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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 / ... 3,819 episodes, 1985-2018
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,002 episodes, 1990-2018
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,571 episodes, 1986-2016
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,100 episodes, 1985-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,048 episodes, 1985-2018
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 1,882 episodes, 1985-2018
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,799 episodes, 1998-2018
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

Babe Smith was voted online as one of Eastender's "Most evil characters", especially over her manipulation of Abi Branning into faking her pregnancy. See more »

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

Quotes

Alfie: You know what they say, darlin', the course of true love never runs smooth.
Kat: I don't want smooth, just something that's less like roller-blading down the Himalayas with a rocket up me backside.
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Predictable week in, week out tension and shock tactics
9 April 2015 | by beesonthebeachSee all my reviews

How can people be addicted to this rubbish. It's the same old story lines, just mixed up, repeated and revolved, over and over again. I bet the producers have a list that goes something like this . . . argument, divorce, fight, name calling, awkward moment, bankruptcy, pub standoff, family feud, an affair, a car accident, an unwanted person from the past turning up, a troublemaker, a mafia type guy, a bad boy thing happening, a faulty toaster etc . . . I think that The Sun red-top newspaper lovers or The Daily Sport readers in England would probably argue otherwise - but I would guess that they just cycle through a list of tragedies and film a few weeks in advance, because there is redundant cinematography, dogmatic camera angles and filming techniques, plus just the same old list of tragedies cycling week in, week out, with the odd awkward happy moment being used as contrast between the 10 odd tragedies being thrust at us in blocks. I have been forced to watch Eastenders on many a Christmas meal visiting relatives in England. Everybody sits on the sofa at the time of the airing, where electricity is drawn from France as the show is so popular, then in the meantime I am subjected to what is like reading through the Daily Sport's past year back issues whilst witnessing a kind of public execution in originality and taste. It is torture much more arduous than physical forms of torture. It is like watching a chef making instant noodles and everyone clapping and saying "Yay, what a great meal that was!" If I had to sum this show up in a sentence, I'd say that it is 'predictable Daily Sport (red tabloid shock headline) material translated into video'. It has become a parody of Britain's view on negative events as being somehow more 'realistic' than positive events. Other shows are following suit on the revolving tragedy storyline method, and who can blame them as it works, because there are enough people addicted to drama not to see the monotony in it all, such as coronation street and Emmerdale farm have. Again, who can blame them. But really, can't people see the commercial spin of weaving these same old dramatic situations week in, week out? Or is it just me - is it wrong for me to feel bored watching the 127th affair, or 245th family argument or the 1245th shouting match?


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