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EastEnders

An image from the current opening title sequence of EastEnders (introduced on 5 September 1999).[1]
Genre Soap opera
Created by Julia Smith
Tony Holland
Starring Present cast
Theme music composer Simon May
Leslie Osborne
Opening theme EastEnders theme tune
Country of origin United Kingdom
Language(s) English
No. of episodes 4832 (as of June 30, 2008)[2]
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Diederick Santer
Location(s) BBC Elstree Centre
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 27-29 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel BBC One
Picture format 576i
4:3 (1985-1999)
16:9 (1999-present)
Original run 19 February 1985 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
EastEnders portal
Albert Square in the 1980s.
Albert Square in the 1980s.

EastEnders is a popular and award-winning television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC1 on 19 February 1985. It currently ranks within the top of the most watched shows in the United Kingdom.[3][4] EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in Albert Square, a Victorian square of terraced houses, a pub, a street market and various small businesses in the East End of London, United Kingdom. Image File history File links EEnewtitles. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... Julia Smith (26 May 1927 – 19 June 1997) was an English television director and producer. ... Tony Holland (born in London, England) is a television writer. ... This is a list of characters currently in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, listed in order of first appearance. ... Simon May is a British musician and composer, best known for composing some of British televisions best known theme tunes, including EastEnders and Howards Way. ... The EastEnders theme tune was created by Simon May after being assigned the job of composer in 1984. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Diederick Santer is a British television producer. ... Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the towns of Borehamwood and Elstree in Hertfordshire, England. ... The multiple-camera setup (aka, multiple-camera mode of production) is a method of shooting films and television programs. ... This article is about the unit of time, angle and right ascension. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... 576i is the shorthand name for a video mode. ... 4:3 is a ratio. ... The 16:9 aspect ratio (also known as widescreen) is an aspect ratio that is 16/9 or 1. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Image File history File links Portal. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (812 × 529 pixel, file size: 63 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 521 pixelsFull resolution (812 × 529 pixel, file size: 63 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is a screenshot of a copyrighted television program or station ID. As such, the copyright for it is most likely owned by the company... The first TIME magazine cover devoted to soap operas, dated January 12, 1976. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Albert Square is the fictional location of the British soap opera Eastenders. ... The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is an area, with no formal authority or boundaries, that spans a number of administative districts of London in England. ...


The series was originally screened as two half-hour episodes per week. Today four episodes are broadcast each week on BBC One (each episode is repeated on BBC Three at 10pm) and an omnibus edition screens on Sunday afternoons. It is one of the UK's highest-rated programmes, often appearing near or at the top of the week's BARB ratings. Within eight months of its launch, it reached the number one spot in the ratings, and has almost consistently remained among the top-rated programmes in Britain ever since. The average audience share for an episode is currently between 35 and 45%. Created by producer Julia Smith and script editor Tony Holland, EastEnders has remained significant in terms of the BBC's success and audience share, and also the history of British television drama, tackling many controversial and taboo issues previously unseen on mainstream television in the UK. For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 3. ... In broadcasting an Omnibus (sometimes called an Omnibus edition) is a compliation of daily episodes that is usually broadcast during the following weekend. ... BARB, the Broadcasters Audience Research Board, is the organisation that compiles television ratings in the UK. It was created to replace a previous system, where the BBC and ITV companies compiled their own ratings. ... Julia Smith (26 May 1927 – 19 June 1997) was an English television director and producer. ... Tony Holland (born in London, England) is a television writer. ...


EastEnders has won five BAFTA Awards,[5] and has won the Inside Soap Award for 'Best Soap' for ten years running,[6] as well as eight National Television Awards for 'Most Popular Serial Drama'[7] and six awards for 'Best Soap' at the British Soap Awards. Its won all of these titles more times than any other soap. [8] It has also been inducted into the Rose d'Or Hall of Fame.[9] It's also won four TV Quick/TV Choice Awards for 'Best Soap', three TRIC Awards for 'Soap of The Year' and two Royal Television Society Awards. The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ... Inside Soap is a weekly UK magazine, which covers current and future plots in UK based soap operas. ... The National Television Awards is a British television awards ceremony, sponsored by the ITV network and initiated in 1995. ... The National Television Awards are an annual ceremony hosted by Sir. ... The British Soap Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour the best of British soap operas. ... The Rose dOr (or Golden Rose) is a highly prestigious television award, given annually since 1961 at the Festival Rose dOr in spring each year. ... The Royal Television Society is a British-based society for the discussion, analysis and preservation of television in all its forms, past, present and future. ...

Contents

Setting

EastEnders is set in the fictional London Borough of Walford. However, the central focus of the show is that of the equally fictional Victorian square named Albert Square. The fictional Albert Square was built around the early 20th century, named after Prince Albert (1819–1861), the husband of Queen Victoria (1819–1901, reigned 1837–1901). Thus, central to Albert Square is The Queen Victoria Public House.[10] FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... Walford is a fictional borough of East London in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... Albert Square is the fictional location of the British soap opera Eastenders. ... Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (in full Francis Charles Augustus Albert Emmanuel) (26 August 1819 – 14 December 1861) was the husband and consort of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... Queen Victoria redirects here. ... When the soap began the outside of The Vic was painted brown. ...


Fans have tried to establish the actual location of Walford within London. Walford East is a fictional tube station for Walford, and with the aid of a map that was first seen on air in 1996, it has been established that Walford East is located between Bow Road and West Ham, which realistically would replace Bromley-by-Bow.[11] EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, which was first broadcast on February 19, 1985. ... Slight modifications to the famous London Underground roundel indicate the name of each station on platform and outdoor signs. ... Bow Road Station is a London Underground station on the District and Hammersmith and City lines, located in Bow, east London. ... West Ham station is a London Underground and National Rail station located in West Ham. ... Bromley by Bow Station is a London Underground station on the District and Hammersmith and City lines, located in Bromley by Bow. ...


Walford has the postal district of E20, and fans have also tried to pinpoint the location using this information. However, in reality London East postal districts stop at E18; the show's creators opted for E20 instead of E19 as it was thought to sound better.[12] The strongest claim to being the 'real' Albert Square is held by Ridley Road Market in Dalston, a short pedestrianised road that features a daily market and established street vendors. The postcode for the area, E8, was one of the working titles for the series. This is a list of the post towns of the United Kingdom – it appears in postcode sequence. ... EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, which was first broadcast on February 19, 1985. ... This article is about the district of London. ... E8 is the postcode for Hackney in the London Borough of Hackney. ...


In reality, at least two Albert Squares do exist in the East End of London, one in Stratford and the other in Ratcliff, E1. However, the show's producers actually based the Square's design on the real life Fassett Square in Dalston.[3][13] The name Walford is both a street in Dalston where Tony Holland lived and a blend of Walthamstow and Stratford—the areas of London where the creators were born.[12][14] Adding to the realism of the setting is the local newspaper, the fictional Walford Gazette, in which events such as character arrests or murders appear with regularity. The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is an area, with no formal authority or boundaries, that spans a number of administative districts of London in England. ... , Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... Ratcliff or Ratcliffe is a former hamlet which now is a section of the contemporary city of London, England, and is located in Stepney near the River Thames. ... This article is about the district of London. ... This article is about the creation of words by combining words. ... , Walthamstow is a town in the London Borough of Waltham Forest, North East London, England. ... Stratford originally meant ford in a Roman street and is the name of several places. ...


Characters

See also: List of characters from EastEnders

EastEnders was built around the ideas of relationships and strong families, with each character having a place in the community. This theme encompasses the whole Square, making the entire community a family of sorts, prey to upsets and conflict, but all pulling together in times of trouble. Co-creator Tony Holland was himself from a large East End family, and such families have typified EastEnders. The first central family was the Beale and Fowler clan consisting of Pauline Fowler, her husband Arthur, and teenage children Mark and Michelle. Living nearby was Pauline's twin brother Pete Beale, his wife Kathy and their son Ian. Pauline and Pete's mother was the domineering Lou, who resided with Pauline and her family. Holland drew on the names of his own family for the characters.[15] This is a list of characters currently in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, listed in order of first appearance. ... Tony Holland (born in London, England) is a television writer. ... The Beale/Fowler family tree. ... Pauline Fowler (née Beale) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, played continuously by actress Wendy Richard[1] from the shows first episode on 19 February 1985 and remaining on-screen for almost twenty-two years. ... Arthur George Fowler was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Mark Fowler was a fictional character in the popular British BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Michelle Fowler (previously Holloway) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Peter Pete Beale was a fictional character played by Peter Dean on the popular British BBC1 soap opera EastEnders. ... Kathy Hills (previously Beale and Mitchell) is a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Ian Albert Beale is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Louise Lou Beale was a fictional character played by Anna Wing in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


