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EastEnders was first screened (1985)

EastEnders was first screened (1985)

EastEnders first aired on BBC One in 1985 and quickly became one of the most popular soap operas on television. The show is set in the fictional borough of Walford and follows the lives of the residents as they navigate love, loss, and everything in between. EastEnders has been praised for its gritty realism and strong performance, and has won numerous awards over the years, including three BAFTAs.

The show has also been credited with helping to raise awareness of important social issues such as domestic violence and child abuse. With over 30 years on the air, the show has been praised for its realistic portrayal of working-class life and for tackling social issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, and mental health. EastEnders has also been credited with helping to change public attitudes to issues such as HIV/AIDS and domestic violence.

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