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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was originally cast in the role of Glenda Mitchell, but withdrew from her filming commitments during her first day on set, as she felt that she "lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama". The part was subsequently recast to Glynis Barber
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When Nick Cotton returned to the square in October 2008, the tattoo on his neck had disappeared. See more
I am your Father.
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