Archives for March 2012

Photo spoilers: Back for good?

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Guest Insider | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Stand by your man

Alerted to the fact Mandy's leaving the Square by LucyIan runs after her with a proposal. Will she stand by her man? In that coat, who could resist?

Ian asks Mandy tocome back home

Friend or Foe?

Derek collars Ben in the Square garden and asks him just how he managed to persuade his dad to forgive him. What's Derek playing at? We can't imagine he wants to know the key to Phil's heart!

Derek asks Ben how he got Phil to forgive him

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EastEnders wins at the All About Soap Awards!

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Katy R | 09:49 UK time, Tuesday, 27 March 2012

We're incredibly pleased to tell you that EastEnders has picked up 3 gongs at The All About Soap Awards! The What brilliant news!

Big congratulations to Jo Joyner who was named Best Actress, and also her character Tanya Jessop and hubby Max Branning (Jake Wood) have been voted Best Couple by the readers of All About Soap! “We’re over the moon,” gushes Jake Wood,  “It’s the first time we’ve won.”


Michael French, Jo Joyner and Jake Wood

EastEnders' third award went to Michael French. The return of wayward son, David Wicks caused much excitement (and swooning) when he arrived on The Square to bid his mum farewell. David’s return has been voted Best Comeback. “I am chuffed to win. Thank you to all the viewers who voted,” says Michael French.

Episode discussion for week starting 26 March

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Guest Insider | 10:00 UK time, Monday, 26 March 2012

 

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What's going down Walford way? Have your say about this week's episodes.

It's Lauren's 18th, but will her own brand of celebrating ruin her big day?

Jay gets a grilling from the police - will he crack under the pressure?

Jean turns events manager at the Vic - will her tribute to Heather be a big success?

And who do Patrick and Dot think is guilty of her murder?

Tell us what you think about these topics - and anything else that relates to this week's eps.

Plus, don't forget to vote in this year's British Soap Awards!

Photo spoiler: Let battle commence!

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 25 March 2012

Take a look at what's going daaan in the week commencing 2nd April. We'll pop more pics up on Tuesday.

Phil sees red when he finds Derek talking to Ben in The Square. He warns him to stay away from both his son and his businesses. Will that go down well with big bad Derek? Me thinks not. Let the battle of the alpha males commence!

 

 

Exclusive drama: Happy 18th Lauren?

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Nickie | 16:00 UK time, Friday, 23 March 2012

Lauren's turning 18 very soon! But how's she going to celebrate?

Let her take you on a journey from birthday party hell to heaven and beyond... And wish her happy birthday in the comments section below!

 

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EastEnders Revealed: The Murder - exclusive clips

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Rob Francis | 17:35 UK time, Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Although it's been a harrowing week for fans of dear departed Heather Trott.

This Thursday at 8pm on BBC Three, EastEnders Revealed will go behind the scenes to discover the making of a murder!

Josie Long narrates a look back at Hev's life in Albert Square, including her relationship with best friend Shirley Carter, her various romantic adventures - and her shocking death. The show will feature contributions by the irrepressible Cheryl Fergison, along with Linda Henry and Steve McFadden. Check out a couple of clips from the show below:

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EastEnders schedule changes this week - so it's on tonight!

Nickie | 10:18 UK time, Wednesday, 21 March 2012

There will be no EastEnders on Friday because of Sport Relief, but there's an extra episode TONIGHT Wednesday 21st at 7.30pm (and 10pm on BBC Three) . The episode on Thursday 22nd will be on at 7.30pm as usual.

Here's a preview!

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Don't forget to support Sport Relief on Friday! The stars of Miranda, Outnumbered, Strictly, Ab Fab and more will be there, and it's for a great cause! Tameka (Kim) and Laurie (Jane) have done their bit. Find out what you can do.

Photo spoilers: We are family

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Guest Insider | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 20 March 2012

 Daddy’s boy

 

At the allotments Ben points out to Phil that recently he’s proved himself to be a true Mitchell. He’s been hounded by the police, he’s fallen out with everyone and he's going round the Square with a big scowl on his face - yes, he’s definitely a chip off the old block!

Ben tells Phil he's a true Mitchell now

Dot, jury and executioner

 

What’s this - Dot trying to drink Patrick under the table? No, they’re just having the one and mulling over the fact that Andrew may be guilty not of love in the first degree, but of murder. “Oh, I say!” indeed!