The Watts and Mitchell families have been central to many notable EastEnders storylines—EastEnders in the 1980s having been largely dominated by the Wattses, while the 1990s focused heavily on the Mitchells. Peggy Mitchell, in particular, is notorious for her ceaseless repetition of such statements as "You're a Mitchell!" and "It's all about family!". The 2000s saw a new focus on the largely female Slater clan, before the return of an emphasis on the Watts and Mitchell families. Key people involved in the production of EastEnders have stressed how important the idea of strong families is to the programme.[15] From 2006, the Branning family has become an increasing focus of many of the show's storylines, the family an extension of the popular Jackson family of the 1990s. Margaret Peggy Mitchell (née Martin, previously Butcher) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


Some families feature a stereotypical East End matriarch. Indeed, the matriarchal role is one that has been seen in various reincarnations since the programme's inception, often depicted as the centre of the family unit.[12] The original matriarch was Lou Beale, though later examples include Pauline Fowler, Mo Butcher, Mo Harris, Pat Evans and Peggy Mitchell. These characters are seen as being loud and interfering but most importantly, responsible for the well-being of the family and usually stressing the importance of family, reflecting on the past. ... Pauline Fowler (née Beale) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, played continuously by actress Wendy Richard[1] from the shows first episode on 19 February 1985 and remaining on-screen for almost twenty-two years. ... Mo Butcher was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Maureen Mo Harris (née Porter) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, who has been in the series since 18 September 2000. ... Patricia Pat Evans (née Harris; previously Beale, Wicks and Butcher) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


As is traditional in British soaps, female characters in general are central to the programme. Strong, brassy, long-suffering women who exhibit diva-like behaviour and stoically battle through an array of tragedy and misfortune.[16] Such characters include Angie Watts, Kathy Mitchell, Sharon Rickman and Pat Evans. Conversely there are female characters who handle tragedy less well, depicted as eternal victims and endless sufferers, who include Sue Osman, Mo Mitchell, Laura Beale and Lisa Fowler. The 'tart with a heart' is another recurring character, often popular with viewers. Often their promiscuity masks a hidden vulnerability and a desire to be loved. Such characters have included Pat, Tiffany Mitchell, Kat Moon and Stacey Slater.[17] For other senses of this word, see diva (disambiguation). ... Angela Angie Watts (née Shaw) was a fictional character on the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Katherine Kathy Mitchell (née Hills; previously Beale)[1] was a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Sharon Anne Rickman (née Stretton, previously Watts and Mitchell) is a fictional character in the popular BBC1 soap opera EastEnders. ... Sue Osman was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Maureen Mitchell (Little Mo) is a character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Laura Ellen Beale (née Dunn) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Lisa Fowler (nee Shaw) was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Promiscuous redirects here. ... For other uses of the word Vulnerability, please refer to vulnerability (computer science). ... Tiffany Dawn Mitchell (née Raymond) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Kathleen Kat Moon (née Slater) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Stacey Slater is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


A gender balance in the show is maintained via the inclusion of various 'macho' male personalities such as Phil and Grant Mitchell, 'bad boys' such as Den Watts and Dennis Rickman and 'heartthrobs' such as Simon Wicks and Jamie Mitchell. Another recurring male character type is the smartly dressed businessman, often involved in gang culture and crime and seen as a local authority figure. Examples include Steve Owen, Jack Dalton, Andy Hunter and Johnny Allen. Following criticism aimed at the show's over-emphasis on 'gangsters' in 2005, such characters have been significantly reduced.[18] Another recurring male character seen in EastEnders is the 'loser' or 'soft touch', males often comically under the thumb of their female counterparts, which have included Arthur Fowler, Ricky Butcher and Lofty Holloway.[12] Phillip James Phil Mitchell is a long-running fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Grant Anthony Mitchell was a fictional character, played by Ross Kemp, in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Dennis Den Watts was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by actor Leslie Grantham. ... Dennis Rickman was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Simon Wicksy Wicks was a fictional character in the British BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Jamie Mitchell was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Saskia is murdered This article is about the television show character. ... Jack Dalton was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Andrew Andy Hunter was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Jonathan Johnny Allen was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Billy Murray. ... This article is about members of a gang or criminal organization. ... Richard Francis Ricky Butcher[1] is a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... George Lofty Holloway was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...

Dot Cotton, Ethel Skinner and Lou Beale were Walford's original pensioners.
Dot Cotton, Ethel Skinner and Lou Beale were Walford's original pensioners.

Over the years EastEnders has typically featured a number of elderly residents, who are used to show vulnerability, nostalgia, stalwart-like attributes and are sometimes used for comedic purposes. The original elderly residents included Lou Beale, Ethel Skinner and Dot Cotton. Over the years they have been joined by the likes of Jules Tavernier, Nellie Ellis and Jim Branning. Focus on elderly characters has decreased since the show's inception. The programme has more recently included a higher number of teenagers and successful young adults in a bid to capture the younger television audience.[19][20] This has spurred criticism, most notably from the actress Anna Wing, who played Lou Beale in the show. She commented "I don't want to be disloyal, but I think you need a few mature people in a soap because they give it backbone and body... if all the main people are young it gets a bit thin and inexperienced. It gets too lightweight."[21] Image File history File links Dot_Lou_Ethel_ee. ... Image File history File links Dot_Lou_Ethel_ee. ... Look up nostalgia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Ethel Skinner was a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Dorothy Dot Branning (née Colwell; previously Cotton) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Jules Tavernier was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Nellie Ellis was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... James Archibald Jim Branning is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


EastEnders has been known to feature a 'comedy double-act', originally demonstrated with the characters of Dot and Ethel, whose friendship was one of the serial's most enduring.[22] Other examples include Paul Priestly and Trevor Short, Huw Edwards and Lenny Wallace, and Garry Hobbs and Minty Peterson. The majority of EastEnders' characters are working-class.[23] Middle-class characters do occasionally become regulars, but have been less successful and rarely become long-term characters. In the main, middle-class characters exist as villains, such as James Wilmott-Brown, May Wright and Stella Crawford, or are used to promote positive liberal influences, such as Colin Russell or Rachel Kominski.[16] Paul Priestly was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. ... Trevor Short was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. ... Huw Edwards was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Lenny Wallace was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Garry Hobbs is a fictional character in EastEnders. ... Rick Minty Peterson is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Statue of a coal miner in Charleston, WV, USA. Working class is a term used in academic sociology and in ordinary conversation. ... This article is about the socio-economic class from a global vantage point. ... James Willmott-Brown was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... May Wright was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Stella Crawford was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Colin Russell was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Rachel Kominski was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


EastEnders has always featured a culturally diverse cast which has included black, Asian, Turkish and Polish characters. "The expansion of minority representation signals a move away from the traditional soap opera format, providing more opportunities for audience identification with the characters and hence a wider appeal".[24][25] Despite this, the programme has been criticised by the Commission for Racial Equality, who argued in 2002 that EastEnders was not giving a realistic representation of the East End's "ethnic make-up". They suggested that the average proportion of visible minority faces on EastEnders was substantially lower than the actual ethnic minority population in East London boroughs, and it therefore reflected the East End in the 1960s, not the East End of the 2000s. Furthermore it was suggested that an element of "tokenism" and stereotyping surrounded many of these minority characters.[26] The programme has since attempted to address these issues. A sari shop was opened and various characters of differing ethnicities were introduced throughout 2006 and 2007, including the Fox family, the Masoods, and various background artists.[27] This was part of producer Diederick Santer's plan to "diversify", to make EastEnders "feel more 21st century". EastEnders have had varying success with ethnic minority characters. Possibly the least successful were the Indian Ferreira family, who were not well received by critics or viewers and were dismissed as unrealistic by the Asian community in the UK.[28] Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... You may also be looking for the plural of the word pole. ... The Commission for Racial Equality is a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom which tackles racial discrimination and promotes racial equality. ... Tokenism refers to a policy or practice of limited inclusion of members of a minority group, usually creating a false appearance of inclusive practices, intentional or not. ... For other uses, see Stereotype (disambiguation). ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... Denise Fox is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Masood Ahmed is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Diederick Santer is a British television producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Other recurring characters that have appeared throughout the serial are 'lost girls' such as Mary Smith and Donna Ludlow, delinquents such as Mandy Salter, Stacey Slater and Jay Brown, villains such as Nick Cotton and Trevor Morgan, bitches such as Cindy Beale and Janine Evans and cockney 'wide boys' or 'wheeler dealers' such as Frank Butcher and Alfie Moon.[12] Mary Smith (Punk Mary) was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Donna Ludlow was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Delinquent means one who fails to do that which is required by law or by duty and such failure is minor in nature. ... Mandy Salter was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Stacey Slater is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... For the boy band member, see Jason J Brown. ... Nicholas Charles Nick Cotton (also known as Nasty Nick) is a fictional character in the popular British soap opera EastEnders and one of the soaps original and famous bad boys. He has been played by John Altman on and off since appearing in the first episode in 1985. ... Trevor Morgan was a fictional character in the popular British soap EastEnders. ... Lucinda Cindy Beale (née Williams) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Janine Evans (née Butcher) is a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Opportunism is a term used in politics and political science. ... Francis Frank Butcher was a fictional character in the popular British soap opera EastEnders. ... Alfred William Alfie Moon was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


