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Duration:
30 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama
IMDB rate:
5.2
Awards:
162 wins & 245 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1985-02-19
Filming Locations: Weymouth, Dorset, England, UK
Cast
Actor
Character
Gary Beadle
Gary Beadle
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Gemma Bissix
Gemma Bissix
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Judy Cornwell
Judy Cornwell
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Tameka Empson
Tameka Empson
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Perry Fenwick
Perry Fenwick
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Anna Karen
Anna Karen
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Miranda Pleasence
Miranda Pleasence
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Sophie Stanton
Sophie Stanton
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Shirley Stelfox
Shirley Stelfox
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Hannah Waterman
Hannah Waterman
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Daniel Mays
Daniel Mays
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Bohdan Poraj
Bohdan Poraj
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Kellie Shirley
Kellie Shirley
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Melissa Suffield
Melissa Suffield
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Laurie Brett
Laurie Brett
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Lin Blakley
Lin Blakley
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Robert Kazinsky
Robert Kazinsky
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Rakhee Thakrar
Rakhee Thakrar
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Eva Brittin-Snell
Eva Brittin-Snell
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Jacqueline Jossa
Jacqueline Jossa
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Steve McFadden
Phil
Adam Woodyatt
Ian
Pam St. Clement
Pat
June Brown
Dot
Barbara Windsor
Peggy
Wendy Richard
Pauline
Letitia Dean
Sharon
Sid Owen
Ricky
Patsy Palmer
Bianca
Todd Carty
Mark
Jessie Wallace
Kat
Natalie Cassidy
Sonia
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Trivia
Leslie Grantham was only signed to do twelve episodes at the beginning of the series. According to Grantham himself, BBC executives Michael Grade and Jonathan Powell saw the first episode and were so impressed with his character that they recommended he should be brought to the forefront of the series.
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In 2006, Ricky Butcher was voted as the UK's favourite soap opera car mechanic in a poll of 500 people organised by car hire firm, Lingscar. 36% voted for Ricky played by Sid Owen, above Michael Le Vell, as Kevin Webster from Coronation Street (1960), who scored 34%; EastEnders' Steve McFadden as Phil Mitchell with 12%, and Kylie Minogue as Charlene Robinson from Neighbours (1985) with 7%.
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Pete Beale was initially scheduled to be a short-term character. It had been decided way in advance that the big New Year cliffhanger of 1986 would be the killing-off of a character and the chosen person had to have the greatest effect on the remaining characters. Pete Beale was the obvious choice as his death would leave Kathy a widow and Ian (his son) would have to take over as head of the house. Lou was his mother, Pauline his sister and Den Watts his best-friend, and everyone knew him from the fruit and veg stall, so story lines were planned in which Pete would have a heart-attack; a shock tactic to revive interest in the show after the excitement of Christmas. At the last minute, Julia Smith got 'cold feet' and decided that Pete was too useful a character to lose so early in the programme's history.
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Goofs
When Phil and Grant are in the woods with Danny, the camera's shadow is visible several times.
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When Nick Cotton returned to the square in October 2008, the tattoo on his neck had disappeared.
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Quotes
Tony: Honestly, Si, you don't know whether you're Arthur or Martha!
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Den Watts: [on seeing a miserable-looking Pauline] They cancelled public hangings or something?
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Zoe: My sister is my mum. My Dad is my granddad and my uncle, and my uncle is my dad.
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Faq
Q
What Happened to Jake Moon?
A
It is uncertain. He was mistaken for Sean Slater, Who Johnny Allen wanted Killed of. But Johnny miss spoke it saying "Jake, Kill Him For me". So As Jake was leaving the square, a couple of henchman asked approached Jake and asked if he was Jake Moon. We have never seen him since. And no one has even spoke about his dissapearence because he was leaving. The Writers have said they have left it open for the fans and will not explain what happened to him. They also said the door is open for Joel Beckett to come back if he wants to...
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Photos from cast
Adie Allen Tony Armatrading Michael Attwell Ewan Bailey Alexandra Bastedo Gary Beadle Jesse Birdsall Gemma Bissix