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Live episode behind-the-scenes pics

Nickie | 21:16 UK time, Friday, 19 February 2010

What. an. episode. It was live! It was revelatory! Take a look at the rehearsal and backstage pictures to witness the glory and see what the cast got up to behind the scenes... *Sniff* RIP Bradley

Bradley's fallBradley nooooooooooo!!!! OH there's a massive cushion underneath it. In that case... that looks like fun... can we have a go?

Lacey Turner (Stacey)

Poor old Stacey. Bradley's gone. At first we felt sorry for her. Now we're all like, HANG ON A MINUTE. HOW COULD SHE DO THAT TO BRADDERS? Must be the second stage of grief.


Charlie Clements (Bradley) and Scott Maslen (Jack)

Bradley Branning RIP. Come on, Jack! Will him back to life with the power of your manly eyes! 


Charlie Clements (Bradley)

Charlie gets ready for the big episode... "Just don't touch the suit, alright?"


Sid Owen (Ricky) and Patsy Palmer (Bianca)

Patsy Palmer (Bianca) mucks around in reception


Emer Kenny (Zsa Zsa) and Rita Simons (Roxy)

Mmmmm.... food! Emer (Zsa Zsa) and Rita (Roxy) decide they'll need an extra bit of energy for the liveness of the episode. Note: fruit totally ignored.


Lindsey Coulson (Carol), Himesh Patel (Tamwar), Nitin Ganatra (Masood), Nina Wadia (Zainab)

Lindsey Coulson (Carol) chats to the Himesh (Tamwar), Nitin (Masood) and Nina (Zainab) in all of their wedding finery.


Charlie G Hawkins (Darren)

"Pssst.... think I just found out who killed Archie..." texts Charlie G Hawkins (Darren). Yeah, you and the rest of us, Hawkins


Melissa Suffield (Lucy) and Thomas Law (Peter)

An extremely glamorous looking Melissa (Lucy) and Thomas (Peter) rest their legs before getting shouted at (in the case of Lucy) by Phil Mitchell in the live episode.


Gillian Wright (Jean)

Gillian Wright (Jean) wears her EastEnders padded jacket with pride as she peruses the snacks on offer in the sandwich shop.


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  • Comment number 1.

    I want to congratulate the Eastenders cast and crew on a fantastic live episode. We were gripped by the whole thing and did not leave the settee. I did not want Bradders to die but I guessed Stacey this morning! So I am very happy. The whole thing was amazing, thank you.

  • Comment number 2.

    I Am Completely Gutted And Shocked I Still Finding Its Sinking In That They Just Killed Bradley!!!! But I Thought That This Episode Was Done Very Well And The Over All Murderer Was Not At All Who I Exspected Well Done To All The Cast And Crew On This Evening :)

  • Comment number 3.

    Omg!!!!! Stacey did it!!! and Bradely Cried!!!! well done eastenders amazing epsoide!!!! Hannah xx

  • Comment number 4.

    wow who would of known it was gonna be stacey so shocked and poor bradley what a awful deaf i cryed so much it broke my heart to see that and it was a good live show well done to the cast for not messing it up poor stacey losing the love of her life like that bradley no he cant die he makes eastenders

  • Comment number 5.

    wow absolutly fab live episode, it was so exciting i was sat on the edge of my seat. didnt think it would be stacey!! i was thinking jack.. cannot wait until monday now for more enders.... i just need eastenders to want to cast a welsh 18 year old and ill be there lol fantastic everyone at eastenders must be so happy. happy birthday..!

  • Comment number 6.

    if you think that there was a big reaction from the cast, you should have seen our reaction, we were on the edge of our seats (LITERALLY) and then we fell tp the floor in tears but not at who killed archie, but at Bradly dieing!!!!!!!! WE LOVE HIM!! BUT STILL CAN'T BELIEVE SHE KILLED HIM!! AND THEY JUST GOT MARRIED!! SOOO SADD!!!!

    love Amy and Rebecca FARNHAM SURREY.XX

  • Comment number 7.

    Love it you all done so well. Stacey done it what a shock I was on the edge of my seat so so good. Happy 25th Birthday. xx

  • Comment number 8.

    Absolutely fantastic but I hope Lacey doesn't leave anytime soon. Don't know if I'm embarrassed to admit or not but tonight was the second time she has reduced me to tears with her performance - and I've only ever cried at TV/Movies twice! The first time was the episode when she got sectioned. Not a lot breaks me down but she really is a brilliant, very talented actress and seeing how she has grown and improved since she joined the cast is lovely. I'm 20 and have being stuck in a dead end job since I left school, despite achieving excellent exam results, seeing Lacey's performances over the last year has motivated me to take up acting. Keep it up and try not to kill her off!

