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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Adam Woodyatt Adam Woodyatt ...  Ian / ... 3,877 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,043 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,590 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,191 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,134 episodes, 1985-2016
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,004 episodes, 1985-2019
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,832 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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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The costume department have to prepare on average 150 costumes every week. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Repeated line when about to be hit/slapped by another character]
Michael Moon: Not the face!
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Crazy Credits

From 2012, the Olympic Park is visible on the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2007) See more »

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by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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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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