 

Dot and Patrick talk about Andrew's involvement in Heather's death

 

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Heather Trott 1967-2012: Pay your respects

Nickie | 20:25 UK time, Monday, 19 March 2012

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Heather Trott. Mum, friend, karaoke fiend, cheese addict, George Michael obsessive. We will miss her. Pay your respects in the comments section below.

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Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me

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Rob Francis | 15:00 UK time, Monday, 19 March 2012

EastEnders' very own Roxy Mitchell, Rita Simons, can be seen in her own show on BBC One this Tuesday evening.

Rita has twin five-year old daughters, Maiya and Jaimee. Maiya was diagnosed with hearing loss at six-months old and Rita and husband Theo have just discovered that Maiya will probably lose her hearing completely.

The show charts Rita and her family's experiences as they consider making life-changing decisions for Maiya's future - should they embrace the deaf world, learn to sign and send her to a specialist school or try and give her hearing with technology, implants and artificial sound or a mixture of the two?

Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me, will be shown at 10.40pm on BBC One on Tuesday 20th March. Check out two preview clips from the show below.

Plus, read about the making of the show over on the TV Blog

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Watch Tameka and Laurie in the Let's Dance for Sport Relief final

Nickie | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 19 March 2012

Well done to Tameka Empson (Kim) and Laurie Brett (Jane) who took part in the final of Let's Dance for Sport Relief performing Telephone by Lady Gaga (and Beyonce). They didn't win, but they were AMAZING, and raised a lot of money for a great cause. Plus congrats to Roland Rivron who took the gold!

You can watch Tameka and Laurie's dance here. And below that is our Off Set With... that we recorded with Tameka last week.

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Episode discussion for week starting 19 March

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Guest Insider | 09:00 UK time, Monday, 19 March 2012

What's going down in Walford? Have your say about this week's episodes.

episode discussion week starting 19/3/2012

 

Will Heather persuade Shirley to put their friendship first and come to the wedding?

Will Heather choose to follow her heart and put Andrew first?

Will Andrew's suggestion that they elope go down well? 

And will Shirl stand by Phil in his hour of need, or is he right to persuade her to move on while he's inside?

Tell us what you think about these topics and anything else that relates to this week's eps.

Plus, don't forget to vote in this year's British Soap Awards!

Off set with... Tameka Empson

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Katy R | 14:17 UK time, Friday, 16 March 2012

We went over to Elstree Studios this week to see how the rehearsals for Let's Dance for Sport Relief 2012 were going.

As I'm sure you all know the fabulous Tameka Empson AKA Kim Fox and  Laurie Brett, AKA Jane Beale, are hitting the dance floor on Saturday night with their amazing routine!

Check out or video of Tameka to find out what she's been doing to get herself ready, and to see how she feels about being part of the 'Winning Team'.

 

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EastEnders wins TRIC Award

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Nickie | 16:30 UK time, Tuesday, 13 March 2012

We're thrilled to announce that EastEnders has won the TV Soap of the Year award at the TRIC awards (The Television and Radio Club Awards). Tameka Empson (Kim Fox) and Chucky Venn (Ray Dixon) were there to collect the award. What brilliant news!

EastEnders is also up for a number of categories in the British Soap Awards and YOU can vote here

Photo spoilers: Who will Heather choose?

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Guest Insider | 14:30 UK time, Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Shirl or Andrew?


Andrew waits with bated breath to see if Heather will choose him over Shirley. The state the flat is in we’re surprised he’s not running for the hills to escape death by laundry!


Heather and Andrew

Friends to the end? 

“It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship,” goes the song, but it’s not a ditty you’ll hear in Walford, this week. Heather tells Shirley she can’t get married without her, but Shirl says she’s not her friend anymore - so, there!

Shirley and Heather

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Phil On Remand - watch the episode

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Rob Francis | 20:30 UK time, Monday, 12 March 2012

It's finally here. Watch our brand new 14 minute drama exclusive - Phil on Remand right here, right now!

When a new young prisoner clashes with the prison's dangerous top dog, how far is Phil prepared to go to save someone else?

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Steve McFadden (Phil) is nominated for Best Actor in the British Soap Awards. You can vote here

Bryan Kirkwood to leave EastEnders

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Nickie | 13:30 UK time, Monday, 12 March 2012

Bryan Kirkwood has announced that he is stepping down as Executive Producer of EastEnders.

He's been at the helm of the good ship Enders since March 2010, and orchestrated some of the show's most talked about episodes, particularly, the 'baby swap' storyline and the final days of Walford icon, Pat Evans. He also brought Kat and Alfie back to the Square, as well as David and Simon Wicks. He's introduced many new characters - to name but a few - Cora Cross, Derek Branning, the Moon brothers Michael, Tyler and Anthony, and the recast of Lauren Branning, played by Jacqueline Jossa who recently won an NTA for Best Newcomer.

