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The death of Peggy Mitchell and "real" London

Posted by Ed Williamson at 09:00 on 18 May 2016
The death of Peggy Mitchell and "real" London
If Eastenders were realistic, there'd be no Peggy Mitchells. Hers is a London where a pub landlady can return after six years and be greeted warmly in the street by tens of people still living there, all bound together by family ties and regular community events, rather than vaguely recognising each other as the person they used to be on the same daily train commute with and avoiding eye contact. But that's not the point.

New Eastenders family to keep mainly to themselves

Posted by Ed Williamson at 15:30 on 24 Apr 2015
New Eastenders family to keep mainly to themselves
Eastenders today announced the arrival of new family the Lees, and confirmed that whatever big storylines are in store for them are largely irrelevant as they'll be conducted behind closed doors like most people's are.

Eight people who almost certainly killed Lucy Beale

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:30 on 09 Feb 2015
Eight people who almost certainly killed Lucy Beale
In the knowledge that this is a pretty big deal for Eastenders and they really don't want it to be an anticlimax, there's every chance the BBC are going to throw a massive curveball when it comes to unveiling Lucy Beale's murderer. What if it's not one of the 14 characters to whom they claim to have narrowed it down? What if it's someone else? What if it's you? Actually, forget that last one; I got overexcited.

Top 10 TV shows of 2014

Top 10 TV shows of 2014
What's that? No, there never used to be 20 shows in our end-of-year lists. You're imagining things. OK, maybe that's partially true. Fine, it's entirely true. But trust me, this is a bold new way of doing the traditional yearly round-up, and in no sense a way for me to spend more time eating cake and less time writing over Christmas.

Nick Cotton to debut non-black item of clothing

Posted by Ed Williamson at 23:45 on 04 Nov 2014
Nick Cotton to debut non-black item of clothing
I've loved Eastenders since I started back on it, but the return of a character as one-note as Nick Cotton, while familiar and not unwelcome, reminds you what soaps are like when they don't bother with characterisation. Yes, we know, Nick: you're a bad man, everything you do is bad without any real reason why, and all your clothes are accordingly black. Tell us a new one.

The nine most sensitive responses to the Eastenders rape episode

Posted by Ed Williamson at 14:00 on 08 Oct 2014
The nine most sensitive responses to the Eastenders rape episode
I admit to not being a fountain of good ideas when it comes to this website. Which is why the opportunity to embed a load of people's tweets about a controversial episode of Eastenders is a ruddy godsend.

Alfie Moon takes selfie stick to next level

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:30 on 17 Sep 2014
Alfie Moon takes selfie stick to next level
In alarming scenes, Alfie's self-regard has grown such that he needs to photograph himself constantly in order to share the images on social media, and he invents a contraption that allows him to do so while expending minimum effort. Meanwhile, HE'S ONLY BLOODY GONE AND BURNED DOWN HIS MISSUS AND THAT but he's too busy cycling through Instagram filters to notice.

(Pic from the Walford East blog.)

Dean Gaffney now only celebrity not to have completed Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted by Iain Robertson at 23:00 on 21 Aug 2014
Dean Gaffney now only celebrity not to have completed Ice Bucket Challenge
The days of celebrities pouring water over their heads for charity appear to be numbered, after it was revealed today that former Eastenders star Dean Gaffney is the last remaining celebrity on the planet not to have taken part.

Eastenders women to explain attraction to Max Branning

Posted by Ed Williamson at 14:00 on 17 Jun 2014
Eastenders women to explain attraction to Max Branning
The women of Walford are being questioned by a parliamentary select committee in a bid to understand why they keep getting off with a bald, middle-aged used car salesman.

EXCLUSIVE: Eastenders punching scene storyboards revealed

Posted by Ed Williamson at 17:00 on 08 May 2014
EXCLUSIVE: Eastenders punching scene storyboards revealed
With the Eastenders writing team steering the soap in a distinctly hitty-facey creative direction, we have gained access to some storyboards of the key scenes. (Spoiler alert: we haven't.)