Archives for April 2012

Episode discussion for week starting 30 April

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Nickie | 17:10 UK time, Monday, 30 April 2012

Have your say about this week's episodes!

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British Soap Awards: EastEnders wins!

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Katy R | 10:05 UK time, Monday, 30 April 2012

Horray! EastEnders has won seven awards at the BSA's, included the much coveted title of Best British Soap (for the 5th year in a row!).

 

*If you don't want to know the individual award winners avert your eyes now*

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Photo spoilers: Is the cat out of the bag?

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 29 April 2012

Have a look at what's going on during the week commencing 7th May.

Going somewhere? The Mitchell boys decide to pack their bags and leave Walford. But why now? And will they actually go through with it?

Phil, Ben and Jay

Pop back on Tuesday to check out more photo spoilers!

 

EastEnders website: New look!

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Katy R | 16:00 UK time, Wednesday, 25 April 2012

You have probably noticed that the EastEnders website has had a facelift!

We've been working away behind the scenes to create the new shiny site with tons of improved features, it also aligns us with the BBC's new Global Experience Language.

Alfie Moon character page

All of your favourite things are easy to find - but many of them are better! A few of the things we love the look of are...The character pages, both past and present, have been fully revamped. The Weekly Quiz has been given a brand new layout. Oh, and the clips carousel on the homepage makes it really easy to find our recent video content!

Also, we're going to be launching a couple of brand new exciting features really soon. We'll let you know when they're up and running!

Once you've had an explore, we'd love to hear what you think of the new site. You can sign in and leave comments below...

Enjoy!

Photo spoilers: Bin there, done that

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Branning strop

It's no surprise that Lauren and Ian did not work well together in the newly named 'Mandy's'. She's quickly fired by an irrate Mr Beale. Does she go quietly? No. *Please note, Ian is gawking at an upturned bin*.

Lauren and Ian

My eyes, My eyes!

I'm lost for words. As are most of The Square's residents. Let's just say the unveiling of the the new neon-tastic B&B sign does not go well... Time to invest in some black out blinds everyone!

Billy and Kim

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Episode discussion for week starting 23 April

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Nickie | 08:00 UK time, Monday, 23 April 2012

Send your reactions, feelings, revelations, hopes and fears about the upcoming week on EastEnders. Including... Friday's BIANCA special.

Magazine feature of the week's highlights - Bianca, Max and Tanya

Bianca reaches crisis point. Will anyone help her? If Derek's involved, it can't be good...

It's St George's Day in the Vic! And Alfie and Jean pull out all the stops (or some of them anyway)

Shirley's in no mood for celebrations and is on the hunt for the killer.

Fatboy gets a new job

Whitney gets an attack of the little green monsters

And.... there's a new man in town...

Photo spoilers: Come Lorraine or shine...

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 22 April 2012

Here's a look at what's to come in the week commencing 30th April...

Mandy just can't help herself. When it comes to her mum she'll always be there for her, even though Lorraine certainly won't be winning any 'Mother of the Year' awards.... It becomes clear that Lorraine is truly in a lot of pain so Mandy tries her best to help. But what can she do?

Mandy and Lorriane

Don't forget to come back on Tuesday to check out the rest of the photo spoilers!

On set with... Jo Joyner

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Katy R | 11:45 UK time, Friday, 20 April 2012

We caught up with the gorgeous Jo Joyner, AKA Tanya Jessop, this week to find out how her last year in Walford has been (busy!).

She tells us how it feels to be up for four British Soap Awards, and what her hopes are for the future of her on screen family...

Have a watch and, as Jo says, don't forget to vote!

 

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British Soap Awards - Who's your Villain of the Year?

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Nickie | 12:00 UK time, Thursday, 19 April 2012

Between them, these two have ruined more lives in Albert Square than we care to mention. They've schemed and manipulated, they've both attempted to kill - only one of them succeeded. They're also both up for Villain at the Year at the British Soap Awards. Who's the biggest baddy of them all?

Voting has now closed for the 2012  British Soap Awards.

And take a look at these vids of Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe) and  Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) in action...

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Photo Spoilers: The point of no return?

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Red in the face

These two feisty ladies have an EPIC East End barny. Deep-rooted resentments come spilling out and Carol decides to pack her bags and leave... Uh oh.

Bianca and Carol

A safe bet?

Shirley decides they need to offer a reward to find Heather's murderer. She goes in search of some dosh in Phil's safe - but what does she find in there?

Shirley and Phil

 

 

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Episode discussion for week starting 16 April

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Nickie | 11:57 UK time, Monday, 16 April 2012

Here's what's coming up this week!

Can Alfie's sweet-talking get him out of trouble with Derek?

Meanwhile, Roxy's in love. Should she tell Alfie? What about Kat??

Bianca's money saving tips! Strap a box of wine to your stomach! What next? Apply gravy browning to your skin and lick throughout the day. Gives your skin a youthful glow AND it tastes good...

Life after Heather: Ben and Jay are back to school. But can things go back to normal? Can Shirley be kept off the scent?

And... nothing like a fight. Ding ding! Roxy and Bianca square up in the Vic. Who will win?

