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EastEnders is typical of the soap opera in this respect, maintaining at any one time two or more major and several minor intertwining narratives, with cliffhangers at the ends of episodes and (temporary) resolutions within the body of some episodes.
Eastenders strives to be realistic and relevant rather than issue-led, with the educational element professed as an incidental outcome of its commitment to realism.
This potentially depressing mix is lightened by a dose of British humour and wit, by the dramatic intensity of the emotions and issues portrayed, and by the nostalgic gloss given to the portrayal of solidarity and warmth in a supposedly authentic community.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/E/htmlE/eastenders/eastenders.htm   (1130 words)

 Street-wise EastEnders overtakes rival
EastEnders has reacted with a marked change, incorporating faster cuts between sequences, more storylines and a greater number of characters.
Jane Harris, series producer of EastEnders, said: "Our younger audience are keen cinema-goers and that has changed the way they see the screen.
Perhaps inevitably, EastEnders gains a higher audience in the south, whereas Coronation Street has its most loyal core of fans in the north and some critics believe that the regional differences between the two series will become even more apparent.
www.telegraph.co.uk /htmlContent.jhtml?html=/archive/1996/10/31/nsoap31.html   (568 words)

 BBC News Online | Entertainment | TV and Radio | EastEnders' Vicki to leave show
The hot-tempered Vicki has been at the centre of much of the action in Walford during her time on the show, discovering a lost half-brother, Dennis, and dealing with the return of her father.
She was also caught in the middle when Dennis had an affair with Sharon, and underwent an abortion after a fling with Spencer Moon.
EastEnders had an average of 11 million viewers in April, May and June 2004 - down from an average of more than 13 million in the first three months of the year.
news.bbc.co.uk /nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_3572000/3572978.stm   (322 words)

 EastEnders: Soap bubbles after rewrite - Independent Online Edition > Media
Of course, many of the EastEnders characters are affluent, formally trained actors who speak with accents that are less Muvva Brown and more the sort of polished BBC tones of Harwood herself.
The first episode of EastEnders was broadcast on 19 February 1985, based on an idea formulated by the Z-Cars script-writing team of Julia Smith and Tony Holland.
In the 21st anniversary episode of EastEnders, shown on Friday, the Queen of the Square, Pauline Fowler (Wendy Richard), gets married and the audience is introduced to Phil Daniels's character for the first time, and his on-screen daughter Carly (Kellie Shirley).
news.independent.co.uk /media/article345039.ece   (1319 words)

 EastEnders - Nostalgia Central
Just over a year later, that wasteland had been transformed into the bustling Albert Square and the BBCs long-denied dream of a twice-weekly serial to battle Coronation Street had become reality, in the shape of EastEnders.
The first episode of EastEnders, in which Reg Cox was found dead, was watched by over 17 million people.
Three days later, the story broke that Leslie Grantham was a convicted murderer, and the love-hate relationship between EastEnders and Fleet Street began.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /tv/drama/eastenders.htm   (416 words)

  Eastenders Merchandise and Memorabillia
The first episode of EastEnders was broadcast on BBC One Television in February 1985 and was created Julia Smith and Tony Holland.
EastEnders is set in the fictional London Borough of Walford within which is situated Albert Square, home to the infamous Queen Victoria Public House.
In the USA, EastEnders used to air on BBC America but following the cessation of broadcasts in 2003, the series is now shown on the Dish Satellite Network on a pay per view basis.
www.alkenmrs.com /soapsrus/eastenders   (198 words)

EastEnders is consistently winning viewers' awards, but for a soap to be voted Best Drama Series by its peers at BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Awards) is a first, and something special to celebrate.
This brings EastEnders' total number of trophies to 14 and reflects this series' continuing popularity and quality since it first began in 1985.
Set in the fictitious London Borough of Walford, EastEnders is an on-going story of life in the East End and focuses on the multi-racial community who live and work in and around Albert Square.
www.bbcprograms.com /pbs/catalog/eastenders/eastmain.htm   (158 words)

