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.
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On February 16th 2016, a video was uploaded YouTube dedicated to Stacey Slater which the video reflects on Stacey succumbing to madness when she inherits Bipolar disorder from her mother Jean. The video featured the main theme from The Fly II (1989) composed by Christopher Young. The film is the sequel to The Fly (1986) which Eric Stoltz starred as the son of ill-fated scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum) whom transformed into a insectoid mutant creature in a teleportation experiment gone wrong, which he himself also transforms into a insectoid mutant creature as he inherits his father's mutants genes. See more
When Nick Cotton returned to the square in October 2008, the tattoo on his neck had disappeared. See more
[Pat and Peggy are fighting over Frank Butcher
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