Focus on elderly characters has decreased since the show's inception. Women and Soap Opera: A Study of Prime-Time Soaps. Archived from on 26 November 2007. The Daily Telegraph London: Telegraph Media Group. Archived from on 12 April 2006. The launch show in 1985 attracted 17 million viewers The Christmas Day 1986 episode attracted a combined 30. More recently, regularly expresses the importance of a strong family unit.
It was almost the most watched programme of that day and the highest rated episode since 21 January 2013. This theme encompasses the whole Square, making the entire community a family of sorts, prey to upsets and conflict, but pulling together in times of trouble. In 2011, it was reported that actors receive a per-episode fee of between £400 and £1,200, and are guaranteed a certain number of episodes per year, perhaps as few as 30 or as many as 100, therefore annual salaries could range from £12,000 to £200,000 depending on the popularity of a character. Over the years EastEnders has typically featured a number of elderly residents, who are used to show vulnerability, , stalwart-like attributes and are sometimes used for comedic purposes. This has spurred criticism, most notably from the actress , who played Lou Beale in the show.
Emmerdale was watched by 8. The live 25th anniversary show on 19 February 2010, which revealed as Archie Mitchell's killer, received 16. The EastEnders production team haven't got a clue about modern Irish society; they are living in the Dark Ages. The first central family was consisting of , her husband , and teenage children and. EastEnders reruns from 1985 began on in August 1996. Archived from on 19 June 2011. Archived from on 20 December 2006.
Long running characters currently in EastEnders include Ian Beale, who has appeared for separate stints since 1989, who has appeared since 1990, but had a two-year break from 2003 to 2005, who appeared between 1993 and 2010 and returned in 2012, who made his debut 1998, and who has appeared since 2000. Last-minute scenes have also been recorded to reference 's election victory in 2008, the in 2009, and the. In the early 2000s, EastEnders covered the issue of 's death in a pact with her friend , the unveiling of Kat Slater's abuse by her uncle as a child which led to the birth of her daughter , who had been brought up to believe that Kat was her sister , the domestic abuse of Little Mo Morgan by husband which involved rape and culminated in Trevor's death after he tried to kill Little Mo in a fire , giving birth at the age of 15 and then putting her baby up for adoption, and 's prostitution, and. In the early 2000s, EastEnders covered the issue of death in a pact with her friend , the unveiling of Kat Slater's abuse by her uncle as a child which led to the birth of her daughter , who had been brought up to believe that Kat was her sister , the domestic abuse of Little Mo Morgan by husband which involved rape and culminated in Trevor's death after he tried to kill Little Mo in a fire , giving birth at the age of 15 and then putting her baby up for adoption, and 's prostitution, and. Archived from on 11 May 2005.
An Albert Square exists in the in , and a further such square exists just beyond the East End in , but the show's producers based the square's design on in. The series went behind the scenes of the show and spoke to some of the cast members. The series was broadcast in the United States until ceased broadcasts of the serial in 2003, amidst fan protests. EastEnders has a high cast turnover and characters are regularly changed in order to facilitate storylines or refresh the format. Archived from on 28 September 2007. In this first head-to-head battle, EastEnders claimed victory over its rival. They were also unable to cast a baby with Down's syndrome for the first few episodes, which is why the baby appeared rigid.
If scenes during a normal week are to be filmed on location, this is done during the normal recording week. Women and Soap Opera: A Study of Prime-Time Soaps. In 2002, when the makers of the series decided to write Mark out of the series as his disease became untreatable, he left Walford in 2003 to travel the world, and his death was announced a year later. Archived from on 14 October 2013. 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. The storyline with Kat Slater and her uncle Harry saw calls to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children go up by 60%. In October 2009, a 12-part Internet spin-off series entitled was announced.
When the number of episodes was increased to four per week, more studio space was needed, so was moved from its studio at Elstree to in April 2001. Another recurring male character type is the smartly dressed businessman, often involved in gang culture and crime and seen as a local authority figure. Emmerdale's audience peaked at 9. The episode of Emmerdale attracted 9. EastEnders received its second lowest ratings on 17 May 2007, when 4. Episodes are also repeated during the week.
EastEnders reruns began on when the channel launched in 1992. Archived from on 23 February 2007. As for being drunks, surely they must only mean on a Saturday night! The E stands for Eastern. As is traditional in British soaps, female characters in general are central to the programme. Archived from on 19 June 2011. Archived from on 17 May 2009. Archived from on 3 April 2007.
The programme has more recently included a higher number of teenagers and successful young adults in a bid to capture the younger television audience. The central focus of EastEnders is the fictional square in the fictional. Ofcom also took into account the programme's role in presenting sometimes challenging or distressing social issues. When a quartet is completed, it is edited by the director, videotape editor and script supervisor. The show takes a look behind the scenes of the EastEnders and investigates particular places, characters or families within EastEnders.