 Why Eastenders leads to Big Government | Samizdata.net
The cast of Eastenders are always in a perpetual state of misery.
Eastenders also pushes the Blairite constituional agenda, and seeks to undermine the institutions of this country which protect liberty.
In Eastenders, the character of "Little Mo" was found guilty of attempted murder even though she was innocent.
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 EastEnders Gossip Rumours and News
She trilled: "I have to say it was a shock, I mean it's not like we got on or anything is it." She was booted in the first show.
EASTENDERS legend June Brown is threatening to quit - because she doesn't like the depressing storylines.
EastEnders star Wendy Richard has told me she won't be watching her own funeral when it goes out live on air.
www.eastenders-west.com /Content/Rumours/Rumours.htm   (3586 words)

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The lowest ratings figures ever for EastEnders are set to prompt the departure of some of the hit soap’s best known characters, including members of the feisty Slater family and gangland boss Andy Hunter.
EastEnders premiered with 17 million viewers on February 19, 1985, but ratings have dropped since its heyday.
Soaps The television soap opera EastEnders televised by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) on the channel BBC 1 is one of the most popular soaps viewed in Britain today.
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 Is EastEnders doomed? | the Daily Mail
Eastenders took its lowest ever audience as Emmerdale overtook it on Tuesday evening, with 5.6 million viewers.
I used to be a fan of Eastenders until they bought so many dull characters into the programme and so many boring storylines that go on and on.
Eastenders is so dull now that I would rather sit and watch paint dry.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/showbiz/showbiznews.html?in_article_id=395406&in_page_id=1773   (935 words)

 Urban Dictionary: eastenders
The storylines are available a week in advance and the cult TV soap known as eastenders is now a well known and widely used excuse for those moments when one cannot be bothered to get up off ones posterior and do something vaguely constructive.
Eastenders is set around the fictional east end of London town of 'Walford'and follows the every day events of its inhabitants lives.
EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera, first broadcast on 19 February 1985.
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EastEnders is a popular BBC television soap opera which was first broadcast on 19 February 1985.
Brookside is now gone and, at a time when it should be celebrating, EastEnders, once a show whose plots everyone loved to gossip about, is being talked about for all the wrong reasons.
EastEnders began in 1985 as a rival for ITV's Coronation Street.
www.lycos.com /info/eastenders.html   (425 words)

 EastEnders | PopMatters Television Review
Threatened by this kind of social mobility, they are, almost to a person, defensively proud of their relative lack of education and economically circumscribed existences, something I've always interpreted as the show's implicit critique of these sedimented class biases.
EastEnders is further separated from its U.S. counterparts in that it doesn't try to pass off credulity-straining nonsense as creative daring.
As consistently good as it is, EastEnders is not immune from plots that go nowhere, hysterical overacting, or being too focused on a group of characters.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/e/eastenders.shtml   (1759 words)

 Eastenders - Soap Chat
Of course EastEnders is nothing like it used to be or even should be, none of the soaps are anything like they were when they were in their heyday but EastEnders has suffered the least and is still the best IMO.
We all know EastEnders used to be better than it is now but IMO it has suffered the least and is still the best.
EastEnders, on the other hand, I continue to watch - not every episode anymore, but most - but I can't really see any reason why it shouldn't be able to return to what it once was.
www.soapchat.burtonhosting.com /showthread.php?t=148971   (1709 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Eastenders are the music journalist and DJ Stefan Mueller (aka DJ Eastenders) and his production partner Cem Buldak (aka Afrit).
The mixed crowd going to this club night was fascinated over and over again by its special atmosphere to which the visual concept of showing Bollywood films contributed substantially – this was also the starting point for his „Orientation“ concept.
Eastenders’ tracks will probably never be recognized within those diverse “electronic scenes” but somewhere in between and beyond instead.
www.poetsclubrec.com /artists_eastenders.htm   (948 words)

