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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 / ... 3,842 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,097 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,539 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,323 episodes, 1985-2019
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,161 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,053 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,873 episodes, 1998-2019
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

Ian Beale attempted suicide twice in the soap. In 1990, Cindy Beale exposed to Ian the terrible truth that Steven Wicks was not his son and that she had an affair with Steven's biological father Simon Wicks and he attempted suicide by crashing his van into a ship and in 2015, Ian tried to commit suicide again by jumping off a bridge following the murder of his daughter Lucy, but Jane stopped him. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Den Watts: [Repeated line, to Sharon] 'Ello princess.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in The British Soap Awards 2014 (2014) See more »

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Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
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The best and most realistic soap you're not watching
7 January 2003 | by Shazzer30See all my reviews

BBC America runs an omnibus once a week of this popular British soap opera. If you don't get BBC America, call your cable company and ask about digital cable- it's generally only about 10 bucks more a month than regular cable, and you get more channels. That said, I was hooked from the first time I watched "EastEnders" a little over a year ago. It took a few episodes and a book ("EastEnders Who's Who", available from amazon.com)for me to catch on, but it was worth it. These characters, although sometimes predictable (cheating exes, guy gets fatal brain tumor, etc,)are more realistic than any lame-o American soap- maybe because they don't sport red sequinned dresses and 5 pounds of make-up at 10:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. There's a chock full of good stuff happening in Albert Square- call you cable operator and get the Beeb if, for nothing else, this fabulous show!


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