  • Comment number 9.

    OMG!!!!! i loved it!!!!! i was waiting for the 19th february.. and there is come... i didnt miss a second!!!! i was scotching at my screen!!!!
    I m french and i live here since 2002... i always love eastenders since i began to watch it!!!
    i didnt saw the " archie's murder" on christas day because i was in france to celebrate it .. but when i got back i tried to catch it... and i had my suspects....
    i always thought that it will be someone not easy to think... archie' family was the easy option for me... but hey who knows...
    my primes suspects was : bradley, jack, stacey... and peggy
    i wasnt sure who did??
    the writers did everything they could to keep the suspense and well done to you!!!!!
    i cried and i cried like bradley was someone from my family... seeing him falling down just broke my heart... and seeing everyone acting slowly..in shock make this scene much horrible... too sad
    i love eatenders!!!!! i watched it every night and still watching the omnibus on sunday.... i am an addict!!!! lol
    you know what??? i love when i go back to my country but it make me a bit sad... euh a lot lol.. because when i am abroad i cant watch the episodes.. what a shame...
    well done to everyone on eastenders.. keep going.. well done!!!

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  • Comment number 11.

    i though all the cast were amazing tonight in the live show .but i was upset the way you killed Bradly off he was so nice

  • Comment number 12.

    Thought everyone did really well 2nite in the live show although im totally devastated that Bradley has been killed.I cried for a while after it, i dont think Bradley should have been killed, personally i would have killed off Janine, She is a hateful girl.

  • Comment number 13.

    Well done eastenders, all your hard work and effort has payed off! i love the pic of rita haha , i think lacey was brilliant tonight and OMG! about ronnie being raped by archie!

  • Comment number 14.

    I thought all the actors where fab! it was a big shock to find out who did it and i didn't expect it to be Stacey!!!!!! but it could have been better! but still amazing!!!!

  • Comment number 15.

    OMG! 2 hrs later nearly and I still can't believe it! Poor Bradley!! :'( In the 30 minute episode I thought the killer was Ronnie, Peggy, Phil, Ryan, Jack, Bradders himself, but I never thought it would be Stacey!! OMG What A Shock!! Great Acting By All The Cast Especially Lacey Turner & Charlie Clements! Can't Believe She Fessed To Max!! = O Is He Gonna Understand, Or Hold A Grudge Against Her Now?! And Will She Tell The Police?! Still In Shock!! Congrats on 25 years EE though!!

  • Comment number 16.

    well done to eastenders that was a splendid live episode, hop u do another well done to everyone so sad to see bradley leave. happy birthday eastenders love it love it.

  • Comment number 17.

    Well done everyone, it was brill. I love Stacey and Bradley, the acting was amazing. Gonna miss Bradley R.I.P. x x x

  • Comment number 18.

    what en episode, well done 2 all the cast and crew, the work the main characters put into that was amazing, very nerve wrecking im sure but what an amazing episode, didnt see that one coming, altho i heard charlie clements was to be killed off and im gutted i must say. he's an amazing character and i wish him all the best with whatever his career brings him. lacey turner played an amazing role as well along side max's character, very emotional and very well done. brought a tear to my eye hahaha im a huge fan of the soap and 2 script such an imense episode for a 25th anniversary was seriously worth the wait. congratz on getting this far, cant wait to see wat other story lines are to come. xxxx susan frm belfast

  • Comment number 19.

