This app is for all fans of the BBC TV Soap Opera Series EastEnders. This an unofficial app which gives you access to your favourite TV Episodes as well as cast interviews and the latest news about Series.
EastEnders is a British television soap opera, first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 19 February 1985. 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 centres on the residents of Albert Square, a Victorian square of terraced houses, and its neighbouring streets, namely Bridge Street, Turpin Road and George Street, and which encompasses a pub, street market, night club, community centre, charity shop, cafe and various small businesses, in addition to a park and allotments.
The series was originally screened as two half-hour episodes per week. Since August 2001, four episodes are broadcast each week on BBC One, with each episode being repeated on BBC Three at 22:30 and an omnibus edition on BBC One at weekends. From 1985 to 2012 the omnibus aired on Sunday afternoons, but was moved to a Friday night/Saturday morning slot from 6 April 2012.
It is one of the UK's highest-rated programmes, often appearing near or at the top of the week's BARB ratings. Within eight months of its launch, it reached the number-one spot in the ratings, and has consistently remained among the top-rated TV programmes in Britain. The average audience share for an episode is currently between 35 and 45 percent. Created by producer Julia Smith and script editor Tony Holland, EastEnders has remained a significant programme in terms of the BBC's success and audience share, and also in the history of British television drama, tackling many controversial and taboo issues previously unseen on mainstream television in the UK.
EastEnders has won six BAFTA Awards, as well as ten National Television Awards for "Most Popular Serial Drama" and ten awards for "Best Soap" at the British Soap Awards. It has also been inducted into the Rose d'Or Hall of Fame. It has also won eight TV Quick and TV Choice Awards for 'Best Soap', six TRIC Awards for 'Soap of The Year' and four Royal Television Society Awards for 'Best Continuing Drama'.
The following is a list of characters who first appeared or are due to appear in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 2012, by order of first appearance. The new characters were introduced by the series' executive producer, Bryan Kirkwood. He stepped down from the role in April, and his last episode was on 13 July 2012. From 16 July, characters were introduced by his successor, Lorraine Newman. The first main character to be announced was Ray Dixon, the father of Morgan Butcher. The next introduction was Alice Branning, the daughter of Derek Branning and, shortly after, Alice's brother, Joey. June 2012 also saw the first birth of the year: Janine Butcher and Michael Moon's daughter, Scarlett. June also saw the arrival of Masood Ahmed's brother, AJ. July saw the second birth of the year: Lola Pearce's daughter Lexi, Newman's first introduction. After the announcement that Sharon Rickman was returning, her son Dennis Rickman, was introduced, along with guest character, Sharon's fiancé John Hewland. Danny Pennant arrived in September, part of a love triangle storyline involving Syed Masood and Christian Clarke. Ava Hartman, the long-lost daughter of Cora Cross was introduced in November.
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