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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Adam Woodyatt ...  Ian / ... 3,778 episodes, 1985-2018
Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 2,987 episodes, 1990-2018
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,570 episodes, 1986-2016
...  Pauline / ... 2,088 episodes, 1985-2016
June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,027 episodes, 1985-2018
Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 1,824 episodes, 1985-2018
Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,763 episodes, 1998-2018
...  Peggy / ... 1,563 episodes, 1994-2016
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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

In reality, at least two Albert Squares do exist in the East End of London, one in Stratford and the other in Ratcliff, E1. However, the show's producers actually based the Square's design on the real life Fassett Square in Dalston. See more »

Goofs

When Phil and Grant are in the woods with Danny, the camera's shadow is visible several times. See more »

Quotes

Fat Boy: Mrs B, alright, you need to chillax, yeah.
Dot: [Getting stressed] I do not need to chillax!
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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 Cluedo: A Traveller's Tale (1991) See more »

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by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Full of repulsive characters
17 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

This has been one of the BBC's most popular programmes continuously since it began in 1985 - but I can't understand why millions of people still watch it.

In the '80s it was entertaining - with characters like Den and Angie Watts and their adopted daughter Sharon. The vast majority of the characters now and in recent years are nasty, selfish people. There are very frequent rows, threats and violence. It's not entertaining in the slightest. How is the audience supposed to care about, root for or sympathise with any of these dreadful people?

It's unrealistic in portraying most of the residents of the East End of London as working-class whites who all know each other well. In real life, most of the people who live there are non-white and/or are rich - and many people don't know their neighbours. The large majority of working-class white Londoners moved out of London years ago.


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