Friday 19 December 2014, 00:02
EastEnders fans have been glued to one of soapland’s biggest ever mysteries since Good Friday 2014 - and can now use their detective skills in an online competition to win a tour of Albert Square.
Eagle-eyed viewers will see the list of suspects in Lucy Beale’s murder investigation dramatically decrease this Christmas and over the coming weeks as the storyline heads towards its climax in February 2015, during EastEnders 30th Anniversary week.
Winners of an ‘EastEnders golden ticket’ will find themselves in one of the most famous pubs in Britain and exploring Walford’s other legendary landmarks as they are guided through E20 by a star of the award-winning soap.
Dominic Treadwell-Collins said “We really want to reward our viewers’ loyalty as we celebrate our anniversary – and what better way to celebrate 30 years than to give 30 fans the chance to spend the day behind-the-scenes. But fans will have to play detective in order to earn their prize – correctly work out who killed Lucy Beale and you could soon be walking onto Albert Square.”
Further details and entry to the competition will be released in January 2015. However, for now, tune in, start gathering the clues...
Thursday 18 December 2014, 19:47
This week, families all over the country will be tucking into mince pies, putting their decorations up, and wrapping presents to leave under the tree. But, as highlighted in this week's dramatic storyline, which saw the Moon family out on the streets, with no option but to move to Hull, many of Britain’s 93,000 homeless children face waking up in one room of a hostel or B&B that they share with their entire family. There will be no space to even eat their dinner, let alone put up a Christmas tree.
“Whilst Kat and Alfie’s story might be fictional, the agonising choice between a Christmas spent sofa-surfing, or leaving everything they know to move into an emergency B&B miles away from home, is all too familiar for many families," revealed John Gallagher from homelessness charity Shelter’s legal team, who worked with EastEnders on the storyline.
“The latest government figures show that over 15,000 homeless households in England have been sent to temporary accommodation, including emergency B&Bs and hostels, away from their home area," he added. "This means that families are having to cope not just with the trauma of losing their home, but moving miles away from everything...
Thursday 18 December 2014, 00:01
However, nothing can prepare Kat for the future she is about to face when she discovers Alfie started the fire. How will Kat learn the truth - and how will she react?Kat and Alfie
Don't miss tonight's explosive episode - 8pm on BBC One.
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 00:01
When Mick returns, the rest of the Carters are horrified to see Mick has brought Sylvie for dinner – how will the family react and will Shirley’s secret be revealed?
Find out in Christmas Day's explosive double episode of EastEnders, from 9pm on BBC One.
Monday 15 December 2014, 11:01
Kim Fox is back in Albert Square - and is shocked at how much everything has changed while she's been away. A year is a long time in Walford, especially when you've been all at sea - living the high life on a cruise ship!
Kim's sailed a few stormy waters herself, and we'll find out more about a secret or two she's been keeping very soon.
The good ship Fox docks in Walford on 30th December!
Sunday 14 December 2014, 12:01
As the song continues and the choir join in, Jane gets down on one knee and proposes to Ian!
Will Jane's Maria Carey magic work? Will Ian accept? You can find out by tuning in on Christmas Eve!
Friday 12 December 2014, 20:25
Tonight (12th December) Sylvie, the Carters' missing matriarch, arrives on The Square - and it’s revealed she is living with Alzheimer’s disease.Sylvie
By 2015, 850,000 people will have dementia in the UK and 62 per cent of those, like Sylvie, will have Alzheimer’s. Many believe dementia means losing your memory to the point where you do not recognise loved ones. Most don’t know that dementia can set in long before it becomes severe and early signs can be as unassuming as losing the thread of a conversation.
As part of the research for the storyline, Alzheimer’s Society ran a Dementia...
Thursday 11 December 2014, 23:51
In the run-up to our 30th anniversary celebrations, EastEnders will be launching a series exclusively on BBC iPlayer. It will relive some of the most iconic moments from the show's past 30 years in the company of the stars who appeared in them.
The series joins several cast members as they sit comfortably in their on-screen homes watching some of their own character’s most unforgettable scenes. They look back and share their own memories and behind the scenes stories. With memorable moments stretching back to when the show began in 1985, this is an unmissable treat for fans.
Cast confirmed to take...
Monday 8 December 2014, 00:01
As EastEnders celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, there is one person who the show could not celebrate without – Barbara Windsor MBE.
Barbara made Peggy one of EastEnders’ most iconic characters and will reprise her role of Peggy Mitchell for one episode as part of EastEnders’ special anniversary week. One of the most legendary EastEnders landladies, Peggy Mitchell is the matriarch of the Mitchell family, one of EastEnders’ most famous and long-running families.
Speaking of her return to EastEnders, Barbara said "I am absolutely thrilled that Peggy has been included in the celebrations...
Sunday 7 December 2014, 00:02
This Christmas will be hard for the Beales as they will be without their beloved Lucy. However, in the run-up to Christmas and over the festive season, dramatic developments appear in the murder case - with a particularly eerie twist coming amidst the Beale Christmas Day presents... Is it a message from Lucy's killer?
You'll have to wait until the bumper Christmas Day episode to find out what's inside. No peeking!