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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 / ... 3,827 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,083 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,527 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,293 episodes, 1985-2019
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,132 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,046 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,867 episodes, 1998-2019
Barbara Windsor ...  Peggy / ... 1,563 episodes, 1994-2016
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Storyline

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

Language:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (1985-1991)| Stereo (1991-)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Future Eastender Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) appeared with Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale) in the 1991 Christmas Special of Family Fortunes (1980). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Zoe: You can't tell me what to do! YOU AIN'T MY MOTHER!
Kat: [screaming after her] YES I AM!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.129 (2011) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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Love, action, drama and a half pint of ale
28 June 1999 | by sschwartSee all my reviews

This engaging British series has been a favorite of mine since I was a girl. The families of this fictitious End London borough become familiar faces and names as the show follows generations of the characters thorough their lives. "EE" is more than a working-class soap opera---it's a genuine episodic drama, which is painfully rare here in the US. The storylines arc over months and years instead of days and weeks like American dramas are scheduled. Unlike many American "soap opera-type" series, the majority of episodes are penned by male scriptwriters. The action can be slow-building, but it is engaging. It takes a few viewings to understand who's who and what's what, but with all the websites devoted to this show, the details and characters can be sorted soon enough. Thanks to the advent of cable TV and the BBC America satellite channel, Americans can watch this cozy drama with only a slight lag behind their British counterparts. Grab your favorite ale and some fish and chips and try this show out.


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