    Where have all the Bradleys gone! Long time passing! Where have all the Bradleys gone! :P lol! Awesome Show I loved it! They did an excellent job & I bet they cant wait to get home & put there feet up! Bradley was an ace Character! I feel like I've been thrown in a Black Hole now Bradleys gone! He was such a good Character! If you think about it! Stacey has just KILLED BRADLEY! (Without Physical Force Though) The way Bradley put his face in the last few weeks he looked Guilty! But all he did was Smack Archie one! Its never gonna be the same without Bradley now & I think Bradleys Dad well was Dad! Well he still is the Dad! Nevermind I'll just end up confusing myself! Now........ back to the Point! I think Max will Grass Stacey Up & I HOPE HE DOES! HE WILL AVENGE BRADLEYS DEATH! Poor Bradley! He Died In Vain! I cant get the song from the beginning out of my head! I watch Eastenders because it helps me understand normal people! (I'am Autistic Its a Form Of Disability To Do With The Brain) So Yeah thats why I watch it & Its also a Habbit! Once you watch one you have to watch another & so on! Now I'm gonna be excited all Weekend now! :( ALSO I WANNA KNOW WHEN GOW & DAWN COME BACK! I MISS GOOD OLD GARRY TO! I think Garry is funny! lol I cant wait to see Garry's & Dawns Face if THEY do come back & find out Bradleys Dead & Stacey In Prison! (I Hope Anyway!) I Always thought she really did love him! No Secrets! Like at there Marriage! Which was Short Lived For Bradley! This is gonna punch my brain all over the Place! Why would Bradley do such an Insane & Stupid thing! I wouldnt Jump off the top off the top of a Building EVEN if there was a Cop Behind me! I have done in games but then again thats just games! :P Man! All those Memories of our Ex-Bradley but WILL ALWAYS BE OUR BRADLEY! Even though he Sleeps in the Grave! Funny if he dragged the Cop down with him! Bradley Killed Him From The Grave! :D But then he would of been a Murderer! I feel like I could go on for Days! I didnt think it was A Mitchell! BUT THAT BECCA!!!! MAN I WANTED HER TO NEVER APPEAR IN THE FIRST PLACE! SHE KILLED BRADLEY KINDA AS WELL! IF SHE NEVER BECAME SO JEALOUS & GRASSED HIM UP! BRADLEY WOULD OF BEEN ALIVE & WELL! :( Marsden was jumping on the Gun abit to soon there! Abit Impaitent she was! She could be Blamed over his Death to but she just went with the Info so she has 5% of Bradleys Destiny to the end of a long Road! You know what! I'm gonna Shut up! lol! I'm saying to much! To much curiosity!

  • Comment number 20.

    Wow...what an episode! Well done to all involved. Lacey and charlie were fantastic.Hope lacey gets her voice back soon!

  • Comment number 21.

    Brilliant climax to fantastic storyline! So many twists and turns I felt dizzy! On the edge of my seat all week. But HEARTBROKEN Bradley has been killed off! He's gorgeous and I'm so sad that a lovely couple had to be split up, and now I suppose we'll lose Stacey too and I love watching her storylines, Lacey is a fantastic actress. Well done everyone.

  • Comment number 22.

    i cant belive bradley's dead i still think they should do the script as he survives it! eastenders wont be the same!! great job tho everyone.. brad r.i.p :'( xxxxxxx

  • Comment number 23.

    I have a Feeling Archie is the Devil! He has yet also killed another person! Also without Physical Force! What would of been better if Bradley & Stacey got rid of this "UNKNOWN" Baby & Started Fresh but "NOOOOOOOOOOO" Stacey had to Keep it didnt she & make him feel like a Fake! Poor Bradley! I Hope he's happy where he is! (Real Life = At Home!) I wish I could meet the Actors & Actresses! :(

  • Comment number 24.

    Awww, Happy 25th anniversary EE !
    I Said It All Along, I Knew It Was Either Stacey Slater, Jean Slater Or Sean Slater - Run's In The Family I Guess, Lol !
    The Live Episode Was Fab, !
    Bradley's Gone,
    I Was Literally In Tears In My Boy Friends Arm's
    Awww, I'll Miss Him

    Anyway, Happy birthday ( Once Again )

    Mia- From South London !

  • Comment number 25.

    Sat down tonight, with coffee and cake to celebrate my (almost) 25th EE anniversary, to watch the live episode. And soooo enjoyed it! Well done, everyone. I realised I never had anyone in my mind who killed Archie, but I had been ruling people out... no, not Bradley, they're pointing at him too much, not Janine, too obvious...same goes for Phil... and so on. I think it's a shame to see Bradley go, but I wish Charlie Clements all the best in his future carriere. And please, let Stacey come back, Lacey Turner is such a wonderful actress.
    Congratulations to all the EE cast, and everyone contributing, and many more years ahead, please!
    Ellie from Holland

  • Comment number 26.

    Absoluately brilliant tonight. Didn't notice any-one muck up their lines but it was a real shock to see that Stacey killed Achie , as I was kept saying maybe it was Peggy , Ryan , Jack , Bradley and then finally decided on Ronnie.

    What was even more of a shock and a great ending , was that Bradley fall from the top of the Queen Vic , in a great scene for Bradley to bow out of the show.

    Now the Question reminds what will happen to Stacey?

    I can't wait to see the fall-out of this on Monday.

  • Comment number 27.

    omg! i cannot believe bradley died :O i was soo shocked! i loved him in it im sad to see him go :( and stacey killed archie :O i so got it wrong, i thought it was sean slater or ronnie. im really gona miss bradley, me and my friend was in tears when he died :'(

  • Comment number 28.

