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(1985– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Kissing scenes and characters in bed implying sex
  • Some references to sexual violence and assault, although these references are always negative, and bring a huge impact to the main storyline.
  • Themes including, teen pregnancy, underage sex, using "condoms", including other multiple references to sexual behaviour.
  • Some mild sexual innuendos.

Violence & Gore

  • Some use of mild violence and sometimes moderate violence. Many episodes result in characters fighting and beating each other up, and being all of the following, punched, being ran over, drowned, stabbed, shot.
  • There have been moments when characters have been repetitively tortured and threatened, then being beaten into talking.


  • Since it's before the watershed there is no 'strong' language.
  • Some uses of "bloody" "hell" "pratt", infrequent use of "bitch".
  • A lot of name calling and East London slang. Some insulting terms, "cow" "mug" "slapper" "slut" "slag" and alot of other mild East End slang.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Characters smoke cigarettes in many episodes.
  • Many issues include characters drinking and consuming alcohol, including alcohol addiction, since the main area most characters socialise is set inside a pub.
  • Some soft and hard drug references, and occasionally drug use is briefly shown.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • EastEnders is a soap opera with mature themes, which viewers could find upsetting and could emotionally relate to.
  • Including themes such as "murder" "revenge" "miscarriage" "abortion" "terminal illnesses" "affairs" "alcohol addiction" "drug addiction" "suicide" "sexual violence (rape)" "sexuality problems" and almost all kinds of realistic everyday life issues.
  • Sensitive viewers could find these topics upsettling/disturbing/frightening/intense.

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