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EastEnders' Roxy & Sean in Weymouth

EastEnders' Roxy & Sean in Weymouth

EastEnders in Weymouth

Walford's finest make the journey from the Square to one of Dorset's most famous seaside towns. After shooting the scenes in April, the two episodes were shown in July.

Cast members including Barbara Windsor and Samantha Janus appear in scenes shot in Weymouth in episodes of EastEnders shown in July.

BBC Radio Solent's Jon Cuthill spoke to Weymouth & Portland's Borough Council's Communications Manager Jacqui Gisborne about the episodes, which attracted a lot of attention when they were filmed.

She says: "We had to dress the Esplanade with specific flowers and posters because they were filming in April but it was screening in July."

"The weather at the time was stunning - true traditional Weymouth summer weather, but not the weather we're experiencing now [rain]!"

Jacqui says that interest in Weymouth as a holiday resort is likely to increase after the episodes go out. She says: "We've had lots of filming here this year, and people love to go to places where their favourite programmes have been filmed."

"The effect of that is known as 'Film Tourism' - all in it's generated about 1.7 million into the local economy, straight in, in cash."

It's not the first time EastEnders had shot scenes in Dorset. In September 2006, members of the Wicks family turned up in Worth Matravers near Swanage, on 'a family break in the country'.

Dorset is frequently used as a location for film and TV shoots.

Have a look at our 'Location Dorset' feature and see if you recognise any.

EastEnders - Thursday 10 July 7.30pm, Friday 11 July 8.00pm, BBC One

last updated: 11/07/2008 at 09:02
created: 10/07/2008

Have Your Say

Did you watch the episode? Did you recognise Weymouth? What do you think?

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Niki /Nicole
I did it was great I love dorset me and my family go there on holiday evrey year to go see all the lovley fairgrounds and sun I live in a place called Cliffe were it never ever is sunny always rainy i love going to dorset!!!and Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please bring Dannille back shes the best character in the world and I sooooooooooo want to see her back in eastenders!!!!! I started to cry when she got run over I soo wanna see here again please!p.s PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SOOOO MUCH PLEASE PUT DANNILE/LAURAN BACK IN EASTENDERS SHES THE BEST ACTOR AND CHARACTER I HAVE EVER SEEN ON THERE !!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!

sarah
i love all EastEnders stars i wacth all of the episode and like shean roxy and her little baby and dannielle and roney shean and roxy should be togher and rony should have the right to know her doughter is dannielle !!!!....xxxx

anomous
i am ten n i totally agreee with u alba!

alba
in eastenders i like shean roxy and her little baby and dannielle and roney shean and roxy should be togher and rony should have the right to know her doughter is a live!!!!....xxxx

Jessica..x
I Think Weymouth looks good but i think archie rewens every thing because sean and roxy suiet x

Sexy Dannielle
Roxy shoud not take her dads money or other stuff.Roxy is the best in eastenders.i got a picture of her on my front sreen on my computer.her and sean are good together. i woud want to see her baby. even though she has not got a lump on her belly . her baby would look beatiful like her loveyand beatiful.

shannon...x
omgi love eastenders

sophie
i think that weymouths a nice place especially when its sunny. And as for people shouting abuse at rita rob barbra and sam well i think they should grow up becuz ther only doing ther job hw the hell would they like it if i started shoutin abuse at them the idiots rita sam and rob your great keep doing wat your doing and 4 get them and you bab

darren johnston
i recognised beautiful weymouth straight away. Even saw a hotel i stayed in several times.

fred brown
absolute rubbish

Jennifer Whittle
Ituned into Eastenders purposefully to see Weymouth on screen and were you were filming. I was VERY disappointed to see the road that the two vehicles took into Weymouth. This being from a dead end from Bowleaze Cove or were we not supposed to spot this huge error. If i am supposed to beleive it to happen SORRY but it had the opposite effect. I know it would be quieter down there but please pay attention to details. I and my family love Weymouth and go every year.Jennifer Whittle

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