    Well done to all Eastenders cast on tonights episode Happy 25th Birthday ... I can't believe bradleys been killed off he is a great actor xxx

  • Comment number 29.


    I had to watch it a second time just to get my head all around it. You guys out done yourself!!

    Wow Stacey, my money was on Ryan!!
    Even my partner watched it with me, his the clever one he said it was Stacy and he never watched the show!
    Can't wait to Monday!
    I will miss Bradley....:( RIP

  • Comment number 30.

    I'm from New York and I love this show. When I go back home for a visit I get my fix of EE online!!

    Happy 25th and many more!!!

  • Comment number 31.

    Oh my goodness Stacey killed Archie well the cast did well to keep it under wraps! But Bradley killing himself was sooooooo sad I was in tears and Sean was supposed to come back tonightit would have been beter if he did

  • Comment number 32.

    what an absolute blast, Congratulations to all the cast and crew, truly amazing!!!!!

  • Comment number 33.

    First off, absolutely well done to all the cast- saw a few fluffs but just reminded us how amazing a job the cast do. Knew was Bradley's last show but have to admit I had hoped it wasn't him or Stacey just for sheer obvious sake- now she and Max have a bond that Bradley would hate... and she now has to live with the guilt. Hate to fault but would've liked to have seen someone else be the killer.. sorry

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  • Comment number 35.

    wis amasin the nyt :-d:-d !
    a thought it wis stacey or peggy :)
    LOVE eastenders (L)(L) !

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  • Comment number 37.

    I am very disapointed that eastenders has brought one of my fav characters out. I think its terrible and has made me not want to watch the soap anymore



  • Comment number 38.

    Apart from bradley dying i thought it was SOOO GOOOOD stacy and bradley are such good actors, they are the best. Jack is just so rubbish he forgot his lines what a idiot x

  • Comment number 39.

    Well done everyone you were great, Bradley amazing but you have made me cry, will miss you Bradders! I thought the cast were amazing, thought there might be something that would go wrong but your professionalism made the live episode work wonders hope you continue to do this often, thank you for entertaining the nation.
    We love you all.

  • Comment number 40.

    Come on guys, typical brits arent you!

    Polite comments about an anti-climax of a show. The fact that Stacey killed Archie proved a bad move in my view as she is already mentally ill, surely someone who you would consider incapable would have been a basic thing to consider. Bad move guys, viewers lost. - Dont kid yourselves, it wasnt good - seriously.

    As I pay my licence fee I am wondering when quality will improve?!

    Error free but thats not the point, just dont bother trying to be clever again, it aint the BBC's bag! - Just plan the ending and produce it to the highest quality next time!, just as mandatory fee payers expect.

  • Comment number 41.

    It was such an amazing episode, so brave and really paid off. I'm so sad about Bradley, will really really miss him, but in terms of real life I wish Charlie best of luck :) he's too amazing not to make it big. And Lacey was amazing in this episode! xxxxx

  • Comment number 42.

    A live episode. But I was out socialising this evening....still, I will watch it'as live', I thought, on BBC i player. So I clicked on the 'Eastenders 25' tab, and the next screen immediately told me who the killer was, and who died in the episode. Thanks a bunch. Who the hell made the decision to spoil the 'live' treatment of the storyline for us sociable people who prefer to watch at our leisure, on the heavily advertised i player?

  • Comment number 43.

    I am a great fan of Eastenders and was waiting for the live episode for weeks. I would like to say the character did a great job but storyline was a anti-climax. Perhaps the storyline could of been improved by Bradley slipping rather than jumping........sorry fans if you do not agree with me but there have been much better endings this was was very disappointing. Juming of the roof sorry a definate no no. The actors did a great job and very professional could not see the difference between a recorded episode and a live one :-)

  • Comment number 44.

    Can I just say how incredible that was to start of with and the how wonderful the over looked Jake Wood (Max)was in this episode particularly ,his performance was heartbreaking along with Charlie Clements of course .Well done tot he whole cast -claps-

  • Comment number 45.

    poor bradley and i never had stacey down for a murderer, its all fake anywayz but every1 wanted archie to die...

  • Comment number 46.

    A wonderful performance by all. Shocking outcome and fantastic acting. Eastenders never fail to produce the most dramatic , outstanding storylines , bring on the awards ! Many thanks for all the hard work to get this right . x

  • Comment number 47.

    OH MY GOD! Stacey Slater! I really wanted Sean Slater to be the killer so he could return to Walford. We all miss Sean he was a brilliant actor and he could of beein the killer. Can't believe Bradley has gone! Truley going to be missed by everybody. Stacey and Bradley will NEVER be forgotten.