EastEnders has a high cast turnover and characters are regularly changed in order to facilitate storylines or refresh the format.[29] Following the departure of many established characters between 2004 and 2006, several families and long-term characters were introduced in 2006, which included the Fox and Wicks families and an extension of the already established Branning family.[30][31][32]


The show has also become known for the return of characters after they have left the show. Sharon Rickman has so far completed six separate stints on the programme, as did Frank Butcher, and writers stunned viewers by bringing back Den Watts 14 years after he was believed to have died.[33] Some characters, including Tracy the barmaid (who has been in the show since 1985), have made occasional appearances over the years, without being involved in many major storylines. The character of Nick Cotton has gained a reputation for making constant exits and returns since the programme's first episode, having left the Square fifteen times since 1985, his most recent exit being in 2001. Tracy is a recurring fictional character in the popular British soap opera EastEnders. ... Nicholas Charles Nick Cotton (also known as Nasty Nick) is a fictional character in the popular British soap opera EastEnders and one of the soaps original and famous bad boys. He has been played by John Altman on and off since appearing in the first episode in 1985. ...


Pauline Fowler's death in December 2006 meant that Ian Beale is the only character to have been in EastEnders from the first episode without making any exits. His portrayer is also the only remaining original cast member currently appearing in the show. Dot Branning joined later in 1985, while Pat Evans first appeared in 1986. Dot had a four-year break in the mid 1990s, but Pat has been a regular character since her arrival, and has never officially left. Dorothy Dot Branning (née Colwell; previously Cotton) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Patricia Pat Evans (née Harris; previously Beale, Wicks and Butcher) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


Production

Production team

This is a list of crew members for the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...

Filming

EastEnders is filmed at the BBC Elstree Centre in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. An aerial photo of the set can be seen here. There are four episodes filmed per week.[34] When EastEnders went to four episodes a week, more studio space was needed. As a result, Top of the Pops was moved from its studio at Elstree to BBC Television Centre in April 2001.[35] Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the towns of Borehamwood and Elstree in Hertfordshire, England. ... , Borehamwood (sometimes referred to as Boreham Wood) is a town in southern Hertfordshire, just north of London. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, was a long-running British music chart television programme, made and broadcast by the BBC. It was originally shown each week, mostly on BBC One, from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. ... BBC Television Centre (sometimes abbreviated TVC or TC) in London is home to much of the BBCs television output and, since 1998, almost all of the corporations national TV and radio news output by BBC News. ...


The episodes are usually filmed about six to seven weeks in advance of broadcast; however, during the winter period, filming often takes place up to eight or nine weeks in advance, due to less daylight for outdoor filming sessions.[3][12] This time difference has been known to cause problems when filming lot scenes. On 8 February 2007, heavy snow fell on the set of EastEnders,[36] and filming had to be cancelled as the scenes due to be filmed on the day were to be transmitted in April.[37] is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Snow (disambiguation). ...


Although episodes are predominantly recorded weeks before they air, occasionally, EastEnders includes current affairs in their episodes. In 1987, EastEnders covered the general election. Using a plan devised by co-creators Smith and Holland, five minutes of material was cut from four of the pre-recorded episodes preceding the election. These were replaced by specially recorded election material, including representatives from each major party, and a scene recorded on the day after the election reflecting the result, which aired the following Tuesday.[38] During the 2006 FIFA World Cup, actors filmed short scenes following the tournament's events, that were edited into the programme in the following episode.[39] On 22 October 2007, a scene was shot featuring characters Garry Hobbs and Minty Peterson mentioning the results of the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final, which was played two days before. The scene was aired in an episode later the same day.[40] Ongoing events • Iraqi legislative election • Bill C-38 (Same-sex marriage in Canada) • Tsunami relief Deaths in February • 5 – Gnassingbé Eyadéma • 4 – Ossie Davis • 3 – Ernst Mayr • 3 – Zurab Zhvania • 2 – Max Schmeling Recent deaths Ongoing armed conflicts • Arab-Israeli conflict • Conflict in Chechnya • Second Congo War • Conflict in Iraq... Margaret Thatcher David Steel Election 1987 Titles The United Kingdom general election of 1987 was held on 11 June 1987 and was the third consecutive victory for the Conservative Party under the leadership of Margaret Thatcher. ... 2006 World Cup redirects here. ... is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Garry Hobbs is a fictional character in EastEnders. ... Rick Minty Peterson is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... The England team collect their silver medals. ...


Several times a year EastEnders is filmed on location, away from the studios at Elstree. These episodes have a practical function and are the result of EastEnders making a "double bank", when an extra week's worth of episodes are recorded at the same time as the regular schedule, enabling the production of EastEnders to stop for a two-week break at Christmas.[38] The famous two-handers (when only two actors appear in an episode) were originally done for speed; while a two-hander is being filmed, the rest of the cast can be making another episode. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... EastEnders two-hander episodes refers to singular episodes of the BBC soap opera EastEnders that feature only two members of the cast for the duration. ...


Online, fans are able to watch filming on the EastEnders webcam, which is on the official BBC EastEnders website, here. It shows updated stills of Albert Square, Turpin Road and George Street. The page also displays which episode is currently being filmed, the date it will be broadcast, and an extract of the script from that episode. A typical webcam Webcams are small cameras, (usually, though not always, video cameras) whose images can be accessed using the World Wide Web, instant messaging, or a PC video conferencing application. ... Walford is a fictional borough of East London in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Walford is a fictional borough of East London in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


During Summer 2008, the Mitchell family was supposed to go to Spain for a handful of episodes to introduce the highly anticipated character Archie Mitchell. Due to budget restraints they were sent to Dorset instead. While there, it was reported the cast were harassed by some locals.[41]


Social realism

EastEnders programme makers took the decision that the show was to be about "everyday life" in the inner city "today" and regarded it as a "slice of life".[42] Creator/producer Julia Smith declared that "We don't make life, we reflect it".[42] She also said, "We decided to go for a realistic, fairly outspoken type of drama which could encompass stories about homosexuality, rape, unemployment, racial prejudice, etc., in a believable context. Above all, we wanted realism".[43] Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota...

The rape of Kathy Beale was one of the more controversial storylines tackled in 1988.
The rape of Kathy Beale was one of the more controversial storylines tackled in 1988.

In the 1980s, EastEnders featured gritty storylines involving drugs and crime, representing the issues faced by working-class Britain much as Coronation Street did in the 1960s, although 20 years on, many of the issues facing working-class Britain were much more harrowing than those endured by the earlier generation. Such storylines include the cot death of 14-month-old Hassan Osman, Nick Cotton's homophobia, heroin addiction, and murders of Reg Cox and Eddie Royle (both of which failed to result in a conviction),[44] the rape of Kathy Beale in 1988 by James Wilmott-Brown[44] and Michelle Fowler's teenage pregnancy. The show also dealt with prostitution, mixed-race relationships, shoplifting, sexism, divorce, domestic violence and mugging. Image File history File links Wilmmott_kathy. ... Image File history File links Wilmmott_kathy. ... Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ... Ali and Sues son Who was only a baby during his short time in EastEnders. ... Nicholas Charles Nick Cotton (also known as Nasty Nick) is a fictional character in the popular British soap opera EastEnders and one of the soaps original and famous bad boys. He has been played by John Altman on and off since appearing in the first episode in 1985. ... A protest by The Westboro Baptist Church, a group identified by the Anti-Defamation League as virulently homophobic. ... For other uses, see Heroin (disambiguation). ... Reg Cox was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Johnnie Clayton in the opening episode. ... Eddie Royle was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Kathy Hills (previously Beale, Mitchell) was a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... James Willmott-Brown was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Whore redirects here. ... For the band Shoplifting see Shoplifting (band). ... The sign of the headquarters of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred towards people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all systemic differentiations based on the sex of the... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ... Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... Look up Mugging in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


As the show progressed into the 1990s, EastEnders still featured hard-hitting issues such as Mark Fowler discovering he was HIV positive[44] in 1991, the death of his wife Gill from AIDS-related illness in 1992, murder, adoption, abortion, Peggy Mitchell's battle with breast cancer,[44] and Phil Mitchell's alcoholism and violence towards wife Kathy. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a frequently mutating retrovirus that attacks the human immune system and which has been shown to cause acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). ... Gill Fowler (neé Robinson) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ... Margaret Peggy Mitchell (née Martin, previously Butcher) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Phillip James Phil Mitchell is a long-running fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ...


