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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When Phil and Grant are in the woods with Danny, the camera's shadow is visible several times. See more
So they killed him then, because he didn't fit in?
Dot, I'm not saying that.
Yes you are, you've said it very well. He was always a help to me. If you had no respect for him while he was alive, the least you can do is have respect for him now he's dead!
From 2000-2009, a satellite picture of East London was used with the Millennium Dome [now known as The O2] added to the picture. See more