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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 / ... 3,878 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,130 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,551 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,340 episodes, 1985-2019
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,202 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,060 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,891 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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally it had been planned for Chrissie Watts' trial for the murder of her husband Den to be screened. However the idea was scrapped because the actresses Tracy Ann Oberman (Chrissie Watts), Kim Medcalf (Sam Mitchell) and Michelle Ryan (Zoe Slater) had all moved on to other projects. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dot: Ooh, I say!
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Crazy Credits

From 1985-1993, the series titles was a black and white city with a bright blue river. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Word in your Era: Episode #1.5 (1992) 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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