In the early 2000s, EastEnders covered the issue of euthanasia (Ethel Skinner's death in a pact with her friend Dot Cotton), the unveiling of Kat Slater's abuse by her uncle Harry as a child (which led to the birth of her daughter Zoe, who had been brought up to believe that Kat was her sister), the domestic abuse of Little Mo Morgan by husband Trevor (which involved rape and culminated in Trevor's death after he tried to kill Little Mo in a fire),[44] Sonia Jackson giving birth at the age of 15 and then putting her baby up for adoption, and Janine Butcher's prostitution, agoraphobia and drug addiction. The soap has also recently tackled the issue of mental illness and carers of people who have mental conditions. This has been illustrated with mother and daughter Jean and Stacey Slater; Jean suffers from bipolar disorder, and teenage daughter Stacey was her carer (this storyline won a Mental Health Media Award in September 2006[45]). Mental health issues were also confronted in 1996 when 16-year-old Joe Wicks developed schizophrenia following the off-screen death of his sister in a car crash. The issue of illiteracy was highlighted by the characters of middle-aged Keith and his young son Darren.[44] EastEnders has also covered the issue of Down's syndrome, as Billy and Honey's baby, Janet, was born with the condition in 2006.[46] EastEnders recently covered child abuse with its storyline involving Phil Mitchell's 11-year-old son Ben and lawyer girlfriend Stella Crawford.[47][48] Later in 2007, the programme featured storylines dealing with cocaine abuse and prostitution when Tanya Branning's sister Rainie arrived in Albert Square for a brief stay. Aside from this, soap opera staples of youthful romance, jealousy, domestic rivalry, gossip and extramarital affairs are regularly featured, with high-profile storylines occurring several times a year. For mercy killings not performed on humans, see Animal euthanasia. ... Ethel Skinner was a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Dot Branning (formerly Cotton) is a fictional character played by June Brown on the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Harry Slater was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Zoe Slater was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Trevor Morgan could be Trevor Morgan (actor) (born 1986), an American actor Trevor Morgan (EastEnders), a character in the British soap opera EastEnders Category: ... Sonia Ann Fowler (née Branning; previously Jackson)[1] was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Janine Evans (née Butcher) was a fictional character in the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder precipitated by the fear of having a symptom attack or panic attack in a setting from which there is no easy means of escape. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ... A mental illness or mental disorder refers to one of many mental health conditions characterized by distress, impaired cognitive functioning, atypical behavior, emotional dysregulation, and/or maladaptive behavior. ... Jean Slater was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Stacey Slater is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... For other uses, see Bipolar. ... Joe Wicks was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... World illiteracy rates by country Literacy is the ability to read and write. ... Keith Miller is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Darren Miller is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... A child with Down syndrome Down syndrome (also called Downs syndrome) encompasses a number of genetic disorders, of which trisomy 21 (a nondisjunction) is the most representative, causing highly variable degrees of learning difficulties and physical disabilities. ... William Billy Mitchell is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by Perry Fenwick, who made his first appearance on 9 November 1998. ... Susan Honey Mitchell (née Edwards) is a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Janet Mitchell will be a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Child abuse is the physical, psychological or sexual abuse or neglect of children. ... Benjamin Ben Mitchell is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... For the fish called lawyer, see Burbot. ... Stella Crawford was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Tanya Branning (née Cross) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Lorraine Rainie Cross is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


History

Main article: History of EastEnders
Julia Smith and Tony Holland, the creators of EastEnders.
Julia Smith and Tony Holland, the creators of EastEnders.

The idea for a new soap opera on BBC1 was conceived in 1983, by BBC executives, principally David Reid, the then Head of Series & serials, who was keen for the BBC to produce a new evening soap opera. They gave the job of creating this new soap to script writer Tony Holland and producer Julia Smith, famous for their work together on Z Cars. They created twenty-four original characters for the show, based upon Holland's own family, and people they remembered from their own experiences in the East End. EastEnders was launched at a critical moment in the BBCs history and was intended to demonstrate the BBCs ability to produce popular programming. ... Download high resolution version (1000x1125, 140 KB)Picture of Holland Smith from http://hqinet001. ... Download high resolution version (1000x1125, 140 KB)Picture of Holland Smith from http://hqinet001. ... Tony Holland (born in London, England) is a television writer. ... Julia Smith (26 May 1927 – 19 June 1997) was an English television director and producer. ... Z-Cars (sometimes written as Z Cars, and always pronounced zed, never zee) was a British television drama series centred around the work of regular beat police officers in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. ...


They cast actors for their characters, and began to film the show at the BBC Elstree Centre in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Simon May and Alan Jeapes created the title sequence and theme tune, and the show with a working title of East 8 was renamed Eastenders, when Smith and Holland realised they had been phoning casting agencies for months asking whether they had "any real East Enders" on their books. Julia Smith thought "Eastenders" "looked ugly written down", and capitalised the second 'e', and thus the name EastEnders was born. The show was first broadcast on 19 February 1985, and became wildly popular, displacing Coronation Street from the top of the ratings for the rest of the 1980s, much of the 1990s, and to some extent in the 2000s. Historically, the name Elstree Studios refers to any of several film studios that were based in the towns of Borehamwood and Elstree in Hertfordshire, England. ... , Borehamwood (sometimes referred to as Boreham Wood) is a town in southern Hertfordshire, just north of London. ... For the similarly named county in the West Midlands region, see Herefordshire. ... Simon May is a British musician and composer, best known for composing some of British televisions best known theme tunes, including EastEnders and Howards Way. ... The EastEnders theme tune was created by Simon May after being assigned the job of composer in 1984. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Scheduling

A Radio Times cover marking the third episode in a week being added, and the Vic siege storyline.

For the past 20 years, EastEnders has remained at the centre of BBC One's primetime schedule. It currently airs at 19:30 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 20:00 on Monday and Friday. The omnibus is aired on Sunday, though the exact time differs. Image File history File links EastEnders_Radiotimes_3nights. ... Image File history File links EastEnders_Radiotimes_3nights. ... Current Radio Times logo Radio Times is the BBCs weekly television and radio programme listings magazine. ... In broadcasting an Omnibus (sometimes called an Omnibus edition) is a compliation of daily episodes that is usually broadcast during the following weekend. ...


Originally, EastEnders was shown twice weekly at 19:00, however in August 1985 it moved to 19:30 as Michael Grade did not want the soap running in direct competition with Emmerdale Farm; the BBC had originally planned to take advantage of the 'summer break' that Emmerdale Farm usually took in order to capitalise on ratings, but ITV added extra episodes and repeats so that Emmerdale Farm was not taken off air over the summer. Realising the futility of the situation, Grade decided to move the show to the later 19:30 slot, but to avoid tabloid speculation that it was a 'panic move' on the BBC's behalf, they had to "dress up the presentation of that move in such a way as to protect the show" giving "all kinds of reasons" for the move.


EastEnders output then increased to three times a week, on 11 April 1994.[49] EastEnders then added its fourth episode (shown on Fridays) on 6 August 2001.[49] This caused some controversy as it clashed with Coronation Street, which at the time was moved to 20:00 to make way for an hour long episode of rural soap Emmerdale at 19:00 The move immediately provoked an angry response from ITV insiders, who argued that the BBC's last-minute move—only revealed at 15:30 on the day—broke an unwritten scheduling rule that the two flagship soaps would not be put directly against each other. In this first head-to-head battle, EastEnders claimed victory over its rival.[50] is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... is the 218th day of the year (219th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


From February to May 1995, as part of the programme's 10th Anniversary celebrations, Episodes from 1985 were repeated each morning at 10:00, starting from episode one. Selected episodes from 1985 and 1986 were also repeated on BBC1 on Friday evenings at 20:30 for a short while. In 1998, EastEnders Revealed was launched on BBC Choice (now BBC Three). The show takes a look behind the scenes of the EastEnders and investigates particular places, characters or families within EastEnders. EastEnders Revealed is the only BBC Choice programme to last the entire life of the channel and is still running on BBC Three. An episode of EastEnders Revealed that was commissioned for BBC Three attracted 611,000 viewers. In early 2003, viewers could watch episodes of EastEnders on digital channel BBC Three before they were broadcast on BBC One. This was to coincide with the relaunch of the channel and helped BBC Three break the one million viewers mark for the first time with 1.03 million who watched to see Mark Fowler's departure.[51] In February 2005, there were reports that the EastEnders schedule was threatened due to production problems. Newspaper reports indicated that the show faced being taken off air for a fortnight after a storyline shortage. However, this was denied by the BBC. In March of the same year, as Peter Fincham became the BBC One controller, rumours were sparked that EastEnders could air in a new time slot. Part of the title sequence used for EastEnders Revealed. ... BBC Choice was a TV station from the BBC which launched on September 23, 1998. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 3. ... Mark Fowler was a fictional character in the popular British BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Peter Fincham (born 1957) is a British television producer and executive, who was the Controller of BBC One, the primary television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation,[1] until his resignation on October 5, 2007, following criticism over the handling of the A Year With The Queen scandal. ...


