Thursday, 11 June 2009
Thursday, 30 April 2009
- its starts at 7:30 or 8 on bbc1or at 10 again on bbc 3.
- it started in 1983 two years before it hit the screen
- bbc makes eastenders.
- the highest rating was 30.15 million people .
- the target audience would be teenagers and above.
- EastEnders has received both praise and criticism for most of its storylines, which have dealt with difficult themes, such as violence, rape and murder. In 1997 several episodes were shot and set in Ireland, resulting in criticisms for portraying the Irish in a negatively stereotypical way. Ted Barrington, the Irish Ambassador to London at the time, described the portrayal of Ireland as an "unrepresentative caricature", stating he was worried by the negative stereotypes and the images of drunkenness, backwardness and isolation. Jana Bennett, the BBC's then director of production, later apologised for the episodes, stating on BBC1's news bulletin: "It is clear that a significant number of viewers have been upset by the recent episodes of EastEnders, and we are very sorry, because the production team and programme makers did not mean to cause any offence." A year later BBC chairman Christopher Bland admitted that as result of the Irish-set EastEnders episodes, the station failed in its pledge to represent all groups accurately and avoid reinforcing prejudice.
barbra windsor (peggy mithcell)
ross kemp ( grant mitchell )
steve mcfadden (phil mitchell)