 All about Eastenders Beer & Wine warehouse in Calais
Information about Eastenders Wine and Beer Shop - day-tripper.net, the web magazine which saves you money when crossing the channel by ferry or Eurotunnel to Calais, to buy wine, beer, spirits and food.
Eastenders is one of the most well known wine and beer warehouses in Calais.
You will see Eastenders on your left but you will need to turn first left to find the enterance.
www.day-tripper.net /shopwineeastenders.html   (237 words)

 EASTENDERS - Albert Square UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
I have collected so much Eastenders memorabilia over the years, such as cast autographed cards, various photos and lots of books for references to any Eastenders related questions that I may get asked.
I am the Eastenders gossip, with friends and work colleagues asking for episode updates, if they missed the show or if people are wanting to know up and coming story lines (which I get from TV magazines, the Internet or from the newspapers).
My friends and I have been very fortunate to be able to go to visit the 'set' of Eastenders, which is filmed at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
www.geocities.com /albertsquareuk/eastenders_webpage/introduction.htm   (341 words)

 EastEnders News
EastEnders News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The vivacious EastEnders actress, 69, met up with some of the small screen's best-known faces for a knees up at London jazz club Ronnie Scott's.
One: For 10 years he played hapless Robbie Jackson in EastEnders and was, in his words, the "bloke who always walked Well'ard the dog".
www.topix.net /tv/eastenders?scoring=d   (574 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | EastEnders comeback for Mike Reid
Actor Mike Reid is to return to the BBC soap EastEnders in December after three years away from the programme.
He has since reprised his role as Frank in a one-off EastEnders special that saw his character selling cars and running a club in the West Country.
Another addition to the EastEnders cast is actor Matt Di Angelo, who will be joining the show in December as Pat Evans' nephew Deano Wicks.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/4130174.stm   (228 words)

Be sure to catch a special four-hour EastEnders Holiday omnibus on Saturday, January 18th from 1 to 5 pm/et, 10 am to 2 pm/pt.
Eastenders Official Merchandise from Alken MRS - Your one stop source for licensed televison merchandise and memorabilia.
Eastenders Revealed have a Slater Family special - This quick extract is how some of the cast felt about the introduction of Belinda.
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 Eastenders cleans up at British Soap Awards - British Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Eastenders scooped seven gongs, with Corrie trailing with a mere four.
His face has been plastered all over What’s On TV since his much hyped return to Eastenders, but many viewers and critics were more than perplexed by his win.
Villain of the year, unsurprisingly, went to Billy Murray (Johnny Allen) and Eastenders- an award that has traditionally gone to Walford, except when Corrie fought back with Tricky Dicky Hillman and Mad Maya.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art43539.asp   (504 words)

 Walford Web - EastEnders on the Internet since 1997
Please note that the next episode of EastEnders is on at the usual time of 8pm tomorrow.
EastEnders actress Sophie Thompson has banned her two children from watching the BBC One soap.
We have several EastEnders forums, and a number of Off-Topic ones, including ones dedicated to other television shows, sport, fan fiction and much more.
www.walfordweb.co.uk /walfordweb/index.php   (361 words)

 Happy Birthday EastEnders | All Along the Watchtower
EastEnders episodes come in three different flavors; grim, grimmer and omnibus.
Now I know I'm in the minority here, and these are soap operas not happy happy kiddie shows but life is grim enough without watching a bunch of actors slumming it in a small screen kitchen sink drama.
In recognition of this milestone BBC America is letting viewers choose their two favorite EastEnders' episodes of all time.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/british_television/33369   (449 words)

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Arguably, Eastenders is not the first programme made by the BBC to qualify as a "soap".
Of course, Den was the father, but somehow the papers hadn't found out (or chose not to spoil the story).
The way Eastenders is made has changed a bit since the beginning, mainly due to it now being a thrice-weekly.
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