Created by Julia Smith
Tony Holland
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 4, 311 (as of October 28, 2011)
Executive producer(s) Bryan Kirkwood
Lorraine Newman
Distributor BBC
Original channel BBC
Original airing February 19, 1985
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EastEnders is a British television soap opera, which made its debut in United Kingdom on February 19, 1985, and continues airing to this day. EastEnders storylines examine the domestic and professional lives of the people who live and work in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London. The series primarily centers around the residents of Albert Square, a Victorian square of terraced houses, and its neighboring streets, namely Bridge Street, Turpin Road and George Street, and which encompasses a pub, street market, night club, community center, café and various small businesses, in addition to a park and allotments.




Character Actor Previous actor(s)
Ian Beale Adam Woodyatt
Dot Branning June Brown
Pat Evans Pam St. Clement
Janine Butcher Charlie Brooks Rebecca Michael, Alexia Demetriou
Phil Mitchell Steve McFadden
Mandy Salter Nicola Stapleton
Carol Jackson Lindsey Coulson
Ben Mitchell Joshua Pascoe Matthew Silver, Morgan Whittle, Charlie Jones
Billy Mitchell Perry Fenwick
Liam Butcher James Forde Jack and Tom Godolphin, Gavin and Mitchell Vaughan, Nathaniel Gleed
Kat Moon Jessie Wallace
Mo Harris Laila Morse
Patrick Trueman Rudolph Walker
Alfie Moon Shane Richie
Jean Slater Gillian Wright
Denise Fox Diane Parish
Max Branning Jake Wood
Tanya Branning Jo Joyner
Abi Branning Lorna Fitzgerald
Lauren Branning Jacqueline Jossa Madeline Duggan
Shirley Carter Linda Henry
Jay Brown Jamie Borthwick
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison
Zainab Masood Nina Wadia
Roxy Mitchell Rita Simons
Rainie Cross Tanya Franks
Tamwar Masood Himesh Patel
Masood Ahmed Nitin Ganatra
Jack Branning Scott Maslen
Christian Clarke John Partridge
Whitney Dean Shona McGarty
Tiffany Dean Maisie Smith
Syed Masood Marc Elliott
Amira Shah Preeya Kalidas
Kim Fox Tameka Empson
Afia Khan Meryl Fernandes
Fatboy Ricky Norwood
Jodie Gold Kylie Babbington
Michael Moon Steve John Shepherd
Yusef Khan Ace Bhatti
Cora Cross Ann Mitchell
Tyler Moon Tony Discipline
Lola Pearce Danielle Harold
Anthony Moon Matt Lapinskas
Rose Cotton Polly Perkins


Character Actor Previous actor(s)
Sal Martin Anna Karen
Bobby Beale Alex Francis Kevin Curran
Reverend Stevens Michael Keating
Janet Mitchell Grace
William Mitchell Toby Warpole
Oscar Branning Charlee and Neo Hall Gabriel Miller-Williams
Mr Lister Nick Wilton
Morgan Jackson-King Devon Higgs
Amy Mitchell Natalia Lipka-Kozanka, Kamil Lipka-Kozanka
Imam Ali Emilio Doorgasingh
George Trott Unknown
Kamil Masood Arian Chikhlia
Grace Olubunmi Ellen Thomas
Tommy Moon Ralph, Shane
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Shenice Quinn Lily Harvey
Yasmin Masood Unknown

Named Extras

Character Actor
Tracey Jane Slaughter
Winston Ulric Browne
Harry Harry Holland
Marie Evans[1] Elizabeth Sweet
Gaynor Lucas Kathleen Fraser
Waseem Richard Charles

Comings & Goings

Departing characters

Character Actor Ref(s)
Jodie Gold Kylie Babbington [2]
Poppy Meadow Rachel Bright
Pat Evans Pam St. Clement [3]
Heather Trott Cheryl Fergison [4]

Returning characters

Character Actor Previous actor Ref(s)
Jane Beale Laurie Brett [5]
Derek Branning Jamie Foreman Terence Beesley [6]
Bianca Jackson Patsy Palmer [7]
Ricky Butcher Sid Owen [8]


  1. ^ 07/06/2010. BBC Programmes. Retrieved on 31 May 2010.
  2. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. 'EastEnders' duo Jodie, Poppy to leave Walford. Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines. Retrieved on 24 October 2011.
  3. ^ Love, Ryan. "Pam St Clement quits 'EastEnders': 'It's time to hang up Pat's earrings'", Digital Spy, Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved on 7 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Boyle, Simon. "Actress Cheryl Fergison to leave EastEnders after nearly five years", 17 September 2011. Retrieved on 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "'EastEnders' star Brett expecting baby", Digital Spy, Hachette Filipacchi UK, 9 January 2011. Retrieved on 26 February 2011. 
  6. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "'EastEnders' announces Derek Branning casting", Digital Spy, Hachette Filipacchi UK, 26 August 2011. Retrieved on 26 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel. "Patsy Palmer confirms 'EastEnders' return, teases Bianca future", Digital Spy, Hachette Filipacchi UK, 19 July 2011. Retrieved on 19 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Jefferies, Mark. "Sid Owen is latest soap star to walk away from EastEnders", Daily Mirror, Trinity Mirror, 26 February 2011. Retrieved on 26 February 2011. 

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