EastEnders is usually repeated on BBC Three at 22:00 and old reruns can often be seen on UKTV Gold (as of January 2008, UKTV Gold are showing episodes originally aired in February 2005. They are showing five episodes which means that five week's worth of episodes are shown every four weeks, which results in a catch-up rate of around three months per year.)[52] Rerun van Pelt is the name of Linus and Lucys younger brother in the comic strip Peanuts. ... UKTV Gold, (previously known as UK Gold until March 8, 2004), is a British television channel that shows mainly classic BBC entertainment programmes. ...


As part of the BBC's digital push, EastEnders Xtra was introduced in 2005. The show was presented by Angellica Bell and was available to digital viewers at 20:30 on Monday nights. It was also shown after the Sunday omnibus. The series went behind the scenes of the show and spoke to some of the cast members. Part of the title sequence used for EastEnders Xtra. ... Angellica Bell (born 24 March 1975) is a British television and radio presenter. ...

A screenshot from the "There's more to EastEnders" advertising campaign.

A new breed of behind-the-scenes programmes have been broadcast on BBC Three since 1 December 2006. These are all documentaries related to current storylines in EastEnders, in a similar format to EastEnders Revealed, though not using the EastEnders Revealed name. EastEnders Unveiled: A Weddings Special gave viewers an insight into how the show's weddings are produced, and took a look at the past weddings of Walford. It was broadcast straight after the wedding of Ian Beale and Jane Collins.[53] EastEnders Sweethearts: The Story of Martin and Sonia aired on 2 February 2007, following the departure of Martin and Sonia Fowler.[54] EastEnders Scandals: The Wicks Family aired on 9 March 2007, coinciding with Kevin Wicks's return to Walford.[55] EastEnders Vixens: The Rise and Fall of Stella was broadcast on July 20, 2007 after the death of Stella Crawford and looked at the various female characters in EastEnders past and present. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 3. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of EastEnders special spin-off episodes that have aired over the years. ... Jane Collins is a fictional character in popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... This is a list of EastEnders special spin-off episodes that have aired over the years. ... is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This is a list of EastEnders special spin-off episodes that have aired over the years. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Kevin Wicks was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... This is a list of EastEnders special spin-off episodes that have aired over the years. ... is the 201st day of the year (202nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On 2 March, BBC signed a deal with Google to put videos on YouTube. A behind the scenes video of EastEnders, hosted by Matt Di Angelo, was put on the site the same day,[56] and was followed by another on 6 March.[57] In April 2007, EastEnders became available to view on mobile phones, via 3G technology, for 3, Vodafone and Orange customers.[58] On 21 April 2007, the BBC launched a new advertising campaign using the slogan "There's more to EastEnders".[59] The first television advert showed Dot Branning with a refugee baby, Tomas, who she took in under the pretence of being her grandson.[60] The second and third featured Stacey Slater and Dawn Swann, respectively.[61][62] There have also been adverts in magazines and on radio.-1... This article is about the corporation. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Matt Di Angelo. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 3G is the third generation of mobile phone standards and technology, superseding 2G, and preceding 4G. It is based on the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) family of standards under the International Mobile Telecommunications programme, IMT-2000. ... For other uses, see 3 (disambiguation). ... Vodafone Group Plc is a mobile network operator headquartered in Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK. It is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world by turnover and has a market value of about £84. ... Orange SA IPA: is a mobile network operator and an internet service provider that is a subsidiary of France Télécom. ... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Tomas Covalenco is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


International screenings

EastEnders is aired around the world in many English-speaking countries, including New Zealand and Canada. The series aired in the United States until BBC America ceased broadcasts of the serial in 2003, amidst fan protests. It is shown on BBC Prime in Europe and Africa and is approx. six episodes behind the UK EastEnders.[63] It was also shown on BBC Prime in Asia, but when the channel was replaced by BBC Entertainment, it ceased showing the series.[64] It is also shown on BBC Canada.[65] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... BBC America is an American television network, owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, which was launched on March 29, 1998, available on both cable and satellite. ... The old BBC Prime logo used until 1997 BBC Prime is the BBCs general entertainment TV channel in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... The old BBC Prime logo used until 1997 BBC Prime is the BBCs general entertainment TV channel in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... BBC Entertainment is the name of a BBC-branded general entertainment channel operated by the Corporations commercial arm, BBC Worldwide. ... BBC Canada is a general entertainment Canadian category 2 digital cable television channel. ...


In June 2004, the Dish Network picked up EastEnders, airing episodes starting at the point where BBC America had ceased broadcasting them, offering the serial as a pay-per-view item. Dish first broadcast two weeks' worth of shows each week to catch up. In approximately February 2005, the programming reached the point of being one month behind the new shows being aired in the UK. At that point, Dish stopped its double-helping schedule, and now maintains the schedule of airing the new programmes consistently one month behind the UK schedule. Episodes from prior years are still shown on various PBS stations in the US. DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company DISH Network Corporation. ... BBC America is an American television network, owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, which was launched on March 29, 1998, available on both cable and satellite. ...


In the United States, the PBS station KOCE-TV ran the show one episode per week from 1990 to 1993, and currently shows two episodes weekly on Friday at 12:30 and 13:00 but has now ceased broadcasting. Their last repeat is on Sunday. Houston's KUHT runs two episodes every Sunday night at 22:00 and 22:30. Similarly, WLIW in New York City schedules two episodes on Fridays at midnight with a recap of last weeks episodes. North Carolina's public television outlet, UNC-TV, runs two episodes per week, and receives generous financial support from the fundraising efforts of the North Carolina EastEnders Fan Club. Except on one occasion where public support dried up, KTEH-TV of San Jose, California, has run the series, between two to four episodes weekly, since the early 1990s. TPT, Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St Paul) airs two episodes every Friday evening. Miami's PBS station WPBT airs two episodes every Saturday morning at 11:00 and 11:30 and two episodes on Mondays at 02:00 and 02:30. Most PBS stations are nearly five years behind in the storyline, and those showing fewer than four episodes weekly are falling further behind. PBS redirects here. ... KOCE Channel 50 is an affilliate of the Public Broadcasting Service. ... Houston redirects here. ... KUHT or Houston PBS (VHF channel 8 in Houston, Texas) is a PBS television affiliate operated by the University of Houston. ... WLIW is a Long Island PBS affiliate that serves the New York City area. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... UNC-TV is a statewide public television network in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... KTEH (UHF Channel 54, cable Channel 10) is a PBS station located in San Jose, California and serving the San Francisco Bay Area. ... For other uses, see San José. Nickname: Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California Location of San Jose with the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Santa Clara Pueblo founded November 29, 1777 Incorporated March 27, 1850 Government  - Type charter city, mayor-council  - Mayor Chuck Reed  - Vice...


The series was screened in Australia by the ABC from 1987 until the early 1990s. Currently the series is seen in Australia only on pay-TV channel UK.TV. In New Zealand, it was shown by TVNZ on TV One for several years, but is now on Prime each weekday afternoon at 13:00. In Ireland, it is shown on RTÉ One at the same time as BBC One, which is also widely received in the country. This sometimes creates the situation whereby RTÉ completes the airing of an episode before the BBC (usually only by a few seconds, or minutes at most). This is due to the same scheduled start times for the episodes (also differs by several seconds or minutes), but different advertisement formats which causes one to always marginally finish before the other. The series is also screened in the Netherlands due to BBC One being receivable for viewers there. EastEnders is also shown on the British Forces Broadcasting Service's main TV channel, BFBS1, to members of HM Forces stationed around the world.[66] The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... UKTV is a subscription television channel in Australia and New Zealand, screening UK entertainment programming, sourced mainly from the archives of the BBC, TALKBACKThames and ITV Plc. ... Current TVNZ logo Television New Zealand (TVNZ) is the main broadcaster of television in New Zealand, established in 1980 through the merger of Television One and TV2 (formerly South Pacific Television). ... Prime Television New Zealand is the sixth national free-to-air television station in New Zealand. ... RTÉ One (Irish: RTÉ a hAon) is the Republic of Irelands oldest and most popular television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... The British Forces Broadcasting Service was established by the British War Office (now Ministry of Defence) in 1943, and today provides radio and television programming for HM Forces, and their dependents worldwide, in Germany, Cyprus, Belize, Canada, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Middle East. ... The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown. ...


