How long has EastEnders been running?

How long has ‘EastEnders’ been running?

EastEnders started on Tuesday February 19, 1985 on BBC1. It is set in Albert Square in the fictional Walford district of East London, based on the real-life areas of Hackney and Dalston, and follows the daily lives of the residents.

Created by Londoners Julia Smith and Tony Holland, his gritty and dramatic side of working-class community life was designed to compete with his ITV rival. Coronation Street and he quickly became known for tackling controversial topics that had never been explored in other soap operas.

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