  • Comment number 48.

    Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, great acting and will miss you bradley.
    can anyone tell me or will diederick put a video on showing us please.
    interesting to see where it goes from here with max and stacey
    keep going eastenders best show on earth

  • Comment number 49.

    I just want to say what a fantastic episode amazing. Congratulations to all the cast you where all fantastic i dont know how use all do it. really shocked about it being stacey who killed archie cant beleave she would hide that from the legend bradley. just gutted to see bradley go wish he could stay wont be the same without you bradley or charles i should say. anyone know why he wanted to leave anyway? i was nearly in tears :P

  • Comment number 50.

    The Live episode in my opinion was the best ever and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. The whole cast and crew gave an amazing performance 2night and I believe that Charlie Clements got the big ending he deserved for Bradley! Well done Eastenders and heres to the next 25 years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! :] MATT xxx

  • Comment number 51.

    Also Lacey Turner gave an amazing performance 2 as did the rest of the cast! I cannot wait for Monday's episode 2 air!!!

  • Comment number 52.

    I Cried So Muchh Wen Bradders Died.... iLove Him xx good actor ... :) Heartbreaking

  • Comment number 53.

    i think its pathetic that they killed Bradley and that stacey killed Archie i didnt want bradley to leave eastenders they should put him back in eastenders and should pin point the murder on somebody else and make it more realistic.

  • Comment number 54.

    Hello, can anyone tell me what music was playing at the end of the Bradley montage on the BBC3 Aftermath show, pleeease?? it's driving me mad!!

  • Comment number 55.

    Brovo well done on 2nites episode u all should be proud happy 25th birthday i can't believe stacy killed archie and a dramatic ending for bradley once again well done

  • Comment number 56.

    Well done to all the cast what an episode, but just can't believe i'm that thick. Archie's George Lambs dad. Who cares who killed him. He fathered George Lamb. George loving your work you have made the Aftermath programe very entertaining and a laugh to watch. Watch out Russell Brand, George is so, well, instresting, real and worth watching. Mr BBC you need to keep this guy. Give him a contract and something intresting to do right now. Channels4 loss will be your gain, watch the ratings sore. x

  • Comment number 57.

    to be quite honest i think its going to be different without bradley stacey will miss him to much agein and i dont really think it is fair on her and its a wee shame what happened to bradley BRING BRADLEY BACK PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! exallent job guys and thats quiet a shocker that stacey is the one that killed him:O:O and i dont think max is going to grass on her because he just wouldney and im gonna really miss bradmey:'( I HATE STACEYS FRIEND ONCE STACEY FINDS OUT WOW SHE IS GOING TO BE WELL MAD!!GRRR bradley better come back please put him back in pleaseee im acc begginn pmsl:L well good job guys iloveeastenders:):)(L)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Comment number 58.

    I was surprised the Bradley character was killed off. It's really sad. He will be missed. Seems like the Stacy Character will be sent to prison maybe.

  • Comment number 59.

    Happy 25th Birthday EastEnders.

  • Comment number 60.

    well i am gobsmacked i cant belive stacey killed archie. great live show since who shot j.r ewing in dallas.lacey and charlie played it brillantly good on you guys.happy 25th anniversary eastenders to all cast and crew past and present. im sobbing here cant belive i wont be seen bradley anymore boo hoo lol gooluck for the future charlie you will be sadly missed.i taught that grant michell likked archie guess i was wrong.

  • Comment number 61.

    Stacey I dont blame u for killing him he raped you and ronnie his own daughter he's was and is a bad person,,hes put you throw hell, i think i would do the same i feel sorry for ronnie shes been though hell for years with her dad.. i really hope things change for you both xx love emma

  • Comment number 62.

    How amazing is Lacey Turner??? I am sooooooo shocked, NEVER thought it would have been her! And Bradleys dead :o woooot? But wot amazing acting! Never expected the episode to be as good as it was! Congrats to Lacey and Charlie, who to me, made the show tonight! And Max done a good job too .... well done eastenders :D:D HAPPY BIRTHDAY x x

  • Comment number 63.

    the episode was amazing and shocked me so much , i can't believe stacey killed archie ! i still love her. so sad about bradley , such a amazing character . :( i was crying at the end, when stacey was screaming . aww :(
    well done eastenders it was amazing ! can't wait till monday now.

  • Comment number 64.

    Bring bradleyyy backk AAAARRRGGGGGGGG why are u takeing out the good people first ronnies daughter now bradleyyyyyyyyyyyy AAAAAArrrggggggggggg

  • Comment number 65.

