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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 / ... 3,861 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,009 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,582 episodes, 1986-2016
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,134 episodes, 1985-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,078 episodes, 1985-2018
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 1,912 episodes, 1985-2018
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,809 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

19 February 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

East 8 See more »

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Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In 1993, the show's theme tune was updated to a Jazzy version, first heard on 11 May 1993. However, it proved very unpopular with the viewers and was replaced with a remix of the original theme tune only 11 months later, from 11 April 1994. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Kat has just pushed in the queue at the café where Shirley is waiting]
Shirley: You ever heard of manners?
Kat: Well you haven't heard of a hair dressers but I don't hold that against ya
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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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Full of repulsive characters
17 April 2017 | by DavidYZSee 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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