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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

EastEnders to go live for 30th anniversary


The BBC have announced that in February 2015, EastEnders will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and to mark the special occasion it will be pushing the boundaries by going live. Not only will there be a 30 minute live episode but there will also be a series of live elements in all the episodes that week.

This special week will give a nod to the past and welcome the future. With storylines culminating, big momentous events happening, the EastEnders 30th anniversary will take its place in television history.

Speaking of the plans for the anniversary, Dominic Treadwell-Collins, Executive Producer said “This is a fantastic opportunity for EastEnders to create a massive national event and one that will enable us celebrate 30 years of EastEnders in spectacular style.  With live elements to each episode as well as a half hour live episode, it allows us to have a huge amount of surprises for the audience. It is ambitious and exciting and something I know everyone at EastEnders will excel at as they always do.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One adds "BBC One will bring the nation together to celebrate 30 years of EastEnders by going live across the anniversary week. Next February will mark a massive event on the channel by creating the ultimate ‘doof doof’ and finally reveal who killed Lucy Beale.”

Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning adds "After a captivating year of drama in 2014, EastEnders will top this in February 2015 with the most ambitious anniversary any soap has attempted.  'Live week' allows us to keep loads of secrets from the cast, crew and the audience until the very last minute. With shocking reveals and unguessable twists it's going to be a week that will change Albert Square forever."

EastEnders Continues Thursday at 7.30pm on BBC ONE

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