    The acting by Stacey and Bradley was FANTASTIC!
    Well done to all the cast it was great!

  • Comment number 66.

    I think the the producers of Eastenders must be sadists.
    Firstly- why is the message of this programme always that people who commit crimes getaway with it and people who are decent always are killed or die off?
    Why after so much heartache, are characters simply not allowed to be happy? Why is the message constantly through this programme, that what ever you go through, that there is no hope, that bad things will keep on happening, that there is no light at the end of the tunnel?
    Everything in this programme is extreme and not real life. Total reliance on sensationalism, and not on good script writing and dialogue.
    After Mr Santer decided to kill off Danielle I thought that the makers of this programme would not pull another stunt like this. Then followed the awful caricatures that are supposed to be a Muslim family in Eastenders. The charcter of Saeed who was so obviously in his behaviour a heterosexual suddenly decides to play at being gay? He, when he was away from his family and community, free to do what ever he wanted, chose to be with Amira, suddenly decides he is gay? I don't think so. No matter how much you retrospectively put it into the script now- doesn't match up with how you portrayed him in the past. Which leads me to the conclusion that again this was for sensationalism, and to pander to the current climate of Islamophobia. No Mr Santer- you couldn't even get the prayers right, you couldn't even find someone who could recite the Quran at the Nikah (sorry do you know what that is??) properly, and who advised you that this wedding was a typical Muslim wedding? Micky Mouse?
    What about Denise's family- yet another black guy who is a murderer. In fact, I can safely say that there is not one single family that has been on Eastenders, that is from an ethnic minority that is a positive role model- each one has had a murderer/gangster/ thief etc except the character who used to clean the streets- cant remember his name, sorry. But, oh yes true to form, wasn't his brother a drug dealer???
    Then after all the character of Bradley had gone through, and Stacy- why an ending like that? Why kill him off- yet again reinforcing to the youth negative stereotypes and doom and gloom is all anyone has to look forward to?
    In all the hysteria of the live episode and all the birthday celebrations- you forget one thing- your storyline will not stand up to scrutiny. The dialogue of Peggy Mitchel- when she said "I'll tell you the truth" in the Ronnie's bedroom- sorry but if she was innocent she wouldn't have spoken like that, especially being distressed at Ronnie and Roxy fighting with eachother, totally wrong and inappropriate to the situation!
    Would a character like Bradley be running around on a roof when he cared so much about Stacy, his pregnant, bipolar wife? I dont think so- very silly. You have ill used your actors. THEY did a superb job tonight especially Samantha Womack, Rita Simons, and of course Charlie Clements and Lacy Turner. But who were you kidding? This story line was appalling- oh yes sensational but appalling. What a let down.
    Lastly, if Mr Clements was so emotional when he knew he was leaving, I think the real reason why the superb MS Lacy didn't appear is she is upset at the prospect of being bumped off the show- after all how much notice did she get- half an hour?

  • Comment number 67.

    Tbh, I never realised how much i would miss Bradders after he left. I really want him back. It wasnt the same without him. Andif you think about it Stacey hasn't got a reason for killing Archie anymore. Live show was amazing but Bradley dying wasn't a good way to celebrate 15 years. I'm pretty sure Peggy also called Janine, June. When i watched the aftermath on BBC three i noticed the "blood" looked like strawberry juice.

    All in all it was amazing can't wait for the next 25 years (if it still goes on, hope it does)

  • Comment number 68.

    Oh & also if someone just died why would the police hold back there wife dad and uncle ?

  • Comment number 69.

    @Praveen- he didn't jump off he lost his balance.
    Yes this isn't real life, but sadly a lot of young people watch this and are influenced by this. Hence my lengthy comment.

  • Comment number 70.

    Ronnie Raped, Bradley Dead, Stacey Murderer- What An Episode

  • Comment number 71.

    Tbh how pointless killing of a young excellent actor started with danielle and now bradley can any couple stay happy this is not a good story line make bradly go live with his mum or something but not kill him off i am not happy with the results from this atall.

  • Comment number 72.

    I was not expecting that atall! I was glued to the TV and when Bradley jumped I was like 'NOOOOOOOO'. Excellent acting by all the actors/actresses and a fantastic storyline, once again Eastenders ceases to amaze me! Congratulations!

