The soap EastEnders must recalibrate its outdated depiction of Cockney life to take account of the young hipsters and tech entrepreneurs who have made East London a fashionable place to live, the BBC has admitted.
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Saturday 29 May 2010
It is a surprise to learn that in a world where the budget airlines have made nice bits of Europe accessible for £1 and a package holiday to south-east Asia can be enjoyed for a few hundred quid, that the Pontin's holiday camp is still an option.
Sunday 21 February 2010
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Wednesday 10 February 2010
Thursday 22 October 2009
EastEnders is venturing beyond TV screens, with an online spin-off series which will take a fresh look at Albert Square through the eyes of young newcomers.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Abracadabra! Turn this episode of EastEnders into a rerun of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Simply wave the Kymera wand and watch in awe as the television changes channel as if by magic. Tricked out to look like something you might find in the common room at Hogwarts, this sorceror's stick is in fact a buttonless remote control that can be programmed to learn up to 13 infrared codes and is activated by a variety of wrist flicks. Available to pre-order now, it goes on sale tomorrow from the simply wizard website thewandcompany.com.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
EastEnders took home top honours at last night's Inside Soap Awards, as well as a fourth consecutive Best Actress win for Lacey Turner.
Tuesday 15 September 2009
TV soap EastEnders is to broadcast a live episode for the first time to mark the programme's 25th anniversary next year, it was announced today.
Monday 15 June 2009
The all-conquering 1970s' girl band The Nolans are back after announcing today that they have reformed.
Friday 27 February 2009
When Julia Smith and Tony Holland, the creators of EastEnders, were planning the BBC television serial that was to bring the rough and tough world of London's East End into millions of viewers' living rooms, they wrote of its central character, the downtrodden mother Pauline Fowler: "She's very conventional, and the salt of the earth. Jolly. Rounded. Someone you can get your arms round. She doesn't trust skinny people..."
Wednesday 25 February 2009
EastEnders featured an all-black cast for the first time in its 23-year history last night.
Friday 23 January 2009
Wednesday 02 July 2008
Hundreds of teenagers marched through north London yesterday to protest against knife culture after the murder at the weekend of a 16-year-old boy in a street attack. They passed the home of the London Mayor, Boris Johnson, who has vowed to tackle youth crime, on their way to the spot in Islington where Ben Kinsella was stabbed early on Sunday.
Tuesday 06 May 2008
Thursday 07 February 2008
The BBC has announced that it is dropping the school drama Grange Hill from the schedules after 30 years on British television screens. The last episodes of the cult series that broke taboos on teenage pregnancy, violence and drug-taking with its uncompromising portrayal of life in a London comprehensive school will be broadcast at the end of this year.
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