Wendy Richard tribute programme

Thursday, February 26, 2009 by · Comments Off 

The BBC will screen a tribute to the late Wendy Richard this evening. Read more

“For the Love of Christ!”

Thursday, February 19, 2009 by · 2 Comments 

Callan’s off to Walford. Read more


Friday, May 4, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Does anybody still watch EastEnders these days? Read more

Natal attraction

Monday, September 25, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Contrast the two storylines in our main soaps right now involving the aftermath of childbirth. Read more

B-b-b-b bullshit!

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 by · Comments Off 

Last Wednesday, I was in a smoke-filled room with Mike Reid. I was interviewing him to tie-in with UKTV Gold’s next EastEnders themed weekend, “Secrets and Lies”, which kicks off on June 3. Read more


Friday, February 18, 2005 by · Comments Off 

Resurrected on a whim, then killed off by expediency. What a way to go. Read more


Monday, December 1, 2003 by · Comments Off 

Is EastEnders on the cusp of a return to greatness or riding on the crest of a wave of mediocrity? Make your own mind up. However, what cannot be denied is that the writers have, at the present time, a golden opportunity to snatch victory from the jaws of the aforementioned mediocrity. Read more


Tuesday, October 28, 2003 by · Comments Off 

When I last reviewed this august institution, my negative – though, as I saw it, constructive – criticisms resulted in me receiving a barrage of hate mail from irate acolytes of this show. Read more


Thursday, August 22, 2002 by · Comments Off 

If I were to write this review in the style of current EastEnders, then halfway through I’d have completely forgotten what it was that I was originally… bugger me, what was I talking about? Read more

EastEnders: It’s Your Party

Friday, August 10, 2001 by · Comments Off 

Not harsh, merely, but punitive. The treatment meted out by the BBC towards its once great flagship programme continues to beggar belief. EastEnders‘ slide into total irrelevance and self-parody, hastened with the arrival of a fourth weekly episode, almost inevitably had to be marked with an equally unwanted and misguided “tribute” such as this. Read more

EastEnders: The Family Album

Sunday, February 13, 2000 by · Comments Off 

Scurrying along in the wake of Monty Python‘s 30th, Not the Nine O’clock News (and Newsnight‘s 20th and The Simpsons‘ 10th), comes the flags-and-bunting jamboree that is EastEnders‘ 15th birthday; a bizarre anniversary to mark in itself, and one that compounds the impression of television retrospective celebrations coming round on an almost weekly basis. Read more