  • Comment number 73.

    omg omg omg i totally love eastenders i always have its always been my no 1 but tonights episode was just so awesome!! it topped the lot it had me literally on the edge of my seat xxx i was shouting at the telly when bradley fell and totally did not see it coming about stacey! i thought everyone worked so hard and did so well especially with all the pressure on them but they were fantastic!!! i loved it so much i had to watch it again on bbc3!!! im such a huge fan a have been so excited about tonights live show all week and was everything i wanted it to be xxx thank you to all the writers producers directors and of course the fantastic actors!!! love you!!! i dont ever watch any other soap but i have to always watch enders!!!

    thanks for a fabulous 25 years!!!

    yasmin exeter devon

  • Comment number 74.

    The Eastenders team done a excellent job on the live show shame to see Bradley killed off but it made it more rememberable, Max was excellent with the shouting and crying. I'll miss seeing Stacey and Bradley together they were a great couple. I do wish Charlie Clements well in his career and good luck to him.

    Bradley might have left but Eastenders still have the legendary Janine, Stacey, Ricky, Bianca and the entertaining Zainab Masood. Happy 25th anniversary and it's easily the best soap on TV.

  • Comment number 75.

    Brady and danielle come on surely not going to get rid of lacy.. great acting though happy birthday but not happy with results killing best actors..

  • Comment number 76.

    Omg. I cant believe that Bradley died. He was my favourite out of every single charecter in eastenders.
    Good luck in what ever you decide to do next charlie x
    Lucie xx

  • Comment number 77.

    poor bradley why do all the fir males end up dying and we get left with the others. really feel for stacey she has had such a hard time,kat leaving, her mum, bradley,max, danielle, her abortion, mental illness, now archie not to mention bradley dying give the girl a brake. lacey you are awsome.
    stacey needs a really good friend rite now bring ruby back!!!


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  • Comment number 79.

    I agree. also why did the police not rush to Bradley and administer first aid? WHY DID THE DETECTIVES JUST STAND BY AND WATCH? Ridiculous!
    Why would any police officer worth his salt hold the family back and not attend to Bradley, and also why would anyone not stop Stacey from moving him- first rule of First Aid after a fall-DONT MOVE THE PATIENT!!!! With all those police officers there this was a farce!!!!

  • Comment number 80.

    Really enjoyed it.Brilliant acting from all involved especially Lacey and Charlie. Watched The Aftermath on BBC3 cos I thought we were going to see the moment Lacey Turner was told shedunnit by the producers before they went live but didn't see that. Did I miss that or did they not show it cos she wasn't there for the interview? Would love to see that!!

  • Comment number 81.

    Well i've waited since last year for this eposide and am very annoyed with results i'd love bradley and stacey to go away on holiday or something not always resulting to killing people bradley and danielle to fantastic cute lovely actors got killed well done though charlie lacey, jake and sam happy birthday please not as much depression in these next 25years.

  • Comment number 82.

    Congratulations eastenders it was a brilliant episode and not the outcome I expected. You are the best soap on tv keep up the good work.

  • Comment number 83.

    well done eastenders for 25yrs but c'mon surely stacey slater would of told bradley that he killed archie with all of the the presure he was under and with stacey now admitting she was the killer ye are surely not gonna to sack her from the show best actress ye hve but tbh i thought it was jack was well suprised

  • Comment number 84.

    i wish people would stop writing lengthy messages on here having ago about story lines and how it will effect our youths, if u look at the stats the youths i.e me and my generation have more qualifications and higher payed jobs so how is eastenders making us thick!!!!!
    eastenders are amazing and have won enough awards to prove that.
    they have done fantastic so leave them alone if you dont like the show then dont watch it
    role on the next 25 years
    enders are legands
    WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment number 85.

    Congratulations eastenders, i think u shocked most of your fans, this was an amazing episode and was also a very sad episode to see bradley leaving, because they got married and then the next day he dies, you have always shocked people such as the father of heathers baby, i think you should keep it going, more tension builds and more chit chat going around about it, keep up your hard work, well done for your live episode LOVED IT!!!

  • Comment number 86.

    On the aftermath prog, Barbara Windsor looked very upset at the end when everyone was cheering, especially on observing the state of Charlie Clements when filming had stopped.

  • Comment number 87.

    Congratulations to all at Eatsenders as a big soap fan what a way for everyone to celebrate 25 years Happy Birthday xx

  • Comment number 88.

    Congratulations with the 25 anniversary !!!
    Also great thanks for a nearly perfect Live episode.

    Love Stacey,was really touched by your performance.
    It looked if you were realy shocked what happend to Bradley.
    Great job to the crew to kept the secred so well.

    But it won't stop here for Bradley....
    We will see him back so now and then.
    And don't forget ...... Stacey got someone in her tummy ......

    The story goes on .... one mistery solved and a other one comming up..