Under his tenure, the show has won the full set of BAFTA, RTS, NTA and British Soap Award. EastEnders was the most watched programme on both Christmas Days for the past two years - this year beating Downton Abbey and peaking at 10.4 million.

 

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Episode discussion for week starting 12 March

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Guest Insider | 12:00 UK time, Monday, 12 March 2012

Extra, extra, talk all about it! Have your say about this week's episodes.

Episode magazine cover

Will Shirley get Ben to withdraw his statement and stop Phil from going down for a long stretch?

Will Ian side with Phil and back her up? Or will the truce in the ongoing Beale-Mitchell feud be short-lived?

As she stands there in her second-hand dress, will Heather ever have the future she dreams of?

And when she receives some home truths from future mother-in-law, should she give Rose what for?

Tell us what you think about these topics and anything besides that relates to this week's eps.

Plus, don't forget to vote in this year's British Soap Awards!

 

Photo spoilers: Too close for comfort?

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 11 March 2012

Here's a look at at what's to come during a sad week in Walford, commencing 19th March...

We can't believe it, and clearly neither can Shirley - Heather is dead *BIG sob*. Phil tries to shield her from the sight of the paramedics trying to revive her best friend, but is he also shielding her from the truth?!

Phil and Shirley

We'll put a load more photo spoliers up on Tues 13th!

Phil on Remand: Trailer

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Rob Francis | 11:41 UK time, Thursday, 8 March 2012

With only a few more days to go until Phil on Remand is unlocked on the Red Button, we've put together a special promo to whet your appetite...

Check out this exclusive preview of the new red button drama, Phil on Remand, available from 8.30pm on Monday 12 March 2012.

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British Soap Awards - Reasons to vote!

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Katy R | 13:06 UK time, Tuesday, 6 March 2012

In case you needed reminding, we've put together a little film highlighting the fabulousness that is EastEnders!

Check out each nominated cast member in action, and some of the best bits from your fave soap.

Get voting!

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Photo spoilers: Jailhouse Shock!

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Guest Insider | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Shirl’s Secret Smile

  

Shirley is delighted when Phil finally agrees to let her see him in prison. This being sour-faced Shirl, she hides it well – and it’s short-lived as Phil’s decided to plead guilty for the lesser charge of manslaughter.

Phil and Shirley

The Future’s Orange

 
Shirley tries to reason with Ian – but breaking into his house isn’t probably the right way to go about things. Will he decide to get Ben to change his plea? He won’t find the answer in the fruit bowl, that’s for sure.


Ian and Shirley

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Phil on Remand: preview clip

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Rob Francis | 15:35 UK time, Monday, 5 March 2012

If you were locked up, who would you most like as your cellmate? Phil Mitchell?

Well, this guy just got lucky. Or did he?

Check out this exclusive preview of the new red button drama, Phil on Remand, available from 8.30pm on Monday 12 March 2012.

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Episode discussion for week starting 5 March

Nickie | 12:35 UK time, Monday, 5 March 2012

Roll up Roll up! Have your say about this week's episodes!

Would you say 'yes' to Michael Moon? Is he to be trusted?

Zainab's secret - should she reveal her part in the fire that has torn Tamwar's marriage apart? And will he forgive her?

Can Max and Tanya make it work? Or is it a case of once a cheat...?

Is Lorraine making you feel sorry for Mandy? Or is it time that someone stood up to her?

Tell us what you think about these topics and anything besides that relates to this week's eps.

Plus, don't forget to vote in this year's British Soap Awards!

 

Phil on remand - coming soon to Red Button...

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Rob Francis | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 4 March 2012

Phil Mitchell's banged up in jail. And you're going with him…

With just the push of a button (the Red Button on your remote control that is), prepare to enter a world behind bars. And we don't mean the ones in the Vic and R&R.

Phil Mitchell

 

 

 

On Monday 12th March at 8.30pm, straight after that night's episode finishes on TV, join us for an exclusive look into what life's been like on the inside for Phil.

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Photo Spoilers: Guilt trip...

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 4 March 2012

Take a sneaky peak at what's going on during the week commencing 12th March...

A very happy Shirley is finally allowed to visit Phil. Her good mood is short lived when she finds out that the love of her life is about to plead guilty to a crime he didn't do! Can she persuade him to re-think his decision?

Shirley and Phil

 

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