Photo Spoiler: A safe bet?

Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 15 April 2012

Here's a quick look at what's coming up in the week commencing 23rd April.

Shirley's on a mission to find Heather's murderer - and she's a lady with a plan. She decides to raid Phil's safe for money to offer as a reward for the killer. Will this be the final straw for Mr Mitchell?

Shirley and Phil

Come back on Tuesday 17th for more spoiler pics!

 

Alice Branning coming to Walford

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Nickie | 00:00 UK time, Saturday, 14 April 2012

East End crim, Derek Branning should be used to being a wanted man, but there's someone searching for him who's going to shake him up more than any member of the Old Bill could.

Say hello to Alice Branning, who is set to arrive on Derek's doorstep looking for answers from the father she's never met.

Alice Branning

 

 

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British Soap Awards: A helpful video

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Katy R | 14:00 UK time, Thursday, 12 April 2012

*Voting has now closed!*

If you need reminding why you should vote for EastEnders (the best show on TV!) in all of our nominated Viewer Vote categories in the British Soap Awards here's a helpful video:

 

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Easter Alfie

Nickie | 13:20 UK time, Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Who loved Alfie dressed up as the Easter Bunny last night?

You can vote for Shane Richie in the British Soap Awards here.

EastEnders Omnibus has moved

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Nickie | 11:24 UK time, Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The EastEnders omnibus has moved to a new late-night slot on Friday night/Saturday morning.

It will no longer be on BBC One on Sunday.

This slot is closer to the original transmissions and will be more consistent as it will not need to be moved for sporting commitments.

The next omnibus will be on Saturday 14th at 0.05-02.00am. See BBC One schedules for more details.

It is also available on BBC Three repeat, iPlayer, and on catch-up TV.

Photo spoilers: Out with the old, Ian with the new

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 10 April 2012

A happy chappy

Look how happy he is! Mr Beale gets his cafe back, and has a little party to celebrate. The big question is, what does he call it this time around?

Ian

Strapped for cash?

Whitney and Bianca come up with a money saving scheme! They strap wine to Bianca to avoid paying for drinks... Genius or not so genius?

Bianc and Whitney

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Episode discussion for week starting 9 April

Nickie | 10:00 UK time, Monday, 9 April 2012

Dust off your deelie boppers one more time, it's the week of the funeral. Time to say goodbye to our Hev

Will Ben and Jay be able to play along with the mourners, knowing what they've done?

Will Shirley get wise to their strange behaviour?

Can Andrew prove his innocence?

Meanwhile, can you guess who says this: "Do you think they had to reinforce her coffin?" Harsh.

 

Don't forget to vote in the British Soap Awards shortlist!

British Soap Awards: Voting closed!

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Thursday, 5 April 2012

The British Soap Awards 2012 shortlist has been announced, with EastEnders up for numerous gongs.

Voting has now closed, below is a list of the shortlist...

Tanya Jessop, Jack Branning and Alfie Moon

Sexiest Male

Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) has made it onto the shortlist once again. Let's make sure he wins his fourth Sexiest Male award in a row!

   

Sexiest Female

 Soap Award, Soap Award on the wall, who's the sexiest female of them all? Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning) and Preeya Kalidas (Amira Masood) are the ladies to vote for!

  

Villain of the year

 'Mwah ha ha' *evil laugh*... Which Walford baddy will you vote for? Yusef Khan (Ace Bhatti) or Ben Mitchell (Joshua Pascoe)?

  

Best Actor

Shane Richie (Alfie Moon) has made it onto the shortlist for all of his amazing performances!

  

Best Actress

Two of The Square's leading ladies, Jo Joyner (Tanya Jessop) and Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood) are up for Best Actress. Who have you enjoyed watching the most?

 

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Photo spoilers: Ben's careless whisper?

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Crocodile tears?

Ben finally sees how much pain he's caused Shirley, and is overcome with guilt. But as she comforts her murdering (kind of) step-son will he confess all?

Carol, Shirley, Abi, Ben, Ian and Jay

You've got to have faith...

When it comes to Ben and Jay's reading, let's just say the could have done with a little bit more practice! Phil and Jay panic when a crumbling Ben starts to falter - is this the confession moment!?

Jay and Ben

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Episode discussion for week starting 2 April

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Guest Insider | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 2 April 2012

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

Episode discussion 2 April

The men of the Square indulge in a spot of male bonding over a game of poker - will it end well?

Kim helps Ray out in the Vic kitchen - will they find love over the counter?

Will Ian patch it up with Mandy - and will she stay in the square?

And will Cora and Alfie find out the truth about Roxy and Max?

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 spoilers: Trott off Cott!

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 1 April 2012

Here's a little look at what's to come in the week commencing 9th April...

You'd better have your tissues to hand as we all have to say our final goodbyes to Miss Trott. Shirley is unimpressed when she sees the Cottons making their way to the funeral. She wholeheartedly bans poor Andrew from attending! Will he stand up to her, or does he not have the (broken) heart to?

(RIP Heather *sob*)

Cora, Andrew, Rose, Dot, Billy, Shirley and Phil

We'll be putting more photo spoilers up on Tuesday 3rd - so come back then!

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