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  1. Advent Calendar #11: Jean's Fishy Basket

    Sunday 11 December 2011, 08:00

    Jean Slater is one of Walford's most experimental cooks - think Heston Blumenthal in a glittery cardi. Obviously, Sausage Surprise is her signature dish, but we happened across this amazing recipe in a cookery book, stashed under the sink in the Vic's kitchen. Perhaps a nice addition to your Christmas...

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  2. Advent Calendar #8: Christmas wallpapers

    Thursday 8 December 2011, 10:00

    Ho ho ho! Lots of you commented on the lovely illustrations that went with our Christmas rhyme this week - The Janine Who Stole Christmas Part 1 and Part 2.

    Well now you can have them as your very own wallpapers. Just click one to download it, right click on an image, 'set as background' ('set as desktop...

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  3. E20 Producer Deborah Sathe wins Creative Innovation Award

    Tuesday 6 December 2011, 16:43

    A big congratulations to Deborah Sathe, Producer of E20, who has won the Creative Innovation Award for her work on E20 at the Women in TV & Film Awards.

    Debs has produced all three series of E20, which also won a Webby Award in 2011. She's a monumental talent and well deserving of her shiny new gong...

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  4. Advent Calendar #6: The Janine Who Stole Christmas Part 2

    Tuesday 6 December 2011, 11:40

    Read Part 1 of The Janine Who Stole Christmas

    Christmas was cancelled, the presents were stolen.
    The one stocking left, had nowt but a hole in.
    Janine was indoors hogging everyone's treats
    While Kat and young Tiff were out hunting the thief.

    And yet, as she opened each gift with a giggle
    Janine couldn...

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  5. Advent Calendar #5: The Janine who stole Christmas Part 1

    Monday 5 December 2011, 11:45

    Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Square
    Not a person dared stir, dared e'en move a hair
    Lest Santa, discovering them out of their bed,
    Be tempted to divert to Weatherfield instead.

    But hang on a minute, two souls WERE defying
    The law of no moving, they weren't even trying.
    Two people quite...

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  6. Episode discussion for week starting Monday 5 December

    Monday 5 December 2011, 10:00

    Who's stalking Phil?

    Phil's losing his cool as the stalking campaign continues. And Billy loses his as well. Has Phil Mitchell met his match? Or will he regain the upper hand? Have you figured out who is stalking Phil?

    Alfie and Kat. Can they get it back?

    And as Alfie turns on the lights in The Vic...

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  7. Episode discussion for week starting 28 November

    Monday 28 November 2011, 10:08

    Jane loves Masood

    Strains of Barry White spill out of this blog post as we urge the people of Walford: do not complain if your post is late this week. The consummation of Masood and Jane's passion has been a long time coming - much longer than your overdue council tax bill.

    Thing is... we have mixed...

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  8. Episode discussion for week starting 21 November

    Monday 21 November 2011, 15:25

    It's BRANNING WEEK! Exclamation marks to the power of a million - for EastEnders is on every single day this week! So don't forget and miss Wednesday's episode and then wonder why there are a load of continuity problems in Thursday night's episode...

    Max is BACK. With his brother Derek in tow. What'll...

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  9. The Olympic flame comes to Walford!

    Tuesday 15 November 2011, 00:05

    It is with EXTREME EXCITEMENT that we report that the Olympic flame will be passing through Walford LIVE ON 23 July 2012, carried by one Billy Mitchell and cheered on by the residents of Albert Square.

    In the episode on Tuesday 15 November, Walford discovers that it will be one of over a thousand communities...

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  10. Meet the new Lucy Beale and... introducing Ray Dixon

    Tuesday 15 November 2011, 00:01

    If you were looking forward to a peaceful and relaxing New Year, forget it. Lucy Beale's returning to Walford - and if past form is anything to go by, trouble won't be far behind.

    Hetti Bywater will be playing Lucy, who has been living in sleepy Devon for the past year. She'll be back in Walford in...

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  11. Episode discussion for week starting 14 November

    Monday 14 November 2011, 16:01

    Well looky here at this week's events... Tanya's on the wrong side of the law, Rainie's on the right side of Phil (though not for long if Shirley has anything to do with it). Phil's looking decidedly worried, but there's a festive grin on Alfie's face...

    Give us your tuppenceworth on the storylines that...

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  12. Coming soon - help us unlock a mystery

    Monday 14 November 2011, 14:00

    So this morning a mysterious USB stick in an unmarked envelope dropped onto the doormat of our Walford HQ...

    We managed to open a few files - very strange... newspaper clippings, letters... before we could take a proper look, the files were corrupted by an unknown virus.

    We have our I.T. folk on...

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  13. Watch EastEnders do Queen for Children In Need

    Thursday 10 November 2011, 15:40

    Mama Mia! It's a Walfordian Rhapsody, as EastEnders does Queen for Children In Need on Friday 18 November.

    Watch Matt Lapinskas (aka Anthony Moon) don the vest and 'tache of Freddie Mercury, as the citizens of Albert Square rock out for a good cause. You can watch the full song on the show on Friday...

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  14. Episode discussion for week starting 7 November

    Monday 7 November 2011, 15:15

    Jane's back in town. Ian's putting a ring on it. Phil's on the rampage. Christian's in trouble. And Amira's loving it.

    What's your favourite storyline of the week? What's made you laugh? Cry? Spill your cup of tea down your jumper? Tell us what you make of this week's East End drama!

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  15. "Arthur, chill, your face ain't butters" - Dot speaks Fatboy

    Monday 24 October 2011, 13:50

    Ah, we remember a time when Dot needed a translator every time he opened his mouth. Now, she speaks fluent Fatboy.

    We had to watch this twice to be sure that it actually happened.

    Check it out!

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  • Episode discussion for week starting 24 October

    Monday 24 October 2011, 11:00

    Love is in the air - doo doo doo doo doo doo.

    It's snogs galore in Walford this week. We hate to kiss and tell but... Lola and Ben (did you see that one coming?), Pat and Norman (what will Jean do to Pat when she hears about this - feed her some week-old sausage surprise?). Plus, well, you'll have to...

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  • Lauren's Diary: "Why can't we just talk about things?"

    Wednesday 19 October 2011, 12:00

    What do you do when you discover that your mum has cancer? Confide in your friends? Your family?

    What if you have to keep it a secret? You're the only form of emotional support for your mum, but you don't have any emotional support yourself. Could you take that pressure? Could you keep that secret?

    In...

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  • Episode discussion for week starting 17 October

    Monday 17 October 2011, 14:52

    This week!

    Will Syed be a good dad to baby Yasmin? And how will he cope with being caught between warring parties, Amira and Christian?

    Whoever is hugging Mandy, it doesn't look like Ian... Should he trust her? And what will happen if he doesn't?

    And speaking of Ian, what do you think of his delightful...

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  • What's going on in the mind of Lauren Branning?

    Friday 14 October 2011, 11:30

    Have you been watching Lauren this week? It's sort of broken our hearts a little.

    She's been supporting her mum through radiotherapy and chemotherapy, making her a mix CD (defining tune, Barbie Girl by Aqua) and cooking her up rice pudding and toast, just like Tanya used to when Lauren was small. Sob...

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  • Last chance to vote in the National Television Awards

    Friday 14 October 2011, 10:00

    *Voting closes on these categories on Monday 17 October*

    EastEnders is up for gongs in a number of categories at the National Television Awards.

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