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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 / ... 3,903 episodes, 1985-2020
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,165 episodes, 1990-2020
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,551 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,349 episodes, 1985-2020
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,237 episodes, 1985-2020
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,060 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,919 episodes, 1998-2020
Gillian Taylforth Gillian Taylforth ...  Kathy / ... 1,571 episodes, 1985-2020
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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1985 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

As of February 2010 only one original cast member remains in the series: Adam Woodyatt has played Ian Beale continuously since 1985. The second longest serving was Wendy Richard who played Pauline Fowler for nearly 22 years between 1985 and 2006. See more »

Goofs

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

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Zoe: My sister is my mum. My Dad is my granddad and my uncle, and my uncle is my dad.
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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 »

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Great British Institution
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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