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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 / ... 3,829 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,071 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,539 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,259 episodes, 1985-2019
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,094 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,064 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,859 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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Michelle Collins, who portrayed Cindy Beale, previously auditioned for the role of Mary Smith. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Grant: Phil, I'm the Publican, I do the chucking out, okay?
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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 »

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Referenced in GMB Today: Episode #1.2 (2017) See more »

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A very good soap
5 November 2005 | by walfordqueenSee all my reviews

EastEnders was excellent and easily the number 1 soap in the UK from 1985-2002.

However 2003-2004 were dark years for the show with pathetic plot lines and lots of backstage problems. (Although even during these couple of dark years the show remained the no.2 soap in the UK)

Things have picked up dramatically however and EastEnders is beginning to provide us with first class drama again that made it so well loved in the first place. It's no surprise the ratings are good again with the show sometimes topping Coronation Street.

Still consistently the second most watched television show the British has today EastEnders is really proving that it deserves to be where it is and it also deserves to beat Coronation Street on the occasions it does.

Whilst other soaps like Corrie and Emmerdale are good (if you like sheep and cows and are over 50), EastEnders is in a different league. It's not just a soap it's a drama and that's why it works so well combining the two different facets. No other soap can be like EastEnders because they just don't have the talent.

A first class soap that has entertained from it's inception in 1985 despite it's recent problems. I'm sure EastEnders will go from strength to strength and continue it's quest to get back on top which is where it deserves to be.

Kate Harwood and John Yorke I thank you personally for turning my favourite television show around.

EastEnders is as much of an institution and national treasure as Coronation Street if not more.


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