4.7/10
7,023
113 user 3 critic

EastEnders 

The everyday lives of working-class inhabitants of Albert Square, a traditional Victorian square of terrace houses surrounding a park in the East End of London's Walford borough. The square includes the Queen Vic pub and a street market.
Reviews
Popularity
777 ( 50)

Episodes

Years



2019   2018   2017   2016   … See all »
186 wins & 285 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Coronation Street (TV Series 1960)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The U.K.'s longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: William Roache, Helen Worth, Sally Dynevor
Emmerdale (TV Series 1972)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A soap opera set in a fictional village in the Yorkshire Dales.

Stars: Lucy Pargeter, Mark Charnock, Jeff Hordley
Holby City (TV Series 1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The everyday lives, professional and personal, of the doctors, nurses and patients who find themselves, for various reasons, in the wards of the frenetic cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital.

Stars: Hugh Quarshie, Rosie Marcel, Tina Hobley
Casualty (TV Series 1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The everyday lives of the people frequenting the frenetic Accident and Emergency department of Holby City hospital.

Stars: Derek Thompson, Suzanne Packer, Tony Marshall
Hollyoaks (TV Series 1995)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Hollyoaks takes a look at the lives, loves and careers of a group of teenage friends and their families as they graduate through GCSE's, A-Levels and College into the world of work.

Stars: Kieron Richardson, Nick Pickard, Ashley Taylor Dawson
The Bill (1984–2010)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin
Birds of a Feather (1989–2019)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph
2point4 Children (1991–1999)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

2point4 Children is a BBC television sitcom that was created and written by Andrew Marshall. It follows the lives of the Porters; a seemingly average family whose world is frequently turned... See full summary »

Stars: Belinda Lang, Gary Olsen, Julia Hills
Neighbours (TV Series 1985)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Australian soap opera exploring the lives and relationships of the residents of Ramsay Street in Erinsborough.

Stars: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Tom Oliver
Dangerfield (1995–1999)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The life and times of a small-town family practitioner and police surgeon.

Stars: Roderick Smith, Nadim Sawalha, Nicola Cowper
Come Dine with Me (TV Series 2004)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A group of five strangers, each an amateur chef, compete to host the best dinner party, each party solely for the competitors and to be held on consecutive evenings. With a set amount of ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Lamb, Lesley Joseph, Bill Buckley
Hollyoaks: Let Loose (TV Series 2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Stars: Marcus Patric, Gemma Atkinson, Louise Marwood
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Adam Woodyatt Adam Woodyatt ...  Ian / ... 3,840 episodes, 1985-2019
Steve McFadden Steve McFadden ...  Phil / ... 3,096 episodes, 1990-2019
Pam St. Clement ...  Pat / ... 2,536 episodes, 1986-2016
June Brown June Brown ...  Dot / ... 2,320 episodes, 1985-2019
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ...  Sharon / ... 2,161 episodes, 1985-2019
Wendy Richard ...  Pauline / ... 2,052 episodes, 1985-2016
Perry Fenwick Perry Fenwick ...  Billy / ... 1,873 episodes, 1998-2019
Barbara Windsor ...  Peggy / ... 1,563 episodes, 1994-2016
Edit

Storyline

Set in the East End of London, the show focuses on the tensions between love and family with stories ranging from hard-hitting social issues, to personal, human tragedies. And there's plenty of funny moments too. Classic characters old and new across thousands of episodes have shared a drink in The Queen Vic, shed tears of despair or joy, sat on Arthur's bench in the Square - and at some point or other they probably crossed paths with Ian Beale. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1985 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

East 8 See more »

Filming Locations:

Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (1985-1991)| Stereo (1991-)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Albert Square was reputedly based on the architecture in Fasset Square in Hackney, London E8 (just off Graham Road). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Alfie: You know what they say, darlin', the course of true love never runs smooth.
Kat: I don't want smooth, just something that's less like roller-blading down the Himalayas with a rocket up me backside.
See more »

Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #3.9 (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Theme
by Simon May and Leslie Osborne
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Full of repulsive characters
17 April 2017 | by DavidYZSee all my reviews

This has been one of the BBC's most popular programmes continuously since it began in 1985 - but I can't understand why millions of people still watch it.

In the '80s it was entertaining - with characters like Den and Angie Watts and their adopted daughter Sharon. The vast majority of the characters now and in recent years are nasty, selfish people. There are very frequent rows, threats and violence. It's not entertaining in the slightest. How is the audience supposed to care about, root for or sympathise with any of these dreadful people?

It's unrealistic in portraying most of the residents of the East End of London as working-class whites who all know each other well. In real life, most of the people who live there are non-white and/or are rich - and many people don't know their neighbours. The large majority of working-class white Londoners moved out of London years ago.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 113 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed