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.
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was opposed to the storyline which saw her character Peggy mount a hate campaign against Mark Fowler, played by Todd Carty
, for being HIV positive. She later claimed "I got the most appalling hate mail because of it. I had a very dear friend of mine who was dying of AIDS so it was very personal to me. The last scene I did I went straight out and got terribly drunk." See more
When Phil and Grant are in the woods with Danny, the camera's shadow is visible several times. See more
What do ya take me for? Some kind of ice cream?
From 1985-1993, the series titles was a black and white city with a bright blue river. See more