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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 / ... 3,935 episodes, 1985-2020
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,197 episodes, 1990-2020
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,550 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,349 episodes, 1985-2020
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,280 episodes, 1985-2020
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,058 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,943 episodes, 1998-2020
Gillian Taylforth Gillian Taylforth ...  Kathy / ... 1,605 episodes, 1985-2020
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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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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 »

Quotes

Dot: So they killed him then, because he didn't fit in?
Wake Guest: Dot, I'm not saying that.
Dot: Yes you are, you've said it very well. He was always a help to me. If you had no respect for him while he was alive, the least you can do is have respect for him now he's dead!
[breaks down]
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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 »

Connections

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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The best and most realistic soap you're not watching
7 January 2003 | by Shazzer30See all my reviews

BBC America runs an omnibus once a week of this popular British soap opera. If you don't get BBC America, call your cable company and ask about digital cable- it's generally only about 10 bucks more a month than regular cable, and you get more channels. That said, I was hooked from the first time I watched "EastEnders" a little over a year ago. It took a few episodes and a book ("EastEnders Who's Who", available from amazon.com)for me to catch on, but it was worth it. These characters, although sometimes predictable (cheating exes, guy gets fatal brain tumor, etc,)are more realistic than any lame-o American soap- maybe because they don't sport red sequinned dresses and 5 pounds of make-up at 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. There's a chock full of good stuff happening in Albert Square- call you cable operator and get the Beeb if, for nothing else, this fabulous show!


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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