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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 / ... 3,856 episodes, 1985-2018
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,008 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,578 episodes, 1986-2016
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,130 episodes, 1985-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,074 episodes, 1985-2018
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 1,910 episodes, 1985-2018
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,806 episodes, 1998-2018
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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UK

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English

Release Date:

8 December 1986 (Netherlands) See more »

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East 8 See more »

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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

Nigel Harman revealed in a 2003 interview that he actually auditioned for a character called "Tim", and had no idea that he was set to join the Watts family as Dennis Rickman, the unknown son of the soap's most "iconic" figure, Den Watts. See more »

Goofs

When Phil and Grant are in the woods with Danny, the camera's shadow is visible several times. See more »

Quotes

Zoe: This ain't the Sound of Music, he's not going to marry you.
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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 »

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Unremittingly awful in every way
15 January 2015 | by HillstreetBunzSee all my reviews

Coarse, vulgar, repetitive, clichéd, unimaginative, tawdry, aggressive, nasty, this feeble excuse for entertainment seeks out the worst aspects of human nature and magnifies them across a community, never contrasting them in any meaningful way with any of the characteristics that make living in human society tolerable, let alone joyous. New writers seem to buy into the milieu immediately (yes that word, I don't apologise for erudition) by recycling plots, adultery, rape, murder, gangsters, family betrayal, sexual abuse, etc. etc. etc. in this supposedly ordinary London square. In the UK they used to call these 'continuing drama serials', but this truly is 'soap' in the American sense, trite observations on supposedly current societal shifts, hypocritical public defences of 'shocking' and 'offensive' material broadcast in the early evening on a public channel, the constant refrain that 'we merely reflect society' as if that is any defence to the constant depiction of ever coarsening human relations. If I make the mistake of being on this channel as the theme music starts up, my mouth dries and my mood sinks as I reach to turn the TV over, or at least change channels! Save yourselves from this opiate for the foolish, run, run fast, run far and keep on running!


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