks and Neighbours, but nothing beats the real thing!

A strong core of familiar characters, and a host of new or recurring faces mean you can go weeks without catching an episode, then pick up where you left off.

The acting is consistently of an astonishingly high standard, although obviously there is the odd false note. But often you can see young actors improve before your own eyes over the months. In particular, the occasional 'two-handers' are stunning.

And there are wonderful moments of humour, especially from the likes of dear old Dot (the ultra wonderful June Brown)

I just want to respond to a point raised by a Scottish writer on this board regarding portraying real life. IT'S A SOAP OPERA!!! Everything is condensed, heightened, exaggerated. But real issues are addressed.

And as for suggesting that the number of characters from ethnic minority groups is unrealistic (many would argue the opposite) particularly because of the presence of the BNP in the real East End - surely that is backwards logic?

But anyway - a great show, that I've grown up on, and life wouldn't be the same without it!


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