Popularity and viewership

EastEnders proved highly popular and Appreciation Indexes reflected this, rising from 55–60 at the launch to 85–95 later on, a figure which was nearly ten points higher than the average for a British soap opera. Research suggested that people found the characters true to life, the plots believable and, importantly in the face of criticism of the content, people watched as a family and regarded it as viewing for all the family. Based on market research by BBC commissioning in 2003, EastEnders is most watched by 60–74 year olds, closely followed by 45–59 year olds. An average EastEnders episode attracts a total audience share between 35 and 40%. Aside from that, the 10 p.m. repeat showing on BBC Three attracts an average of 500,000 viewers, whilst the Sunday omnibus attracts 3 million. EastEnders is one of the more popular programmes on British television and regularly attracts between 7 and 19 million viewers[67] and while the show's ratings have fallen since its initial surge in popularity and it generally rates lower than its ITV rival Coronation Street, the programme continues to be largely successful for the BBC. In order to maximise ratings, the BBC and ITV are usually careful to avoid scheduling clashes between their flagship soaps. In 2001 however, the soaps clashed for the first time. EastEnders won the battle with 8.4 million viewers (41% share) whilst Coronation Street lagged behind with 7.3 million viewers (36% share).[68] For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 3. ... British television broadcasting has a range of different broadcasters, broadcasting multiple channels over a variety of distribution media. ...

30.15 million viewers watched Den serve Angie divorce papers (Christmas 1986).
30.15 million viewers watched Den serve Angie divorce papers (Christmas 1986).

The launch show attracted 17 million viewers in 1985; this was perhaps helped by the amount of press attention it received, something which continues today.[69] Image File history File links Den_Ange_Divorce. ... Image File history File links Den_Ange_Divorce. ...


On Christmas Day 1986, EastEnders attracted 30.15 million viewers who tuned in to see Den Watts hand over divorce papers to wife Angie. This remains the highest rated episode of a soap in British television history.[70] On 21 September 2004, Louise Berridge, the then executive producer, quit following criticism of the show.[71] The following day the show received its lowest ever ratings at that time (6.2 million) when ITV scheduled an hour long episode of Emmerdale against it. Emmerdale was watched by 8.1 million people. The poor ratings motivated the press into reporting viewers were bored with implausible and ill thought out storylines.[72] Kathleen Hutchison, who had been the executive producer of hospital drama Holby City, was announced as the new executive producer.[73] Within a few weeks, she announced a major shake-up of the cast with the highly-criticised Ferreira family, first seen in June 2003, written out at the beginning of 2005.[74] Hutchison went on to axe other characters including Andy Hunter, Kate Mitchell, Juley Smith and Derek Harkinson.[75][76][77] Whilst she was there, she set about reversing the previous executive producer's work. It indicated a fresh start for EastEnders after declining ratings in 2004. For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Louise Berridge is a British television producer and script editor. ... For the 1994 debut album by The Cardigans, see Emmerdale (album). ... Kathleen Hutchison is a British television Producer – whose credits include Playing the Field, Holby City (which she Series Produced then Executive Produced for a number of years) and Casualty @ Holby City. ... Holby City is a medical drama television serial, formerly a drama series, broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. ... Police Constable Kate Mitchell (née Morton; undercover police name Helen Tyler) was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Julius Juley Smith is a fictional character in the BBC soap opera, EastEnders. ... Derek Harkinson was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


In January 2005, after just four months, Kathleen Hutchison left EastEnders. John Yorke who led EastEnders through what Mal Young (the then head of BBC drama) said was one of its most successful periods in 2001, returned to the BBC as the head of drama, meaning his responsibilities included the running of EastEnders. He also brought back long serving script writer Tony Jordan.[78] It is reported that the cast and crew did not get on well with Hutchison as she had them working up to midnight and beyond.[79] She is also said to have rejected several planned storylines and demanded re-writes. This was one of the reasons storylines such as the Real Walford football team were suddenly ignored. But through her short reign she led EastEnders to some of its most healthy viewing figures in months. John Yorke immediately stepped into her position until a few weeks later when Kate Harwood was announced as the new executive producer.[80] John Yorke: Executive Producer of EastEnders, December 1999 - May 2002 John Yorke is currently the Controller of Continuing Drama Series and Head of Independent Drama for the BBC. He joined the BBC in the late 1980s, working initially in radio as a studio manager and then as a producer on... Mal Young (born in Liverpool, England, on January 26, 1957) is a British television producer and executive . ... Tony Jordan on the set of EastEnders Tony Jordan is the lead writer and story consultant for BBC Soap Opera EastEnders and has written for the soap since 1985, he is considered to be a somewhat veteran of the soap. ... Kate Harwood on the set of EastEnders Kate Harwood is a British television producer. ...


In the autumn of 2005, EastEnders saw its average audience share increase. This was thanks to a succession of ratings-grabbing storylines which included the arrest of Sam Mitchell for the murder of Den Watts, the marriage of Sharon and Dennis Rickman, the return of the Mitchell brothers, Chrissie Watts being arrested after she was discovered to have been Den's real killer, and the death of Dennis Rickman at the hands of a mysterious attacker. Weeks after this, ITV again scheduled episodes of Emmerdale against EastEnders, in which Emmerdale came out on top for a few times. The episode of Emmerdale, which saw the departure of one of its more popular characters, Zoe Tate, attracted 8.3 million viewers, leaving EastEnders with 6.6 million for the funeral of Den Watts.[81] However, this indirectly helped increase the audience of digital channel BBC Three as 1 million (10% share) tuned in to see the second showing. However, the battle between EastEnders and Emmerdale saw EastEnders come out on top with 200,000 more viewers on 1 December 2005. EastEnders was the top-rated soap on Christmas Day 2005, attracting 10.6 million viewers while Coronation Street got 9.8 million.[82] 12.6 million viewers watched as Dennis Rickman was stabbed by a mystery attacker on 30 December 2005, and the aftermath attracted 12.34 million viewers on 2 January 2006. Samantha Sam Mitchell (previously Butcher and Hunter) is a fictional character in the popular British BBC1 soap opera EastEnders. ... Dennis Den Watts was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, played by actor Leslie Grantham. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dennis Rickman was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since then EastEnders has beaten Coronation Street in the ratings several times, although Coronation Street continues to average more on a regular basis. Ratings reached an all-time low in July 2006 with 5.2 million viewers, followed two days later by only 3.9 million when the series was scheduled against the action packed hour long episode of Emmerdale on ITV1 featuring several characters trapped in an exploding show home.[83]

The episode of Pauline's exit proved popular with viewers.
The episode of Pauline's exit proved popular with viewers.

Christmas Day 2006 saw EastEnders as the top rated soap; 10.7 million viewers watched to see the death of Pauline Fowler.[84] In previous two weeks to that, it reached 9.90 and 9.85 million viewers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In February 2007, the show was criticised for boring storylines and acting. EastEnders was consequently snubbed from the Royal Television Society awards.[85] EastEnders received its second lowest ratings on 17 May 2007, when 4.0 million viewers tuned in to see Ian Beale and Phil Mitchell's car crash, part of the show's most expensive stunt. This was also the lowest ever audience share, with just 19.6%. This was attributed to a conflicting one hour special episode of Emmerdale on ITV1 which revealed the perpetrator in the long running Tom King murder mystery storyline. Emmerdale's audience peaked at 9.1 million. Ratings for the 10 p.m. EastEnders repeat on BBC Three reached an all time high of 1.4 million.[86][87] However, on Christmas Day 2007, EastEnders gained one of its highest ratings for years and the highest ratings for any TV programme in 2007, when 13.9 million viewers saw Bradley Branning find out his wife Stacey had been cheating with his father, Max.[88][89][90] The earlier first half had achieved 11.8 million viewers. The second half of the double bill was the most watched programme on Christmas Day 2007 in the UK, while the first half was third most watched, surpassed only by the Doctor Who Christmas special. When official figures came out a few weeks later, it was confirmed 14.38million viewers had watched the Christmas Day episode of EastEnders, and that it wad the highest UK TV Audience for ANY TV show during 2007. On 24 March 2008, EastEnders attracted a strong audience of 11.4 million viewers a 42.4% audience share, which saw Max Branning buried alive by his wife Tanya Branning. This episode beat the double bill of Coronation Street which attracted 10.9 million viewers at 7.30pm a 41% audience share and 9.9 million viewers a 36.5% audience share at 8.30pm. On 31 March 2008, EastEnders attracted 10.3 million viewers when Ricky Butcher returned with his sister Diane. The Royal Television Society is a British-based society for the discussion, analysis and preservation of television in all its forms, past, present and future. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Thomas Tom Albert King was a fictional character on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. ... Tom King upon falling to his death On the 25 December 2006 Emmerdale presented the interactive storyline, featuring the death of Tom King. ... Bradley Branning is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Stacey Branning (née Slater) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Max Branning is a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Voyage of the Damned is an episode of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. ... Richard Francis Ricky Butcher[1] is a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Daughter of secondhand-car salesman, Frank, student Diane Butcher arrived in Albert Square in 1988 when her father married Pat Wicks and took over as landlord of the Queen Victoria pub. ...