    Cheers to everyone who worked in al those years of Eastenders

    Greets from Rotterdam
    (also here it's talk of the months)

  • Comment number 89.

    What a fantastic episode, I think I've watched it about five times now! God bless Sky+!
    Such a good storyline, I never once thought about Stacey.
    Such a shame about Bradeley though, such a brilliant characther and actor. I don't see how Stacey could let him go through all of that knowing that he had nothing to worry about!
    A part of me thinks he knew, because he told her to run? Ooh, I don't know!
    I hope the police don't just close the investigation now and just assume that Bradley was the murderer, that would be such a bad end to such a good story.
    Best episode in a LONG time, I just hope the conclusion of the storyline lives up to the hype!

  • Comment number 90.

    what an amazing episode never guessed about bradley you have out done yourselves again eastenders it just gets better and better heres to the next 25 years x

  • Comment number 91.

    My Gosh! Am still in a bit of shock! I heard a couple of weeks ago that Bradley was going to fall to his death, but I never imagined that it was going to be in this episode! I am going to miss Charlie very very much and wish him all the best for the future! Well done Lacey! You are a trouper! To ALL the cast and crew - Oh My GOSH!!! I am in AWE!!! I expected the live episode to take place in mainly one location due to the logistics of it all! To be able to keep it looking totally like a normal episode - flitting from scene to scene and location to location - goes to show how amazing and profesional EVERYONE is. I have watched Eastenders for virtually all the 25 years and it just keeps getting better and better! I hope you all had a massive party afterwards. You all deserved it!! HAPPY 25th and here's to the next! :-) xxx

  • Comment number 92.

    Based on the storyline & build up, this was about as believable as a politicians promise; but maybe in the weeks ahead they can somehow make the killing of Archie by Stacey a little more plausable compared to the episodes in the build up; if Brad was innocent, why run away & jump off the roof? Okay, so it had some flaws but it got the viewers - not since "who shot JR" has a soap commanded such interest and as it is a SOAP, we should accept that it is miles away from true life and reality - the plot is allowed to be silly..
    I'm not truly sure of exactly how much was actually "live" but a very good chunk was and the cast and production team did do well and congratulations to all concerned.
    I'd have liked to have seen Roxy guilty as she was a likely suspect (as she had leaned what was in the will?); whilst Stacey had a damn good reason to do away with Archie, the preceeding episodes gave no indication that she could have done it!

  • Comment number 93.

    What a fantastic live episode. I never expected it to be stacey who killed Archie.

  • Comment number 94.

    Huge congratulations to cast and crew for a brilliant live episode! It was very tense and dramatic.

    Sad to see Bradley dead but what a way for Charlie to leave!

    Happy 25th anniversary - here's to the next 25 years!

  • Comment number 95.

    Amazing episode. Sad to see Bradley go but what an exit for him. I hope Stacey can cope now that he's gone and that she doesn't get arrested for the murder cos shes been through enough.

  • Comment number 96.

    What a fantastic episode, I was captivated from start to finish (also recorded it and watched again!), congratulations to all the cast and crew, I thought it was either Sean Slater or Stacey. Happy 25th Birthday, I look forward to the next 25......

  • Comment number 97.

    This has been the most fantastic,incredible episodes in Eastenders i was so upset when Bradley died can i just say that Lacey,Charlie,Scott,Jake you all did a fantstic job at the end and i hope charlie goes to do more tv as he is an incredible actor also Samantha and Rita were very good too. I hope Lacey stays as she is a good actress and i wouldn't want to see anyone else go. I'm still totally shocked didn't expect for Stacey to kill Archie and thought bradley was going to die but not on the live episode well done Diedrick and his team also the aftermath on BBC 3 george lamb and kirsten were really good getting interviewing poor charlie clements was in tears hope they all had a good night last night to celebrate there 25 years and Bradley going

    Love you eastenders heres to another 25 x

  • Comment number 98.

    I thought everyone did a good job in the live show. For a couple of weeks I was thinking Ronnie did it. Then since last week I thought Stacey.

    What's going to happen next. I can't wait for Monday. But I'm going to miss the idea of Bradley and Stacey having a new life somewhere else together, now Bradley has died. How does this leave Stacey.

  • Comment number 99.

    I didn't want bradley to die he was one of my favourite people! Anyway happy 25th birthday eastenders it my favourite show.i really can't believe that Stacey killed Archie. I hope you have another 25 years, i can't wait till Monday. BYE!!!!!

  • Comment number 100.

    Last night's episode was superb. I can honestly say I haven't enjoyed an episode of any programme as much as this in ages. The suspense and drama were maintained right until the end. Absolutely loved it!!


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