Who created EastEnders?

Who created EastEnders?

Julia Smith
EastEnders is a British soap opera created by Julia Smith and Tony Holland which has been broadcast on BBC One since 1985.

What was EastEnders originally called?

Simon May and Alan Jeapes created the title sequence, and the show with a working title of East 8 was renamed Eastenders. Julia Smith thought “Eastenders” “looked ugly written down”, and capitalised the second ‘e’. The show was first broadcast on 19 February 1985.

What was the first scene in EastEnders?

13 million viewers watched the first episode of EastEnders, broadcast on 19th February 1985. It began with a bang as, Arthur Fowler, Ali Osman and Den Watts forced their way into Reg Cox’s flat and found Reg near death. Several weeks later Nick Cotton was revealed as Reg’s murderer.

When did EastEnders first start?

February 19, 1985
EastEnders/First episode date

13 million viewers watched the first episode of EastEnders, broadcast on 19th February 1985. It began with a bang as, Arthur Fowler, Ali Osman and Den Watts forced their way into Reg Cox’s flat and found Reg near death.

Who was first head of series and serials in EastEnders?

The first people to whom David Reid, then head of series and serials, turned were Julia Smith and Tony Holland, a well established producer/script editor team who had first worked together on Z-Cars. The outline that Reid presented was vague: two episodes a week, 52 weeks a year.

Who is the composer of the EastEnders theme tune?

THE man who wrote the famous EastEnders theme tune has hit out at show bosses for cutting it short. Simon May’s music has accompanied every episode of the BBC1 soap since it first aired on 19 February 1985. But from an initial closing episode burst of 1m 20 seconds, he says, the theme tune now lasts just 28 seconds.

How many times has EastEnders used Julia’s theme?

See media help. “Julia’s Theme” refers to an alternative version of the usual theme, which was named after one of the show’s creators, Julia Smith. It has been used in place of the regular theme 69 times as of 21 May 2021. This theme sees a change to the way an episode ends.

How many episodes of EastEnders are there on iPlayer?

Episodes of EastEnders are available on-demand through BBC iPlayer for 30 days after their original screening. On 1 December 2012, the BBC uploaded the first 54 episodes of EastEnders to YouTube, and on 23 July 2013 they uploaded a further 14 episodes bringing the total to 68. These have since been taken down.