On 7 April 2008, Bianca Jackson returned to Albert Square and attracted 10.4 million viewers which saw Bianca turning up at Pat's house. The show gave the BBC a 42.6% audience share.


On 23 June 8.3 million viewers (39.9% share) watched to see the return of Max Branning[91]


Between 2001 and 2002, EastEnders was the 10th most searched-for TV show on the Internet.[92] It was the 2nd most popular UK search term in 2003,[93] and the 7th in 2004.[94] EastEnders holds the record for the most watched soap episode in Britain.[70] In 2001, EastEnders went head to head with rival soap Coronation Street for the first time. EastEnders won the battle with 8.4 million viewers (41%) while Coronation Street attracted 7.3 million (36%).[95] Since EastEnders began in 1985, at least one of its episodes have rated higher than any other British soap opera throughout each decade. This includes the 1980s, 1990s and so far the 2000s. Coronation Street is an award-winning British soap opera. ...


Critique

EastEnders has received both praise and criticism for most of its storylines, which have dealt with difficult themes, such as violence, rape and murder. In 1997 several episodes were shot and set in Ireland, resulting in criticisms for portraying the Irish in a negatively stereotypical way. Ted Barrington, the Irish Ambassador to London at the time, described the portrayal of Ireland as an "unrepresentative caricature", stating he was worried by the negative stereotypes and the images of drunkenness, backwardness and isolation. Jana Bennett, the BBC's then director of production, later apologised for the episodes, stating on BBC1's news bulletin: "It is clear that a significant number of viewers have been upset by the recent episodes of EastEnders, and we are very sorry, because the production team and programme makers did not mean to cause any offence." A year later BBC chairman Christopher Bland admitted that as result of the Irish-set EastEnders episodes, the station failed in its pledge to represent all groups accurately and avoid reinforcing prejudice.[96]


Mary Whitehouse argued at the time that EastEnders represented a violation of "family viewing time" and that it undermined the watershed policy. She regarded EastEnders as a fundamental assault on the family and morality itself. She made reference to representation of family life and emphasis on psychological and emotional violence within the show. She was also critical of language such as "bleeding", "bloody hell", "bastard" and "for Christ's sake". However, Whitehouse also praised the programme, describing Michelle Fowler's decision not to have an abortion as a "very positive storyline". She also felt that EastEnders had been cleaned up as a result of her protests, though she later commented that EastEnders had returned to its old ways. Her criticisms were widely reported in the tabloid press as ammunition in its existing rivalry with the BBC. The stars of Coronation Street in particular aligned themselves with Mary Whitehouse, gaining headlines such as "STREETS AHEAD! RIVALS LASH SEEDY EASTENDERS" and "CLEAN UP SOAP! Street Star Bill Lashes 'Steamy' EastEnders". This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Watershed is a term used in the United Kingdom (as well as Canada) to describe a time in television schedules beyond which it is permissible to show television programmes which have adult content. It is known in the US as Safe Harbor. Adult content can be generally defined as having... Icon of Christ in a Greek Orthodox church This page is about the title, office or what is known in Christian theology as the Divine Person. ... Michelle Fowler (previously Holloway) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


The long-running storyline of Mark Fowler's HIV was so successful in raising awareness that in 1999, a survey by the National Aids Trust found teenagers got most of their information about HIV from the soap, though one campaigner noted that in some ways the storyline was not reflective of what was happening at the time as the condition was more common among the gay community. Still, heterosexual Mark struggled with various issues connected to his HIV status, including public fears of contamination, a marriage breakdown connected to his inability to have children and the side effects of combination therapies. However, in early 2003, when the makers of the series decided to write Mark out of the series, he left Walford to travel the world, and his death was announced a year later. Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... The sociological construct of a gay community is complex among those that classify themselves as homosexual, ranging from full-embracement to complete and utter rejection of the concept. ...


The child abuse storyline with Kat Slater and her uncle Harry saw calls to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) go up by 60%. The chief executive of the NSPCC praised the storyline for covering the subject in a direct and sensitive way, coming to the conclusion that people were more likely to report any issues relating to child protection because of it. In 2002, EastEnders also won an award from the Mental Health Media Awards held at BAFTA for this storyline. Child abuse is the physical, psychological or sexual abuse or neglect of children. ... The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is a UK charity working in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. ...


EastEnders is often criticised for being too violent, most notably during a domestic violence storyline between Little Mo Morgan and her husband Trevor. As EastEnders is shown pre-watershed, there were worries that some scenes in this storyline were too graphic for its audience. Complaints against a scene in which Little Mo's face was pushed in gravy on Christmas Day were upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Council. However, a helpline after this episode attracted over 2000 calls. Erin Pizzey, who became internationally famous for having started one of the first Women's Refuges, said that EastEnders had done more to raise the issue of violence against women in one story than she had done in 25 years. The character of Phil Mitchell (played by Steve McFadden since early 1990) has been criticised on several occasions for glorifying violence and proving a bad role model to children. Domestic disturbance redirects here. ... For other uses, see Gravy (disambiguation). ... Erin Pizzey (born February 19, 1939 in China, daughter of a diplomat) became internationally famous for having started the first Womens Refuge (called womens shelter in the US) in the modern world during the 1971. ... A Womens Shelter is a place of temporary refuge and support for women escaping violent situations, such as Rape, and Domestic Violence. ... Phillip James Phil Mitchell is a long-running fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Stephen McFadden (born 20 March 1959 in Maida Vale, London) is a well-known English actor best known for playing hard man Phil Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


Originally there was a storyline written that the whole Ferreira family killed their pushy father Dan, but after actor Dalip Tahil could not get a visa for working in the UK the storyline was scrapped and instead Ronny Ferreira got stabbed and survived. This storyline was criticised by many as it seemed rushed and no reason was given for Dan's disappearance.[97] Dan Ferreira was the head of the ill-fated Ferreira family that arrived in the BBC soap Eastenders in 2003. ... Dalip Tahil (born 30 October 1952) is an Indian actor who has appeared in over 100 Bollywood films usually playing villain roles since 1979. ... Rohan Ronny Ferreira was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders played by Ray Panthaki. ...


In 2003, Shaun Williamson, who was in the final months of his role of Barry Evans, said that the programme had become much grittier over the past ten to fifteen years, and found it "frightening" that parents let their young children watch. Shaun Williamson (born 4 November 1965 in Maidstone, Kent, England) is a British actor. ... Barry Evans was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


The BBC was accused of anti-religious bias by a House of Lords committee, who cited EastEnders as an example. Dr. Indarjit Singh, editor of the Sikh Messenger and patron of the World Congress of Faiths, said: "EastEnders' Dot Cotton is an example. She quotes endlessly from the Bible and it ridicules religion to some extent." This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Indarjit Singh (sometimes Inderjit Singh), OBE, (1932, Rawalpindi, india - ) is a British journalist and broadcaster, editor of the Sikh Messenger and widely known as a frequent presenter of the Thought for the Day segment on BBC Radio 4s Today Programme, and BBC Radio 2s Pause for Thought. ... For other uses, see Bible (disambiguation). ...

The scene involving Owen and Denise that prompted 128 complaints.
The scene involving Owen and Denise that prompted 128 complaints.

Susan Tully, who played Michelle Fowler from the show's inception until 1995, has caused controversy with fans after refusing to return to the show for important events regarding the Fowler family such as Mark and Pauline's weddings to Lisa Shaw and Joe Macer, respectively, and Michelle's father Arthur and Mark's funerals. The actress rejected offers to return again for Pauline's funeral, and Scarlett Johnson, who played Vicki Fowler, wasn't asked to return.[98] It has been a common practice in the programme for former characters not to return for important events regarding their family members. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Susan as Michelle in EastEnders Susan Tully (born October 20, 1968 in Highgate, London) is a British actress who became a producer and director. ... Lisa Fowler (nee Shaw) was a fictional character in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Joseph Joe Macer was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... This article is about the British soap opera actress Scarlett Johnson. ... Victoria Vicki Louise Fowler was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


In July 2006, former cast member Tracy-Ann Oberman suggested that the scriptwriters had been "on crack" when they penned the storyline about Den's murder and described her 18 months on the show as being "four years of acting experience".[99] Wendy Richard, who played Pauline Fowler for 21 years, has also claimed that she quit the show because of the producers' decision to remarry her character to Joe Macer (played by Ray Brooks), as she felt this was out of character for Pauline.[100] Tracy-Ann Oberman on EastEnders Revealed Tracy-Ann Oberman (born August 1970 in England) is a British Jewish television and radio actress, best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in the soap opera EastEnders. ... For other uses, see Cocaine (disambiguation). ... Wendy Richard MBE (born Wendy Emerton on 20 July 1943) is a popular English actress best known for playing Miss Brahms in Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1985 and Pauline Fowler in EastEnders from 1985 to 2006. ... Ray Brooks is a British actor, born 20 April 1939 in Brighton, East Sussex. ...


In August 2006, a scene involving Carly Wicks and Jake Moon having sex on the floor of Scarlet nightclub, and another scene involving Owen Turner violently attacking Denise Fox, prompted 129 and 128 complaints, respectively.[101] Carly and Jake's sex scenes were later removed from the Sunday omnibus edition. Carly Wicks is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Jacob Jake Moon was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Scarlet is the name of a fictional nightclub in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders, located at the fictional address of 4 Turpin Road. ...

Billy and Honey Mitchell, with their baby daughter Janet.

The birth of Billy and Honey Mitchell's baby, Janet, diagnosed with Down's syndrome, has attracted a lot of criticism. The storyline has been criticised by the Royal College of Midwives, who claim the storyline was inaccurate and unrealistic. They claim that Honey should not have been refused an epidural and should not have been told about her daughter's condition without her husband being present. They also claim that the baby appeared rigid when in fact she should have been floppy, and that nobody opened the baby's blanket to check.[102] The BBC say a great deal of research was undertaken such as talking to families with children who have Down's syndrome, and liaising with a senior midwife as well as the Down's Syndrome Association. The BBC say Honey was not refused an epidural but had actually locked herself away in the bathroom. They were also unable to cast a baby with Down's syndrome for the first few episodes, which is why the baby appeared rigid.[102] The Down's Syndrome Association say that the way in which Billy and Honey found out about their baby's condition and their subsequent support is not a best practice model, but is still a realistic situation.[103] Conversely, learning disability charity Mencap have praised the soap, saying it will help to raise awareness.[104] Image File history File links Billy_honey_janet. ... Image File history File links Billy_honey_janet. ... A child with Down syndrome Down syndrome (also called Downs syndrome) encompasses a number of genetic disorders, of which trisomy 21 (a nondisjunction) is the most representative, causing highly variable degrees of learning difficulties and physical disabilities. ... An epidural catheter after insertion. ... Mencap is a UK charity. ...


The showdown of Rob, Dawn and May's storyline where May stated to Dawn she could give her an elective caesarean (Dawn being handcuffed to the bed) prompted 200 complaints reported by The Sun.[105] The 2007 domestic abuse storyline involving Ben Mitchell and Stella Crawford has attracted sixty complaints from viewers, who found scenes where Ben was attacked by bullies as Stella looked on "upsetting".[106]


In May 2007, it was decided that the ending of a current storyline featuring characters of Dawn Swann, Dr. May Wright and Rob Minter would be substantially rewritten due to the disappearance of toddler Madeleine McCann. The storyline would have seen May ran off with Dawn and Rob's baby shortly after it had been born.[107] The move has attracted some criticism as to how it relates directly to the disappearance of the toddler,[108] but the BBC has defended its actions by stating that "In the current circumstances it was felt any storyline that included a child abduction would be inappropriate and could cause distress to our viewers."[107] Dawn Swann (previously went by the name of Miller) is a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... Doctor May Wright will be a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: not-notable, speculation, unreferenced If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... Madeleine McCann Madeleine McCann disappeared on the evening of Thursday, 3 May 2007 in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve, Portugal, just days short of her fourth birthday. ...


In March 2008, scenes showing Tanya Branning and boyfriend, Sean Slater, burying Tanya's husband Max alive, attracted many complaints. Tanya was seen drugging Max before her and Sean pulling him out to a van and driving him to nearby woods. They then placed him in an open coffin and filled it with soil before driving away, leaving him for dead. However, in the next episode Tanya did go back to rescue him. None of this was ever known to anyone else and Max left the square soon after.


Awards

Year Ceremony Award(s) Reference(s)
2008 Television and Radio Industries Club awards 'Soap of the Year' [109]
Digital Spy Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [110]
All About Soap Bubble Awards 'Best Soap','Best Secret Reveal', 'Best Soap Slap', 'Best Tearjerker' [111]
The British Soap Awards 'Best British Soap'
2007 National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [112]
All About Soap Bubble Awards 'Best Tearjerker', 'Biggest Wedding Shock', 'Best Double Act' [113]
Banff World Television Festival 'Best telenovela and drama serial programme' [114]
2006 National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [7]
Mental Health Media Awards 'Soaps and Continual Drama' [45]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
TV Quick and TV Choice Awards 'Best Soap' [115]
The British Soap Awards 'Best British Soap', 'Best Single Episode' [8]
British Academy Television Awards 'Best Continuing Drama' [5]
2005 Smash Hits T4 Pollwinners' Party 'Best TV Show' [116]
National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [117]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
2004 British Soap Awards 'Best British Soap' [118]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
2003 National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [117]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
TV Quick Awards 'Best Soap' [119]
2002 British Soap Awards 'Best British Soap', 'Best Single Episode' [117]
National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [117]
British Academy Television Awards 'Best Soap' [117]
Royal Television Society Awards 'Best Soap' [117]
Television and Radio Industries Club Awards 'TV Soap of the Year' [117]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
TV Quick Awards 'Best Soap', 'Best Soap Storyline' [117]
2001 British Soap Awards 'Best British Soap' [117]
National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [117]
Royal Television Society Awards 'Best Soap' [119]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
TV Quick Award 'Best Soap', 'Best Soap Storyline' [117]
2000 British Academy Television Awards 'Best Soap' [117]
National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [117]
British Soap Awards 'Best British Soap' [117]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
1999 British Academy Television Awards 'Best Soap' [117]
British Soap Awards 'Best Storyline' [117]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
TV Quick Award 'Best Soap', 'Best Soap Storyline' [120]
1998 Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
1997 British Academy Television Awards 'Best Drama Series' [117]
National Television Awards 'Most Popular Soap' [117]
Inside Soap Awards 'Best Soap' [6]
1996 National Television Awards 'Best Soap Opera' [117]
1995 National Television Awards 'Most Popular Serial Drama' [117]
1986 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards 'TV Theme Music of the Year' [117]

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In popular culture

Since its premiere in 1985, EastEnders has had a large impact on British popular culture. It has frequently been referred to in many different media, including songs and television programmes. Alistair McGowan as Dot Branning. ... Popular culture (or pop culture) is the widespread cultural elements in any given society that are perpetuated through that societys vernacular language or lingua franca. ...


Further reading

Who's Who in EastEnders by Kate Lock.
Who's Who in EastEnders by Kate Lock.
Main article: EastEnders books

Many books have been written about EastEnders. Notably, from 1985 to 1988, author and television writer Hugh Miller wrote seventeen novels, detailing the lives of many of the show's original characters before 1985, when events on screen took place. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1524x1635, 1018 KB)[edit] Licensing This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who created the cover or the publisher of the book. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1524x1635, 1018 KB)[edit] Licensing This image is of a book cover, and the copyright for it is most likely owned either by the artist who created the cover or the publisher of the book. ... This is a list of books about or relating to the British soap opera EastEnders. ... Hugh Miller is a television script writer and author. ... For other uses, see Novel (disambiguation). ...


Kate Lock also wrote four novels centred around more recent characters; Steve Owen, Grant Mitchell, Bianca Jackson and Tiffany Mitchell. Lock also wrote a character guide entitled Who's Who in EastEnders (ISBN 0-563-55178-X) in 2000, examining main characters from the first fifteen years of the show. Tiffany Dawn Mitchell (née Raymond) was a fictional character in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders. ...


Show creators Julia Smith and Tony Holland also wrote a book about the show in 1987, entitled EastEnders: The Inside Story (ISBN 0-563-20601-2), telling the story of how the show made it to screen. Two special anniversary books have been written about the show; EastEnders: The First 10 Years: A Celebration (ISBN 0-563-37057-2) by Colin Brake in 1995 and EastEnders: 20 Years in Albert Square (ISBN 0-563-52165-1) by Rupert Smith in 2005.


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Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 70th day of the year (71st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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